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Code Enforcement

Learn more about how this division enforces the zoning and housing codes.

What We Do

Code Enforcement provides a positive constituent experience by being responsive to the community’s land use concerns through timely and thorough interaction to achieve compliance.

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How We Serve You

Code Enforcement conducts inspections of properties throughout the city to determine compliance with code requirements and, when necessary, notifies owners of observed ordinance violations and methods by which to correct those violations. Code compliance is achieved through a combination of education, resource and assistance referral and enforcement. The Division also performs plan review functions for building permit applications and answers questions concerning zoning and land-use matters.

Find details on property ownership, zoning, school districts and more: Use the Address Report

Homeowner’s How-To Guide

Renter's Guide to the Albuquerque Housing Code

Nuisance Weed Removal Enforcement

Report a weed violation

Report a zoning violation 

Request an official Zonal Certification Letter

Request an Application for Vacant Building Registration

Request an official Zoning Verification Statement

Codes & Ordinances

Below you'll find the ordinances and codes used by the Code Enforcement division, inspectors and planners.

City of Albuquerque Code of Ordinances (American Legal link)

Integrated Development Ordinance (Viewable/Downloadable PDF and Individual Section PDFs)

Numbering of City Buildings Ordinance

Uniform Housing Code

Vacant Building Maintenance Code

Weeds, Litter and Snow Ordinance

Sign Regulations

Trying to secure a sign permit? Looking for clarification on where you can place a sign? Need specs on sign sizes and types allowed within Albuquerque? The Code Enforcement division can assist.

Read through the Sign Regulations below for answers to all your questions.

Learn more about Sign Regulations


Applications, Forms, Handouts & Related Links

Apply Online for Code Enforcement/Zoning Permit

Business Registrations

Code Enforcement Contacts

Code Enforcement FAQs

Homeowner's How-To Guide (wall permit information)

Integrated Development Ordinance

Planning Department General Fee Schedule

Revising a Site Plan (Replacement, Amendments, Variances, Deviations, and Waivers)

Nuisance Weed Removal Information

Weed Identification Handbook

Wireless Telecommunications Facilities