Planning & Zoning

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Department Description

The Planning Division administers the ordinances covering annexation, subdivision, zoning, and associated land-use activities for the City of Alamogordo and its extraterritorial jurisdiction as they relate to current and long-range planning.

Planning and Zoning (P&Z) is responsible for overseeing the City’s long-range planning efforts to include: the comprehensive plan, economic development plan, resource conservation and water plan, transportation plan, the city infrastructure, and green space development plan.  P&Z is also responsible for reviewing all building permit paperwork for zoning compliance and approval prior to review and issuance of building permits by the State’s Construction Industries Division.

Mission Statement

To guide our citizens in determining a desired lifestyle and quality of life via informed management of the use of land. To perform this function with honesty, integrity, equity, and courtesy.

Business Registration

Complete the Business Information Prerequisite form (PDF) as part of the process to register your business with the City of Alamogordo. This form and process is required for all types of businesses located within the Alamogordo city limits. 


Planning and Zoning Fees  Contact the Planning and Zoning Department for further information at 575-439-4220.

Building Inspectors

The City of Alamogordo no longer has Building Inspectors. If you need to call for an inspection or have questions regarding permitting, you will need to contact Construction Industries Division (CID).

International Building Codes

If you have questions regarding the International Building Codes please contact the CID Albuquerque office at 505-222-9800.

Additional Information

Access our Resource Directory for offices to contact for your building inspecting and codes questions.