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Planning

Learn how the Planning Department can assist you.
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.

Important Notices

News and announcements from the Planning Department.

Integrated Development Ordinance

Effective May 17, 2018, the Planning Department has an updated fee schedule and new application forms and checklists for permits and approvals regulated by the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), including those for the following Boards and Commissions:

Please note there are additional submittal requirements for many of these requests.

All applications as of May 17 must comply with new requirements, use these updated forms, and pay required fees. These applications will be processed in accordance with the procedures of the IDO.

New Member on the Development Review Board (DRB)

Starting Feb. 28, 2018, Code Enforcement will be the newest member of the Development Review Board. This action was anticipated with the adoption of the IDO and implemented with approval of an updated Administrative Instruction 8-2.

All signature blocks must be amended to add their name to plats and site plans, as well as on infrastructure lists.

See below for links to an updated infrastructure list template and examples of signature blocks for different types of applications:

Coming Soon: Online Services System

The Planning Department’s Online Services System is expanding! Coming soon, the Development Review Board, Environmental Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Examiner, and the Landmarks 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. Check back for more details.

Did You Know?

Graphic for the Did You Know? educational series for the Planning Department.

Ever wonder if that little DIY construction project you were planning for your home needs a permit (raising the wall in your yard, installing a patio cover, etc.)? Want to learn more about home construction resources available to you?

The Planning Department's Building Safety Division can help.

We offer a wide range of resources to help you navigate through the building codes and required permitting process.

Learn more at our Homeowner's How-To Guide.

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