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Public Notice Requirement in the IDO

This page includes helpful resources to applicants and stakeholders about public notice requirements in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO).

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) requires public notice for many types of development. Table 6-1-1 summarizes the requirements for each application type and identifies which applications require public notice.

Mailed and electronic mail (i.e. email) notice is the responsibility of the applicant, and both must be sent prior to the submittal of an application to the City. Details of Mailed notice are in Subsection 14-16-6-4(K)(2), and details of Electronic Mail are in Subsection 14-16-6-4(K)(4) of the IDO.

It is the responsibility of people getting the public notice to follow-up to get more information about a project. Once an application is received by the City, it becomes public record, and anyone can ask to review the application materials. The public notice will provide information about what applications will be submitted and when. Contact the Planning Department at [email protected] or call 505-924-3860 and ask to speak to the case planner associated with the relevant decision-making body for more information.

See also:

Names & Addresses

Applicants can obtain names and addresses of the recipients of the public notice as follows:

Notice Template

You  may use this template to create the Mailed notice to property-owners and neighborhood associations or the Electronic Mail notice to neighborhood associations, as required by Table 6-1-1 of the IDO.

  • For applications decided by the Zoning Hearing Administrator (ZHE), contact the ZHE Administrative Assistant at (505) 924-3894 for information and a template.
  • Click here to download a version in Microsoft Word. This template can be customized as needed. Items that are required in the public notice are marked with an asterisk (*). You can translate this letter into other languages as needed, particularly in areas identified by the U.S. Census as having 5% or more of the population with English not as a first language, but the City recommends sending it in English as well as another language.
  • Click here to download a PDF with blanks that can be printed and filled out by hand or downloaded and filled out electronically.
    • Use this version for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.

Recommended Attachments

The following attachments are highly recommended but are not required. Providing detailed information about the future development in or attached to your letter helps people determine whether they need to send comments to address any concerns or testify at the public meeting or hearing (if applicable) or whether they are satisfied that the project does not pose any concerns.

If you include attachments to an email, PDFs and small file sizes are best. If too large to attach, you can also upload them to a website or a cloud-storage site where they can be accessed and downloaded.

For any application type, include the following:

  • Zone Atlas page with the property outlined (or a Site Location Map or Google Map)
    • Visit AGIS zone atlas grid map to locate the Zone Atlas page that contains your project.
    • Download the corresponding Zone Atlas page here.
    • Mark up the map to clearly identify the project site.
  • Address Report

The following are additional recommended documents for specific application types from Table 6-1-1 in the IDO.

Application Type

Recommended Attachments

Administrative Decisions

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness – Minor

Photographs of property, elevations showing any changes, material specifications

Sign Permit or Alternative Signage Plan

Sign illustration(s) and dimensions, Site Plan

Site Plan –  Administrative

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Wall or Fence Permit

Wall illustration(s), site plan with wall or fence detail

Wireless Telecommunications Facility

Site Plan, elevations

Decisions Requiring a Public Meeting or Hearing

Demolition outside an HPO

Photo of structure proposed for demolition

Historic Certificate of Appropriateness –  Major

Elevations; photographs of existing building; floor plans, if relevant; material specifications

Master Development Plan

Master Development Plan with related drawings and development standards

Site Plan – DRB or EPC

Site Plan, architectural renderings

Subdivision of Land – Minor

Sketch Plat

Subdivision of Land –  Major

Plat, cross sections of proposed streets, proposed Infrastructure List, Traffic Impact Study Form

Vacation of Easement or Right-of-Way

Drawing showing easement(s) or right-of-way(s) to be vacated

Variance – DRB or EPC

Scale drawing of proposed variance

Wireless Telecommunications Facility Waiver

Site Plan, elevations

Policy Decisions

Annexation of Land

Aerial image

Zoning Map Amendment

Summary of justification for request


Sample Attachments

Aerial image with the site identified. Label surrounding roads to provide context.


Zone Atlas Page with the site identified. Include Address.

General Site Layout. Provide full sheet if necessary to show details.

Conceptual elevation

 Conceptual landscaping plan