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The Plaza del Sol Building houses the City of Albuquerque Planning Department as well as several other City departments and divisions.

The City of Albuquerque Planning Department provides a full range of services from processing building permits to developing long range, regional plans and policies.  The department also houses several boards and commissions including, but not limited to, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Examiner.   Like Us On Facebook 

Important Notices

  • Holiday Closure: Please note that the Planning Department will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, Dec. 26. In addition, we will also be closed on January 1 in observance of New Year's Day and will reopen on January 2. You may always access our Online Services System to submit applications, request/renew a business registration or research permits. Our Online Services System is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any computer or mobile device.
  • Moratorium: The Albuquerque City Council recently enacted a resolution declaring a moratorium for up to 6 months, beginning April 12, 2017, or until the proposed Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) is finally acted upon by the City Council, whichever first occurs. This moratorium affects all proposed zone change requests and/or the issuance of building permits for development pursuant to the North Fourth Mixed Use District (NFMXD) within the adopted boundaries of the North Fourth Street Rank Three Corridor Plan.  Please see the attached legislation for additional details.
  • Coming Soon: The Planning Department’s Online Services System is expanding! Coming soon, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Examiner, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission will join other services currently available on the system. The new online system will allow you to fill out your application, submit required documents, track application progress and pay application fees from any computer or mobile device. Stay tuned for more details!

New IDO Adopted and Enacted

Comprehensive Plan Update & Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) logo

The City Council adopted the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on November 13, 2017, and the City Clerk has enacted it. The IDO will go into effect six months from the enactment date which will be May 17, 2018.

The draft will be updated with the approved LUPZ Committee Amendments and approved Council Floor Amendments and posted as soon as it is available. 

The project team will spend the next six months training staff, the public, and design professionals on the new IDO. Amendments to the IDO to correct errors and omissions will go straight to Council for consideration before the IDO becomes effective. 

Thank you to all the residents and other stakeholders for helping to improve the IDO!


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