Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs)


An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) is any agreement that involves or is made between two or more governments in cooperation to solve problems of mutual concern. Intergovernmental agreements can be made between or among a broad range of governmental or quasi-governmental entities. Governments use IGAs for cooperative planning, development review, resource sharing, joint planning commissions, building inspection services, and more.

Intergovernmental Agreement Handbook

Planning for Growth: Intergovernmental Agreements in Colorado is a handbook designed for local government staff and officials who are considering cooperative planning, and specifically, intergovernmental agreements. Developing an Intergovernmental Agreement can be challenging, and this handbook provides an overview of the process, when and how they are used, frequently asked questions, and provides sample agreements from all over the state. Check out more Colorado examples from the list below.

Sample Intergovernmental Agreements

Urban Growth Boundaries

Joint Land Use Planning

Utility Delivery

Annexation and Three Mile Plans

Revenue Sharing

School Siting

Other Intergovernmental Agreements


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