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Cook County Permits Expire for Land Owned by Seth Jeffs

Cook County permits have expired for a piece of land tied to Seth Jeffs, a man who led a secretive polygamous sect, who planned to build a 6,000 square foot building on his property. Cook County permits have expired for a piece of land tied to Seth Jeffs, a man who led a secretive polygamous sect, who planned to build a 6,000 square foot building on his property. |  Photo: Pueblo County Sheriffs Office

Updated: January 17, 2020 04:42 PM

Several permits for a piece of land in Cook County have expired. This is of interest because the land is tied to a man who led a secretive polygamous sect in South Dakota.

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The Cook County Land Services Director Tim Nelson says that the property purchased by Seth Jeffs in 2018 has had no construction done on it. Jeffs would need to reapply for the permits if he wants to build any structures on that property. 

Nelson says that as of this moment, Jeffs has not reapplied for any of the permits, or expressed the intention to reapply.

In May of 2019, Cook County officials issued the cease and desist order to a company tied to Jeffs. They said the work ded not comply with county rules about conserving wetland resources. 

Jeffs bought 40 acres of land and was planning to build a 6,000 square foot building on the property.

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