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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

Moratorium: IDO

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: Online Services System

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. 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 web page.

New IDO Adopted and Enacted

Comprehensive Plan Update & Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) logo

Mayor Tim Keller and the City of Albuquerque are committed to helping the community learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), before the IDO becomes effective on May 17, 2018.

It’s important to know how to use the new regulations and how they may impact your property or your part of town.

Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable planners and staff have set up daytime and evening IDO training sessions at various locations to conveniently serve city residents. In addition to the training sessions, City staff will also host weekly office hours for those who are unable to make it to one of the group meetings or for those with detailed questions about a specific property.

Learn more about meeting times, locations and offerings at the ABC-Z Project web page.  

News

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Planning Department? Follow us on social media or sign up for our electronic newsletter for the ABC-Z Project updates.

Events & Workshops