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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: The Planning Department will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, May 30. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note, our online services system will still be accessible and available on this holiday.
  • 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.
  • New Tree List: The Planning Department has completed the Official Albuquerque Tree List to supplement the Comprehensive City Zoning Code 14-16-3-10 for Landscaping Regulations. Learn more and view the full list.

Weed Season Is Here

Spring is here and that means that a battle has begun in yards all across town. Because of that, we need your help to defeat stubborn weeds!

In an effort to keep our city beautiful, and meet your responsibilities as an Albuquerque property owner, please check your property for weeds frequently throughout the Spring and Summer months. Be sure to remove any weeds with a height or width of more than 4" from the following areas:

  • In the front, rear and side yards of your property
  • From the property line all the way to the curb, including the sidewalk. If you don't have a curb adjacent to your property, then the area 10' outside of your property line
  • From your property line to the middle of the alley adjacent to the property

Learn more about nuisance weed removal and which plants are considered weeds by the ordinance.


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