Routt County Purchase of Development Rights Program Updated:08/2022

Applications for funding through the Routt County PDR Program will be considered by the PDR Advisory Board and the Routt County Board of Commissioners in two tiers: Proposal Evaluation and Due Diligence. Tier One requires evaluation of the physical, ecological, and social aspects of the property. That review will include a site visit and utilize information provided by the Applicant and the sponsoring, qualified land conservation organization. Tier Two concerns review of the due diligence requirements and the final approval for funding.

PDR is a land protection tool in which a property’s development rights are purchased from willing landowners. In exchange, the landowner grants a perpetual conservation easement, or deed restriction on the property, thereby permanently protecting the land from development. The land may be sold or transferred, but the deed restriction remains in place.  The PDR Program provides landowners an economically attractive alternative to selling land for development by compensating them for the development rights on their land. Ownership of the property remains vested with the landowner, who can use and manage the property consistent with the terms of the conservation easement.  

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Contact Routt County Purchase of Development Rights Program

522 Lincoln Avenue
Suite #30
Steamboat Springs, CO  80487
Phone: (970) 879-0108 ext 315

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