In Colorado, land development is regulated by land codes, which are administered by the Department of Local Affairs (DLA). Land codes cover a variety of building regulations, vary from state to state, and are further refined at the county and municipal levels. Land codes in Breckenridge, CO, for example, prohibit retailers from displaying their merchandise outside of their storefronts in most land districts.
To assist municipalities and counties, the Colorado Community Development Office created templates to guide local officials in drafting or amending existing codes. The DLA has also developed a framework and planning guide to help local communities integrate hazard mitigation into their land planning strategies and regulations.