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The Planning Division delivers High Quality, Courteous Service providing Innovative Solutions and Technical Expertise regarding Land Use and Development.

The City of Farmington Community Works front lobby, located upstairs at 805 Municipal Dr., is open for walk-in customers. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Proposed changes to the Unified Development Code - Fall 2022

Sections 2.8 through 10.1

Section 5.3. Access Management


The Planning Division of the Community Works Department is responsible for the implementation of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the administration and enforcement of the city’s UDC, Unified Development Code and the administration of other ordinances, plans, and policies related to land use, which are adopted by the City Council.


The division oversees and coordinates the city’s processes relating to development review, including the compilation of review comments from various city departments and other entities, such as Comcast, CenturyLink, New Mexico Gas, and the Farmington School District.

Staff Functions

Staff review subdivisions, summary plats, site plans, development plans, land use applications, provide support to several commissions and boards and are responsible for assigning addresses. The division regularly host meetings with developers, engineers, architects, and builders to discuss their proposals, and are available to answer questions from the general public.

DRC - Development Review Committee

All petitioners are encouraged to meet with city staff at the DRC meeting which is held every Tuesday morning at 8:15 a.m. These are virtual meetings. Please contact staff by Friday morning to schedule for the next Tuesday meeting. For more information, please call (505) 599-1333

Application & Forms (Planning & Zoning)

Planning & Zoning
Final Plat 

Preliminary Plat
Preliminary Site Plan
Special Use Permit
Zone Change

Application & Forms (Administrative Review Board)

Administrative Review Board

Application & Forms (Other)

Use Permit
Required Plat 
Signature Blocks

NOTE: All petitions require a pre-application meeting with a City of Farmington Planning staff member. Please contact the Planning Division at (505) 599-1301.