Permits and Zoning Actions

PERMITS ISSUED

Building Permit

Erecting, moving, adding to, or structurally altering a building within the Village limits requires a building permit from the New Mexico Construction Industries Division (CID). For clarification as to which projects require a building permit call CID directly at 505-476-4700.

The first step to securing a state building permit for development within the Village limits is to fill out the Development Permit application. This application has two parts: the

Zoning Compliance Checklist (Section IV), which analyzes the project for compliance with the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 130 of the Village Code) and the Floodplain Development Permit (Section V), which reviews the project for compliance with the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 29 of the Village Code). Site drawings showing the distance of the proposed structure from the nearest property line and the height of the proposed structure from the ground needs to accompany the Development Permit application. These drawings do not need to be formal.

Once the Zoning Administrator and the Floodplain Administrator approve the application it can be taken to CID to secure a state building permit.

Conditional Use Permit

Conditional uses vary by zoning districts see the (Village Code for specific uses) and require approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. A conditional use permit may be permanent or renewable. The application process for a conditional use requires public notification and evaluation by the Commission as to how the proposed use will affect the neighborhood, the neighbors, and the surrounding environment. Applications for specific conditional use permits may require additional information, procedures, and forms (for example, Short-term Occupancy Rentals, Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, Alternative Energy Systems, Recreational Vehicle Parks).

Home Occupation Permit

Any person or entity wishing to engage in a home business or occupation of any kind within the Village limits must secure a home occupation permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission. See Chapter 130-25 of the Village Code

Lot Line Adjustment Permit

A property owner who desires a lot line adjustment (subdivide land into two or more lots, adjust an existing easement, or vacate a plat) must furnish a plat of the proposed adjustment prepared by a surveyor, registered and licensed by the state of New Mexico and must file an application for approval with the Village Planning and Zoning Commission. However, prior to securing a surveyor and filing an application with the Planning and Zoning Commission the property owner must submit to the Commission a sketch plan detailing the relevant information for a pre-application review. See Chapter 100 of the Village Code.

The planning and platting jurisdiction of the Planning and Zoning Commission includes the corporate boundaries of the Village and within a radius of three miles from the Village boundaries. (Pursuant to Section 3-19-5 and Section 3-20-5 NMSA 1978)

Mobile Home Installation Permit

Installing a mobile home or manufactured home within the Village limits requires a mobile home installation permit from the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Division (MHD).

The first step to securing a state permit for installing a mobile home within the Village limits is filling out the Village of Jemez Springs Development Permit application. This application has two parts: the Zoning Compliance Checklist (Section IV), which analyzes the project for compliance with the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 130 of the Village Code) and the Floodplain Development Permit (Section V), which reviews the project for compliance with the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 29 of the Village Code). Site drawings showing the distance of the proposed mobile home placement from the nearest property line and the height of the unit from the ground needs to accompany the Development Permit application. These drawings do not need to be formal.

Once the Zoning Administrator and the Floodplain Administrator approve the application it can be taken to MHD to secure a state mobile home installation permit.

Sign Permit

A sign cannot be installed within the Village of Jemez Springs without first applying for a sign permit. See Chapter 130-26 of the Village Code.

ZONING ACTIONS

Zoning Action Appeal

Any person aggrieved by an interpretation, decision, or action of the Planning and Zoning Commission in carrying out the provisions of the Village Code may appeal such action to the Village governing body. A request for an appeal of a zoning action must be initiated by application within 20 days following the decision which is the subject of the appeal. The decision on an appeal shall be made by the governing body following a public hearing. See Chapter 130-34 of the Village Code.

Zoning Ordinance Amendment

A property owner may request a change to the text or zone map of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. See Chapter 130-28 of the Village Code.

Zoning Variance Request

A property owner may request a zoning variance if they feel that the strict application of a zoning requirement would result in a practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship that would deprive the property owner of the reasonable use of the land or building. A request for a zoning variance applies only to lot controls (for example, open area, structure height, setbacks, off-street parking) and not to land use (for example, permitted or conditional uses).