The City of Albuquerque’s Comprehensive Zoning Code has specific regulations related to the posting of signs. In most cases, permits are required to post signs.
When a sign is posted illegally, it may be removed. Various departments throughout the City are responsible for the collection and removal of illegal signs depending on the sign location:
- Illegal signs improperly attached to traffic signals, traffic signs, arroyos/bridges and utility poles may be removed and disposed of by the Department of Municipal Development.
- Illegal signs located within landscaped and non-landscaped street medians may be removed and disposed of by the Solid Waste Management Department.
- Illegal signs placed in parks, within City limits, may be removed and disposed of by the Parks & Recreation Department.
- The Code Enforcement Division enforces the illegal placement of signs on private property.
Below you’ll find a list of links to assist you with securing a sign permit and answering your sign regulation questions.
- General Sign Permit Application
- General Sign Regulations
- Electronic Sign Permit Annual Acknowledgement of Regulations
- Electronic Sign Permit Renewal
- Old Town Business Signage & Display Guide
- Political Sign Regulations
- Report Illegal Signs