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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

  • July 4: The Planning Department will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. 

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Let the battle begin, it's weed season! Get a step-up on the battle with weeds by making sure to check your property, including the area between your property line and the curb, for weeds in excess of 4" in height or width. Learn more about the Weed & Litter Ordinance.
Not sure if your yard has weeds or just natural vegetation?
There's an easy way to find out. Check out our Weed Identification Handbook available for download. 

Want to report a suspected violation of the Weed & Litter Ordinance? You can download the 311 app or give 311 a call. Please be prepared to provide the address of the property that you suspect is in violation of weed removal requirements.


Image for EPC going paperless. Following the success of paperless hearings at City Council, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) is going green.

Effective June 2016, the Planning Department will no longer have
paper copies of EPC staff reports or notices of decisions available.

Instead, staff reports will be available online at the EPC Agenda page starting on the day of case distribution. Notices of decisions will be available online  at the same web page on the Friday following the EPC hearing.

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