Zoning is a method used by cities to promote the compatibility of land uses by dividing land into different districts or zones. The purpose of the City’s Zoning Code (Chapter 38 of the LCMC) is to achieve an urban form which supports and enhances our unique environment. The intent of the City’s Zoning Code is to encourage the most appropriate use of land and to promote health, safety, and general welfare of the community for the purpose of improving each citizen’s quality of life.
Development Services staff can assist you on all zoning issues within the City of Las Cruces. We provide a variety of services from initial zoning, zone change requests, statements of zoning, special use permits, Planned Unit Developments, variances, and non-conforming use certificates. Please navigate the tool bar at the left for questions to your zoning inquiries.
One of the first steps in evaluating what you can and can’t do with your property is determining what your property is “zoned”. You can obtain zoning information by accessing the City’s interactive Property and Zoning Information map or by calling the Development Services Section at (575) 528-3043 and requesting to speak with the Planner of the Day (POD).
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All initial zoning requests or zone change requests require multiple public hearings. All requests go to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendation to the Las Cruces City Council who retain final authority on these types of requests. Depending on the nature of the initial zoning request or zone change request, it may take 4 to 6 months to get a final decision through the public hearing process.