Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning Department
829 Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 771-7118 phone
(505) 867-0481 fax

                                                           ATTENTION
Town Hall is now open to the public Monday-Friday, 8am-Noon. Face coverings and social distancing are required. If possible, please continue to submit applications electronically. 

For general department questions, please contact LeeAnn Romero, Planning and Zoning Clerk, at:
Phone: 505-771-7118
Email: lromero@townofbernalillo.org 

All building permits and inspections are provided by the NM Construction Industries Division (CID) located at
5500 San Antonio Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 / 505-222-9800.  

A CID Building Permit is required prior to construction for any structure over 120sf in size.
A Town Placement Permit is required prior to construction of any structure less than 120sf in size.
For NEW building permits:
  1. CONTRACTORS:  For a NEW general construction permit, fill out and submit the attached Building Permit Application and a copy of your building plans, to the Planning and Zoning Director at: sshumsky@townofbernalillo.org
  2. HOMEOWNERS: For a NEW homeowners construction permit, fill out and submit the attached Homeowner Building Permit Application Packet and a copy of your building plansto the Planning and Zoning Director at: sshumsky@townofbernalillo.org.
  3. Town staff will conduct the zoning and floodplain review. If you already know that your property is in the floodplain, submit a Floodplain Development Permit Application, otherwise staff will contact you if additional information is needed.
  4. After the Town's review is complete, staff will email you the fee due for the zoning and floodplain review and, once paid, will email you the signed application and a copy of your receipt.
  5. Finally, submit the signed application, 2 copies of your building plans, along with any other required documents, to CID electronically via their website: www.rld.state.nm.us OR in person at 5500 San Antonio Dr. NE in Albuquerque.
For all other applications, including placement permits for manufactured/mobile homes or structures under 120sf in size, go to the Planning and Zoning Department's Forms and Applications web page. Fill out and email your application to the Planning and Zoning Director at: sshumsky@townofbernalillo.org  

Once the application is reviewed, we will email you with the fee amount. Once the fee is received (via phone/credit card OR mail/check), we will email you the permit and a copy of your receipt.

To pay by credit/debit card, contact the Town cashier's office at (505) 771-7120  OR  (505) 771-7122.


To pay by check, mail to:
Town of Bernalillo
Attn: P&Z Department
P.O. Box 638
Bernalillo, NM 87004
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The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for the following services of Town government:
  • Business Registrations / Home-Based Businesses
  • Land Use Planning (Development Review, Subdivision, Zoning, Annexation)
  • Building (Residential and Commercial Construction Permits and Inspections)
  • Code Enforcement (Property Complaints)
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Floodplain Management
  • Stormwater Quality (SWPPP)
  • E911 Addressing
  • Permits (Walls, Fences, Signs, Carports, Sheds, Manufactured/Mobile Home Placement, Demolition)
  • Water Rights
  • Planning and Zoning Commission