Planning FAQs

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions within the Planning Department.

 

  • General FAQs

    • What are your hours?
    • Where is your office located?
    • What does each division at the Planning Department do?
    • What is the physical size of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County?
    • How can I find a copy of the covenants on my property?
    • How can I find out who owns a particular property in my neighborhood?
    • Who do I call if I find mold in my house?
    • How do I obtain a business license/registration?
  • Albuquerque GIS FAQ's

    • Can I get the Zone Atlas online?
    • Where do I obtain maps of Bernalillo County?
    • Can I view and download AGIS data online?
    • How can I obtain demographic, census or economic data?
    • How do I determine if a property is in the city or county?
    • Your GIS site displays my address incorrectly, who do I contact?
    • Can I purchase city maps from AGIS?
    • How do I look up an address to find zoning and other information?
  • Building Safety FAQ's

    • Do I need a permit for my project?
    • How long does the permit process take?
    • Is there a way to submit a plan or permit request online?
    • How much does a permit/plan review cost?
    • What is FasTrax and how much does it cost?
    • Can I track the status of my plans and view comments online?
    • What happens if I build without a permit?
    • How can I find out if a certain address has a permit or certificate of occupancy?
    • I believe a contractor is building without a permit or not building to code. What should I do?
    • Which codes are being used by the City of Albuquerque?
    • Does the City have plans for my house on file?
    • I need to schedule an inspection or have an inspection question, who do I call?
    • How do I obtain a Contractor's License?
  • City Real Estate Sales & Services (Real Property)

    • Where do I pay my property taxes?
    • How do I find out who owns a property?
    • What is surplus property?
    • I need to record or need copies of a recorded document. What do I do?
    • How do I buy property from the City?
    • I want to lease City property or I want the City to lease my property. What do I do?
  • Code Enforcement FAQ's (Zoning)

    • How do I report a zoning, litter or weed ordinance violation?
    • How do I find out how a particular property is zoned?
    • What does a particular zone designation mean?
    • What businesses are allowed in single-family residential neighborhoods (R-1 Zones)?
    • Is there a limit to how many garage sales my neighbor can hold?
    • Can an RV be parked on private property in an R-1 zone?
    • Can a group home be located in an R-1 zone?
    • Do I need a zoning permit to raise the wall around my yard to 6ft?
    • How do I know if a weed violates the Weed & Anti-Litter Ordinance?
    • I live in a poorly maintained apartment. What can I do?
    • Can the City put a lien on my property?
  • Development Review Services FAQ's

    •  What process do I follow for a zone change, site plan approval, landscaping plan, sector development plan amendment, conditional use, etc?
  • Office of Neighborhood Coordination FAQs

    • What is the Solar Tax Credit and how do I protect my solar rights?
    • What is the Neighborhood News?
    • How do I find covenants for my home?
    • What's the best way to keep my City Councilor informed about updates at my association?
    • How do I update my association contact information with the City?
    • When are meeting reports due?
    • When are annual reports due?
    • Can my association place newsletters and flyers in mailboxes within the boundaries of our association?
    • The President (or other officer) of my neighborhood association is showing favoritism to particular members and is being untruthful. Can the City investigate and bring appropriate impeachment proceedings?
    • The Treasurer of my neighborhood association refuses to show us the accounting books. We fear embezzling may be taking place. Can the City help?
    • Does my neighborhood association have to follow the Open Meetings Act or Robert's Rules of Order?
    • Can my neighborhood association legally do ________? Can the City make them stop?