Growth Management / Land Use

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 Building and Development Services Division, Planning Division and the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division.

Building and Development Services

The Planning Divisionis responsible for long range planning activities and the implementation of the County Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP).

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division provides mapping services, data integration, data analysis.

Economic Development - Santa Fe County has a growing economy that provides ample business opportunities, services, and assets for its business community, and strives to promote economic development programs and projects that provide jobs and new sources of revenue

Contact Us

Santa Fe County
Growth Management Department
102 Grant Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501
Main Number: (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. 


Director, Penny Ellis-Green
(505) 986-6221 or [bot protected email address]

Administrative Assistant, Ashley Lopez
(505) 995-2787 or [bot protected email address] 

Building and Development Services Manager, Vicki Lucero
(505) 986-6222 or [bot protected email address] 

Building & Development Services Supervisor, Paul Kavanaugh
(505) 995-2716 or [bot protected email address] 

Planning Manager, Robert Griego
(505) 986-6215 or [bot protected email address] 

Planning Administrative Assistant, Chrisann Romero
(505) 995-2717 or [bot protected email address] 

GIS Coordinator, Christina Kelso
(505) 986-6318 or [bot protected email address]

E-911/ GIS Administrative Assistant, Socorro Ojeda
(505) 995-2732 or [bot protected email address] 


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