The State of Wyoming requires counties to review “subdivisions” to ensure that proposed building sites are adequate for the purpose, will not harm adjoining properties, and are beneficial additions to the community at large. To achieve these objectives, counties require subdivisions to undergo a public review and meet certain standards, such as for road construction, sewage disposal, water supply, etc.
The Planning Department also administers septic system permits for unincorporated areas of the county and properties inside city limits without access to public sewer services. The goal of the program is to ensure public health and safety by providing ground and surface water protection. Proper septic system installation and maintenance are key factors in reaching that goal. For this reason, a permit is required for all small wastewater (septic) systems that generate less then 2,000 gallons per day of sewage. A permit is also required for replacement or modification of a failed septic system.
Additionally the Planning Department assigns rural addresses to properties for the unincorporated areas of the county and administers the Flood Plain Program for the county.
|Addresses||450 N 2nd St.
Courthouse Room 360
Lander, WY 82520
|Hours of Operation||8 – 5 Monday thru Friday Office closed for lunch|