Sustainable Land Development Code

2015 Sustainable Land Development Code and 2015 Zoning Map

The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) and 2015 Zoning Map adoption follows numerous public meetings held throughout the County and significant public input which included several hundred public comments.

The County released the Zoning Map Adoption draft in March 2014 and initiated a public review process and comment period. Based on an analysis of the comments and zoning map criteria, staff presented recommendations for changes which were incorporated into the 2015 Zoning Map Adoption Draft. Over 34,500 letters were sent to property owners in the County in both 2014 and 2015 to inform property owners of the zoning map adoption process and public hearing process.

The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code and 2015 Zoning Map will go into effect in mid-January 2016.

2015 Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC)

The 2015 Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) was adopted unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on December 8, 2015 via Ordinance 2015-11. The 2015 SLDC governs land use and development throughout the unincorporated areas of the County. The 2015 SLDC contains the regulations that a property owner must follow when building or remodeling a structure. It also explains the process by which land use and development can occur.

*This is a reproduction of the Santa Fe County Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC), enacted by
Ordinance No. 2015-11, the original copy of which was recorded with the County Clerk as instrument
number 1782025. While efforts have been made to ensure its accuracy, this more legible reproduction is
provided as a convenience to the public and does not trump the recorded SLDC. In the event of an
inconsistency between this reproduction and the SLDC recorded with the County Clerk, the recorded SLDC
is the controlling and official document.

Planning Staff is available to assist residents with the Sustainable Land Development Code with questions by phone at (505) 995-2717 or by visiting the Planning Division during regular working hours. The Planning Office is located on the First Floor of the Santa Fe County Administration Building, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

2015 Zoning Map

The 2015 Zoning Map was adopted unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on December 8, 2015 via Ordinance 2015-12. The 2015 Zoning Map assigns a zoning district to all parcels in the County.

The link below will direct you to an interactive zoning map which allows property owners to view their property by parcel number, property owner name, property address. Residents can use an onlinethe interactive zoning map which is a tool that allows the user to view the zoning assigned to their property, as well as, any part of the county. by area, parcel number, property owner name or property address. Please use the link below to access the interactive zoning map.

Planning Staff is available to assist residents to locatein locating their property on the zoning map and to answer questions. to assist residents with questions or seek clarification on the zoning map by phone by callingTo contact Planning staff, call (505) 995-2717 or by visitingvisit the Planning Division during regular working hours. The Planning Office is located on the First Floor of the Santa Fe County Administration Building, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 

2015 Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP)

The Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP) was first adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in 2010, this guidance document provides policy for the future growth in Santa Fe County. The 2015 SGMP was adopted by the BCC on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Resolution 2015-155. 

2015 Development Permit and Review Fee Ordinance

The 2015 Development Permit and Review Fee Ordinance was adopted unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners on December8, 2015 via Ordinance 2015-10. The 2015 Fee Ordinance was developed to make development permit and review fees consistent with the newly adopted 2015 SLDC.

2015 Community Plans

The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has adopted Community, District and Corridor Plans and ordinances for communities throughout Santa Fe County.  These plans and ordinance have been developed in accordance with the County Ordinance 2002-3, and in coordination with planning committees and community members. to create plans thatPlans serve as a guides for future development, land use, community facilities, projects and programs for the specific community.

The link below will take you to the 2015 Community Plans and Overlays Page which inlcudesincludes 2015 SLDC Community Overlays, Zoning Maps, and Ccommunity Pplan Uupdates as amendments to the SGMP., the proposed SLDC Community Overlays and proposed 2015 Zoning Map.