Steven Saavedra, Director

Community Development Department
201 W. Chaco St.
Aztec, NM 87410
Location Map [PDF 108 KB]
(505) 334-7605 - office
(505) 334-7609 - fax

Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm


All permits from the Community Development Department require an applicant to complete an application in order to obtain a permit. All applications require a site plan. Depending on the permit request, additional forms may be required.
  • Detail of Permit Process [PDF 52 KB]
  • Other Agency Contact Info [PDF 43 KB]
  • Road Access Standards [PDF 49 KB]

  • Land Use Permit

    Use this application for general property improvements (e.g., fence construction, assessory structures,retaining walls, patio improvements, utility upgrades, swimming pools, green houses, hot tub/sauna installs, etc).
  • Land Use Application [PDF 163 KB]

  • Commercial Development

    Use these forms for new commercial construction (requires a parking plan, landscape plan, storm water plan, electric load calc, meter locations shown), electrical work (major repairs/upgrades that increasing existing load), historic buildings (any alterations to buildings on the State Historic Register), etc.
  • Commercial Development [PDF 271 KB]

  • Residential Development

    Use these forms for new residential construction, building additions (altering the building footprint), carport or garage construction/installation (attached or detached), electrical work (major repairs/upgrades that increasing existing load), interior remodels (only if the use of the building is changing e.g. from residential to office), etc.
  • Residential Development Application [PDF 195 KB]
  • Residential Electric Load Calculation [PDF 41 KB]

  • Signs

    Use these forms for permanent sign installation and temporary signage.
  • Permanent & Temporary Sign Application [PDF 71 KB]
  • Garage Sale Sign Application [PDF 35 KB]
  • Over Street Banner Policy [PDF 30 KB]


    The following processes and applications require approval from the City Commission through a Land Use Hearing. Typically all fees and paperwork has to be submitted 21 days before the City Commission meeting.

    Alternate Summary Plat

    Use these forms when submitting a request to subdivide land into three or less parcels or conducting a lot line adjustment.
  • Alternate Summary Plat [PDF 128 KB]

  • Commercial Development

    Use these forms when constructing and developing a commercial property.
  • Commercial Development [PDF 320 KB]

  • Conditional Use

    Use these forms when applying for a conditional use on a property.
  • Conditional Use [PDF 106 KB]

  • Oil & Gas Wells

    Use these forms for new, upgrades, or abandonment of oil & gas wells.
  • Oil & Gas [PDF 239 KB]

  • Residential Development

    Use these forms when constructing a new residential property.
  • Residential Development [PDF 226 KB]

  • Special Use

    Use these forms when applying for a special use on a property.
  • Special Use [PDF 173 KB]

  • Variance to Land Use Code

    Use these forms when applying for a variance to land use code on a property.
  • Variance [PDF 234 KB]

  • Zoning Change

    Use these forms when applying for a zone change to a property.
  • Zone Change [PDF 191 KB]


  • ➠ Census Data for the City of Aztec
  • ➠ Development Regulations
  • Aztec Development Handbook [PDF 531 KB]
  • Aztec Commercial Properties Portfolio [PDF 3.7 MB]
  • Land Use / Zoning District Map 36" x 48" [PDF 655 KB]


    Sign Code

    You have a business and want to put up a sign? Please read the sign code before investing any money.
  • Chapter 20 - Sign Code [PDF 1.7 MB]

  • Campaign Signs

    Please read this excerpt from Sign Code regarding campaign signs.
  • Campaign Sign Regulations [PDF 135 KB]

  • Land Use Regulations

    Chapter 26 of the City Code which regulates the zoning and land use of parcels within the City limits of Aztec.
  • Chapter 26 - Land Use Regulations [PDF 570 KB]
  • Aztec Land Use Map [PDF 655 KB]

  • Subdivision Regulations

    Chapter 23 of the City Code regulates the subdividing of land and property for commercial and/or residential development within the City limits and the Extra-Territorial Zone area (ETZ) of the City of Aztec.
  • Chapter 23 - Subdivision Regulations [PDF 309 KB]

  • Flood Regulations

    Chapter 9 of the City Code regulates and enforces the process and procedure required when building in an area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be a flood zone. Other federal regulations can be found at the FEMA website.
  • Chapter 9 - Flood Regulations [PDF 133 KB]
  • ➠ FEMA Website:

  • Oil & Gas Regulations

    Chapter 15 of the City Code regulates and enforces the development of oil and gas well sites within the city limits. Other regulations include state and federal can be found at the State Oila and Conservation Division website.
  • Chapter 15 - Oil & Gas Regulations [PDF 114 KB]
  • ➠ Oil and Gas Conservation:


  • ➠ Comprehensive Plans
  • Animas River Trails System Plan [PDF 1.5 MB]
  • Downtown Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA) Plan 2018 [PDF 13.8 MB]
  • Economic Development Strategy Plan [PDF 1.7 MB]
  • Economic Executive Summary [PDF 233 KB]
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan [PDF 4.6 MB]
  • Farmington MPO - Access Management Plan [PDF 1.8 MB]
  • ➠ Farmington MPO - Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  • ➠ Farmington MPO - Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


    Aztec GIS Street & Parcels Map
    ➠ Zoning District Map Online
    [Turn on City Parcels Layer to view Zoning Districts)
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