Any person operating, trading, or advertising a business for profit in the towns of Nucla, Naturita, and Norwood require a license, including non-residents. Inspections and approvals (concerning land use, fire, health, gas, waste, etc.) may be required. There is no business licensing fees for businesses opening in unincorporated areas of Montrose and San Miguel Counties.
The towns of Nucla, Naturita and Norwood all have building regulations requiring you to obtain a building permit if there are plans to:
- Construct as new building (commercial, industrial or residential)
- Make structural changes or repairs to a building
- Demolish all or a portion of a building
Each community has varying fees for building permits based upon square footage. Check with each Town Hall before beginning any building project.
LAND USE – ZONING
The Town of Nucla does not have zoning regulations (as of 5/31/19) but is working on their Master Plan to develop appropriate designations. The majority of land is noted as being Townsite Residential and Mixed Density Residential. Opportunities for future development in Nucla exist under every designation.
The majority of the property in Town of Naturita has been designated Residential Subdivisions. There is opportunity for development on the land dedicated for Hillside Development.
The Town of Norwood has extensive zoning designations, including:
A: Agricultural District
R-1: Residential District
MH: Mobile Home District
B-1: Business District
P: Public District
I: Industrial District
MD: Medium Density District
Additional Town of Norwood zoning information can be found in their Revised Land Use Code HERE.
The communities of Redvale and Bedrock do not have zoning regulations.