We’re Open!

The City of Farmington Community Works front lobby, located upstairs at 805 Municipal Dr., is now open for walk-in customers. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the interest of safety, employees will be wearing masks, and we are limiting access to one customer at a time. We will also ask customers to wear a mask when entering the building; disposable masks are available at our counter. Those waiting to enter the lobby area should maintain physical distancing.

We are still offering digital service for anyone who would like to request a permit. Please call 505-599-1317 to get the process started.

For anything else, customers are welcome to call the Planning Division at 505-599-1285 or the Building Inspection Division at 505-599-1320 to make an appointment.

Updates to the Unified Development Code

The Planning Division is working on revisions to the 2007 Unified Development Code (UDC) the regulatory document for development within the City of Farmington. 

The Planning & Zoning Commission will be reviewing the draft changes at their December 10 meeting. This meeting is at 3:00 pm and anyone may attend through a zoom platform.

Below are links to the redline (edited) and clean draft. Comments are encouraged. Contact Beth Escobar, Planning Manager, 505-599-1285, for the Zoom Meeting information if you would like to virtual attend the P & Z meeting or to submit comments.

UDC Redline Version     2020 UDC Draft


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. at 805 Municipal Drive, 2nd Floor. For more information, please call (505) 599-1317.

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) 599-1317.