Development Services


The Development Services Section conducts a variety of planning activities including reviewing and processing development and land use projects within the City limits as well as subdivisions within the ETZ. Please use the left panel to access additional information such as zoning and subdivision processes and the development codes.

Planner of the Day (POD)

What is a POD?

A POD is a planning professional who is available to address planning related questions from 8am – 5pm on the day they are scheduled.

How do I contact the POD?

Call our office and request to be transferred to the POD at (575) 528-3043. If the POD is unavailable or busy helping another customer, please feel free to leave a message and they will return your call within 24 hours.

Send an email to our planning staff now!

Pre-application Meeting

All development application submittals require that the applicant/owner schedule a pre-application meeting with one of our planning professionals to discuss the details of your request and answer any questions you may have. At the meeting, our staff will provide you with the application and a submittal checklist which details all the submittal requirements. To schedule a meeting with staff you may do one of the following:

  • Call or come by our office and request to speak with the Planner of the Day (POD).
  • Attend our weekly pre-application meeting held at City Hall every Wednesday at 1:30pm in meeting room 1158. Walk-ins are welcome.

 Comprehensive Meeting Schedule