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Development Review Services

Learn about the Development Review Services Division for the Planning Department.

What We Do

The Development Review Services Division administers the processing and regulation of development services related to subdivision design and permitting. This division also administers the Development Review Board (DRB).

How We Serve You

This division operates the Planning Department One Stop Shop, the first resource for information and advice regarding development requests, including hydrology and transportation. In addition to accepting applications for subdivision activity which are then heard by the DRB, applications on land use matters are also accepted for hearing by the Environmental Planning Commission and the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission. Plus, this division houses the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority customer service team and several different Planning Department sections to assist you.

Development Process Manual

The Development Process Manual is a City document which compiles City development processes and procedures into one document. The manual currently includes Volume 1: Procedures and Volume 2: Design Criteria. Both volumes are combined under one cover.

DRB ePlan Submissions

Save time and money by submitting your Development Review Board (DRB) application through the electronic plan review system, called ePlan. It’s fast, easy and available to you at no additional charge.

DRB ePlan is an electronic plan review process available to developers, contractors, architects, homeowners, and anyone else planning to submit plans to the DRB. Click here to learn more about the DRB ePlan system and find step-by-step instructions.

Hydrology & Transportation Plans - Interactive Map

Planning a project and need to know the location of hydrology and transportation plans that are being processed? We can help! We've created an interactive map that displays the location of hydrology and transportation plans that have been submitted to the City for approval. You can search by entering the address or the HydroNumber in the search box in the upper left corner of the map. Clicking the boundary for the plan area will show a pop-up box with additional information and a link to plan documents if they're available. 

Land Development Procedures

Land development within the municipal boundaries of Albuquerque is regulated by the City. City departments most involved in land development are Planning, Municipal Development and Environmental Health. These departments are committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public through land use regulations. Such regulations are intended to preserve neighborhoods, conserve water, move traffic quickly and ensure a high level of quality in every development.