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WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR - Kelly McClellan

OUR MISSION
It is the Community Services Department’s intent to promote a workable relationship among land uses, encourage quality development, protect the aesthetic quality of the City, and aid citizen’s and business owner’s in fulfilling their developmental or construction aspirations.

KNOW YOUR PORTALES ORDINANCES
City of Portales- Municode

PORTALES PLANNING COMMISSION
Regular scheduled meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council meeting Room of the Memorial Building as needed, located at 200 E 7th Street (unless otherwise advertised).  Special meetings or emergency meetings shall be advertised separately.

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COMMISSIONER

 

Chairman

Matt Christensen

 

Vice Chairman

Chad Heflin

 

Commissioner

Curtis Jaynes

 

Commissioner

Gary Watkins

 

Commissioner

Scott Davis

 

Commissioner

Veronica (Betty) Pena

 

Commissioner

Beverly Bennett

 

 

LINKS: PLANNING COMMISSION
Portales Planning and Zoning Commission and Code 

Planning Commission Rules & Regulations 

AVAILABLE MAP LINKS
Downtown Zoning and Code Master Plan 
Zoning Map

BUILDING INSPECTIONS/BUILDING PERMITS 
Are you looking to add a fence, build a carport, construct an addition to your house, or finally get that shed you’ve been dreaming of? If you are living within the city limits of Portales then it’s likely you’ll need a permit.

All building inspections and permitting are available through the City of Clovis BUT make sure to check with Portales’ Planning Department first as you may have to complete initial paperwork with us.

THE FLOODPLAIN
NEW FLOOD MAP COMING SOON! CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

If you have questions about your property’s placement in regards to the Flood Zone or questions about the process, please call (575) 356-8449, Opt 4 to speak to the Planning and Zoning Director, Kelly McClellan.

TO DOWNLOAD ANY FLOODPLAIN DOCUMENTS, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO 'AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS FOR PLANNING AND ZONING', CLICK 'FLOODPLAIN' SUBSECTION TO ACCESS FLOODPLAIN RELATED DOCUMENTS.

Are you building in a Flood Zone?
If, after checking Portales’ Flood Map, you realize that you’ll be building in the flood zone, you’ll need the following forms; Elevation Certificate and the Floodplain Permit Application.

Elevation Certificate- This is an engineer’s/land surveyor’s guarantee that the lowest flood of the proposed build is higher than the BFE (Base Flood Elevation). If the area floods, the structure has been built up to avoid damage.

Floodplain Permit Application- This form allows the Floodplain Manager to review your proposal and make sure all the Floodplain Ordinances are being followed and all the necessary forms have been turned in before issuing building permits.

Are you using fill in your construction?
If you said yes, you’ll need a ‘no rise certificate’. This must be filled out by an engineer/land surveyor  guaranteeing that your project will not negatively impact your neighbors by raising the BFE (Base Flood Elevation).

For helpful links to learn more about the floodplain, please go to https://www.fema.gov/floodplain-management or floodsmart.org . You can look up your property’s relation to the current floodplain map at https://msc.fema.gov/portales/home.

CONTACT CLOVIS
1221 Mitchell Street,
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: (575) 769-7829
Email: buildingsafety@cityofclovis.org

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS  
New Mexico State Construction Industries Division Website (contains all State forms and applications) 
2016 Portales Comprehensive Plan 
Business Registration Application

CONTACT US
181 Airport Rd,
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: (575) 356-8449, Opt 4
Email: p&z@portalesnm.gov
Hours: 8:00- 5:00 pm Closed Holidays
Closed for lunch from Noon to 1:00PM.

 

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Available Downloads for Planning and Zoning20 documents

  • 2016 Portales Comprehensive Plan
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  • Downtown Zoning and Code Master Plan
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  • Zoning Map
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  • Planning Commission Planning and Zoning Rules and Regulations
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  • Development Application
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  • Zoning Verification Form
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  • Annexation Application
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  • Easement Application
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  • Livestock Zoning Verification Form
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  • REPLAT Application
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  • Special Use Permit Application
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  • Vacation of Right of Way Application
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  • Zone Variance Application
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  • Development Application- Form A
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Floodplain6 documents

  • Portales Flood Map
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  • No Rise Certificate
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  • Floodplain Ordinance
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  • Floodplain Management Regulations
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  • Elevation Certificate
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  • Floodplain Permit Application
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