JOHNSON COUNTY, WYOMING

PLANNING RULES & REGULATIONS
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Johnson County, Wyoming does have officially adopted Subdivision Regulations (see our Planning & Zoning Documents page to view and/or download the regulations, or contact the Johnson County Planning Department for a printed copy).
  • Johnson County, Wyoming does NOT currently have official adopted Zoning Regulations or Building Codes.  There are NO current Zoning or Building Permit requirements.  The Johnson County Planning & Zoning Commission held public hearings on the draft Zoning Regulations. The hearings were on December 4, 2013 in Buffalo, WY and on December 5, 2013 in Kaycee, WY.  The draft regulations were certified to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on March 11, 2014.  At this time, the board has no schedule for adoption.
  • Johnson County is under a delegation agreement with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to issue septic system permits for small wastewater systems.  Contact the Johnson County Planner for information on getting a septic system permit.
  • There is a State Engineer's Office well permit required for new domestic and other wells.  Application forms are available on the Wyoming State Engineer's Office website at http://seo.state.wy.us/docs.aspx.
  • Most subdivisions in Johnson County and some undeveloped lands are covered by recorded civil covenants.  Builders, potential lot buyers and other pertinent businesses and individuals should check for the existence of civil covenants prior to engaging in any activity that might violate conditions of the covenants.  The Johnson County Government does not enforce civil covenants and has no legal standing to do so.