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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.

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) was adopted in November 2017, amended in April and May 2018, and became effective on May 17, 2018.

The Planning Department will submit updates to the IDO every year in July. Send comments and suggestions to [email protected].

IDO Effective Draft - Interactive Website

An interactive version of the IDO Effective Draft is available on this website: 

IDO Effective Draft - Downloadable PDF

The IDO Effective Draft is available for download or viewing in your browser as a PDF of the whole document or via separate documents for each of the 7 parts of the IDO via the links below:

Cover, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, and Index Tables

  1. General Provisions
  2. Zone Districts
  3. Overlay Zones
  4. Use Regulations
  5. Development Standards
  6. Administration & Enforcement
  7. Definitions & Acronyms

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.

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

Voluntary Follow-up Zone Conversion Process

Property owners can opt in to a free, one-year process to address nonconformities, floating zone lines, and voluntary downzone requests, among other criteria identified in Resolution 2018-29.

The Planning Department will be submitting at least two packages of zone conversions from May 2018 to April 2019.

Visit the ABC-Z project webpage to learn more. You can opt in via this online form.

Online maps are available to help determine whether properties are eligible for the follow-up voluntary conversion process via one of the criterion in City Council Resolution 2018-29.

    • Eligible Properties Map
    • Floating Zone Line Map
      • Shows zoning and property lines to help identify properties with 2 zones on 1 parcel (either platted or ownership parcel).
    • Prior SU and R-D Zoning Map
      • Shows properties that are undeveloped (according to City land use data) that were previously zoned SU (Special Use) or R-D (Residential-Developing).
    • Size Thresholds Map
      • Properties that are zoned PD (Planned Development) or NR-BP (Non-Residential Business Park) but that do not meet the size thresholds required for those zone districts.

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. See IDO Subsection 14-16-6-2(B)(1)(c).

Property owners and residents can also apply for a Declaratory Ruling about any zoning standard in the IDO per specific procedures in 14-16-6-5(B).

Memoranda from the ZEO

Declaratory Rulings

  • None as of 12/4/2018