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.
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.
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).