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. Lastly, P&Z staff facilitates all the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, as well as assisting the P&Z Commissioners with administrative and research needs as their City staff liaison.
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.