Integrated Development Ordinance

The Integrated Development Ordinance includes zoning and subdivision regulations to govern land use and development within the City of Albuquerque and establishes the City's system of planning.

IDO Effective Document - Downloadable PDF

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) annual updates from 2020 became effective on August 1, 2021, and applications submitted on or after that date will be reviewed against the regulations in the document below.

Applications accepted as complete while a previous IDO document was in effect are reviewed against the zoning and regulations in that IDO document. (See Legislative History below.)

IDO - Interactive Website

An interactive version of the IDO with pins that provide additional explanation and links to external resources is available here:

Zoning Maps

Zoning for each property is established by the City's Official Zoning Map, which is available via several online maps:

The Zone Atlas is available here. The Zone Atlas is updated annually, so be sure to check one of the online maps above for the latest zoning information.

IDO Maps

Additional maps that illustrate specific regulations in the IDO are available here:

How-to Resources

Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)

In order to administer the Integrated Development Ordinance, the ZEO must provide guidance to staff and applicants from time to time as questions arise. Property owners and residents can also apply for a Declaratory Ruling about any zoning standard per IDO Subsection 14-16-6-4(S)(1).

Memoranda from the ZEO

Declaratory Rulings

Annual Update

The Integrated Development Ordinance is updated every year. This is an important opportunity to improve the outcomes of regulations for land use and development in your community.

This process includes three steps:

2021 Annual Update

Planning staff submitted proposed changes for the the 2021 annual update to the City's review/decision process in October 2021.


2020 Annual Update

The City Council approved the 2020 annual update on June 17, 2021, and the changes went into effect on August 1, 2021.

IDO Legislative History

Applications accepted as complete while a particular IDO document was in effect are subject to the zoning and regulations in that IDO document.