Planning & Development Services

The Planning and Development Services Department's Mission

To work with and serve the residents of Bernalillo County through programs designed to preserve and protect public health and safety, and improve the built environment, by administering land use, building, planning, and health protection regulations in a fair and consistent manner.


Department Duties

• Administers the county's building, zoning, planning, subdivision, business regulation, impact fee, street name and other development-related regulations.

• Coordinates public hearing and approval process for land use and development matters before the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, County Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, and County Development Review Authority.

• Provides plan review, inspection, and complaint response services for building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permit applications.

• Coordinates zoning enforcement, nuisance abatement and property maintenance programs in conjunction with other county departments.

• Issues zoning and building permits, business licenses, and property addresses.

• Works closely with business, development industry and neighborhood representatives on community planning efforts.

• Coordinates and maintain county-wide enterprise management system Accela Automation and department e-commerce technology.

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