The Garfield County Planner’s Office oversees a variety of aspects pertaining to land use and development in the County. The Planner’s Office is responsible for subdivision approval, zone change requests, lot line adjustments, conditional use permitting, and building site approval.
The Garfield County Economic Development Office oversees all economic development in the County. With the help of the Governor's Office of Rural Development (ORD), the Economic Development Director works with businesses in Garfield County to provide resources and programs to sustain business and improve employment opportunities. The Economic Development Director's role in the ORD Program process is to a) spread awareness of the programs to businesses in the County, b) help businesses determine eligibility to specific programs, and c) aid in the application process to give the businesses a greater chance of approval.
For proposed ordinances, visit the Utah Public Notice Website.
PLANNING AND ZONING ORDINANCES
- 2019-1 Land Use Moratorium Ordinance
- 2019-2 Glamping Ordinance
- 2019-3 Chapter 8 Conditional Uses Amended
- 2019-4 Chapter 9 Planned Unit Developments Amended
- 2019-5 Water Concurrency Ordinance
- 2019-6 Zoning Ordinance (Amended)
- 2019-7 Mobile Home & Recreational Coach Ordinance (Amended)
For zoning information, please call the Planning/Economic Development Office at (435) 676-1157.
In addition to local economic development efforts, the Five County Association of Governments (FCAOG) offers a revolving loan program. Please visit: southernutahloans.com for more information.
For rural business services from the United States Department of Agriculture such as low-interest loans, grants and other programs, please visit: https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?pageAction=RBSmenu
To view all eight ORD Programs, please visit: https://business.utah.gov/rural/.
GOED has provided an interactive map that shows broadband availability and other infrastructure relevant to economic development. Please visit: http://locate.utah.gov/
Department of Workforce Services provides useful economic data to the public. For economic data such as employment, demographics, wages & Income, firm & industry, and others, please visit: https://jobs.utah.gov/wi/data/library/index.html.
TEMPORARY ADJUSTMENT TO RURAL FAST TRACK GRANT
On April 2, 2019, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved Garfield County for a 12 month temporary adjustment to the job wage portion of the Rural Fast Track (RFT) grant program.
In the past, as part of the job wage requirement of the RFT program, businesses had to pay at least 110% of the County average annual wage ($33,417.00) in order to be eligible for the RFT grant.
With the temporary adjustment, businesses now only have to pay $9.25 an hour, full-time (40 hours a week, year-round), in order to be eligible for the job wage requirement portion of the program.
Keep in mind, those businesses taking advantage of the temporary adjustment WILL NOT be eligible for the job creation incentive portion of the grant (the additional $1,000.00 -$1,500.00 incentive).
The temporary adjustment is valid for one year and will expire on April 2, 2020.
If your business has at least 2 full-time employees, has been in business AND profitable for at least 2 years, and pays at least $9.25 an hour full-time, contact Kaden Figgins to start the application process.
Kaden Figgins, Planner/Economic Development Director
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Garfield County Courthouse, Planning/Economic Development Office
55 South Main St.
Panguitch, Utah 84759
Garfield County Planning/Economic Development Office
PO Box 77
Panguitch, Utah 84759