Planning & Development Services

Planning and Development Services

2. Ordinances & Codes

Chapter 2, Division 6 – Minimum Wage

This ordinance clarifies minimum wage requirements for those who hold a county business registration license, or exercises control over wage, hours or working conditions of employees in the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County.

Chapter 10 – Buildings and Building Regulations

This chapter of the Bernalillo County Code prescribes minimum standards regulating building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical work; and maintenance of buildings and structures within the unincorporated boundaries of the county.

Chapter 30, Article II – Air Pollution

This chapter of the Bernalillo County Code establishes a joint City of Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board and defines their duties and powers; as well as permits and hearings.

Chapter 30, Article IV - Noise

This ordinance intends to prohibit unnecessary, excessive and annoying noises from all sources subject to its police power.

Chapter 30, Article VI – Light Pollution

This division is intended to create standards for outdoor lighting so that its use does not unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of adjacent property owners, and with astronomical observations, and to promote energy conservation without jeopardizing safety, utility, security and productivity. The purpose of this division is to minimize light pollution, which has a detrimental effect on the night sky environment, interferes with the enjoyment of the night sky, and causes unnecessary illumination of adjacent properties.

Chapter 42, Article IV – Environmental Health Code

This code sets out rules and regulations, fees, review schedules, hearings and penalties for environmental health issues in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, including restaurants, food processors, food sales, home-based food processing,  dwelling sanitation and safety, and public pools.

Chapter 46 – Impact Fees

This ordinance sets the conditions to assess and collect impact fees.

Chapter 62 – Planning

This chapter of the Bernalillo County Code discusses the County Planning Commission and Neighborhood Associations.

Chapter 74 Subdivision

These regulations provide for the control by the county of the subdivision of land to foster harmonious, orderly and progressive development of land.

Appendix A – Zoning

Zoning, Building & Planning Department, Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Planned Communities Criteria

The regulations and restrictions of this ordinance are designed to lessen congestion in the streets and public ways; to secure safety from fire, panic, flooding and other dangers; to promote health and the general welfare; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provisions for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements; to conserve the value of buildings and lands; and to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County in accordance with the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan.


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