Daniel J. Beaman
For Zoning and Permit Information:
For Drainage, Floodplain, Grading, and Subdivision Information:
For Addressing, GIS Data and Utility Authorizations:
For Code Enforcement Information:
Hours of Operation - Department Availability
Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
is scheduled to meet on
Thursday, October 26 - 4:30 p.m.
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What We Do
The Planning and Zoning Department processes zone changes, conditional uses, variances, text amendments, subdivisions and other activities regarding land use in the unincorporated areas of the County for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission/Board of County Commission. The department also oversees addressing, which assigns street names and addresses. Note that Sandoval County (SC) does not issue building permits for construction but does process State of NM Construction Industries Division (CID) and Manufactured Housing Division (MHD) permit applications for the unincorporated areas to verify compliance with SC Ordinances and Regulations.
► Planning and Zoning Organizational Chart
How We Serve You
Landowners also are encouraged to visit with the Planning and Zoning Department staff prior to considering development or subdivision of a property. This will ensure that the property has the appropriate zoning and that all rules and regulations are followed.
Building permits for construction in unincorporated areas of Sandoval County are issued through the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department's Construction Industries Division (CID). Prior to the submittal of a building permit application to CID, a Zoning Compliance and Floodplain Determination Checklist must be submitted to Sandoval County P&Z to ensure all County regulations and requirements are fulfilled.
For construction performed by homeowners: State Homeowner Building Permit Application (PDF)
For construction performed by contractors: State Multi-Purpose Building Permit Application (PDF)
Zoning Compliance and Floodplain Determination Checklist: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/departments/planning-zoning/p-z-forms/
An address is assigned as part of the review process for compliance with county regulations. Once the zoning compliance application is approved and you have had your property UPC number verified by the County Assessor’s Office, an address is assigned to your vacant property and utilities will be authorized. If you are on tribal land you will need to contact your tribal entity for addressing. The Planning and Zoning Department does not address tribal land.
Addressing Information Sheet:
If you would like to report a zoning code violation or public nuisance, you must use our Code Enforcement Complaint Form or the Mobile App or you must submit a letter to the below address. All complaints must include the specific location and description of the alleged violation, and you must provide your address, e-mail, and phone number.
Planning & Zoning Department
Attn: Code Enforcement
Sandoval County Administration Building
1500 Idalia Road, Building “D” 2nd floor
Bernalillo NM, 87004
Commercial & Industrial Development Review
The Commercial/Industrial Development Review Committee (C/IDRC) is the administrative reviewing body for proposed commercial and industrial projects (including public utility projects requiring Special Use zoning) within the unincorporated area of Sandoval County. The C/IDRC review procedure is coordinated through the County’s Planning & Zoning Department. The Sandoval County C/IDRC is comprised of staff from the Economic Development, Fire and Rescue, Planning and Zoning, and Public Works departments. Learn about the review procedures for this committee by clicking on the link below:
- C/IDRC Review Procedures
If you have questions concerning floodplain issues in the unincorporated area of the County or in the Village of Jemez Springs, please contact Diego Gomez at 505-867-7616 or email dxgomez@sandoval countynm.gov
Zoning Clearance Letter for Business Registration
Business registration forms are located on the Economic Development web page, under Business Resources. If you are registering your business in a location within Sandoval County, you will need a Zoning Clearance Letter from the Planning and Zoning Department. This letter certifies that your property is properly zoned for your business, or will certify that a change of zoning on your property is needed to accommodate the business you would like to have. The County’s zoning allows most home-based business without a required change of zoning. For more information, please contact Anita Apodaca, Planning Assistant, at the Planning and Zoning Department, (505) 867-7628, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
P & Z Commission
CASE # NOTICES
The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
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Notice: Pursuant to Sandoval County Planning & Zoning Commission Rules, Regulations and Procedures (Doc 25951)
– All documents and other tangible materials, excluding materials used only for demonstrative purposes at the hearing to facilitate witness testimony, should be submitted at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the hearing or meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.”
- Rules, Regulations, Procedures & Resolutions Governing the Planning & Zoning Commission
- 2022 Open Meetings Act –Resolution 1-25-22.7A
- Rules of Procedure and Conduct - Resolution No. 8-25-20.6C
- Ordinance 10-1-21.9F - Prescribing the Powers, Duties and Organization of the Planning & Zoning Commission
- Resolution 10-16-03.11D - Resolution Relating to the Timely Submission of Documents and Materials