Mission Statement

To preserve the character of our existing communities and unique rural landscapes; guide future growth and development through effective planning, zoning, data analysis, permitting and enforcement; make available meaningful choices in terms of alternative living environments and life styles and preserve resources for future generations; And to address the needs and concerns of our citizens while ensuring their quality of life.

The Growth Management Department consists of four divisions:

Building and Development Services 
The Building and Development Services Division provides services such as zoning, subdivisions, lot splits, development permits for building, business registrations, code enforcement, hydrology, terrain management, special-use permits, and utility allocation to County citizens.

Planning Division
The Planning Division practices a multi-faceted approach for sustainable growth management and planning with specific focus on the following topics:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division acquires, manages, interprets, analyzes and maps geographic data to ensure the county and the public can make better decisions. The GIS Division also includes the E-911 Addressing Section that is responsible for providing correct addressing to support emergency response services within Santa Fe County.

Contact Growth Management

Physical Address
100 Catron St. (Second Floor)
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Main Line: 505-986-6225
Fax: 505-986-6389

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Permit Desk Open between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.


Growth Management Department Director
Penny Ellis-Green

Department Administrator
Ashley Lopez

Building and Development Services Manager
Jeremy Mier

Building & Development Services Supervisor

Planning Manager
Robert Griego

E-911/ GIS Administrative Assistant
Socorro Ojeda


Footing Inspections (CID) (505) 827-7043
Septic Questions (EID) (505) 827-1840
Well Questions (State Engineer) (505) 827-6175

Construction Industries (505) 476-4700
City of Santa Fe Land Use (505) 955-6571