The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month  
7 PM (sign-in 6:45 PM)  


 Paradise Hills Community Center Annex Building

 6001 Paradise Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM  87114

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 66791

Albuquerque, NM 87193



Paradise Hills Special Zoning District meetings suspended until after May 31,2020

The remaining March and April Public Meetings of the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Commission will be suspended through May 31, 2020 due to closures of public buildings housing the meetings, public health advisories limiting public meeting size and the current limited access to Bernalillo County public records and offices containing materials critical to zoning reviews.


The PHSZD Commissions will continue to take requests for services and future project reviews through our web site:



The Commission will assist current applicants by telephone with projects already assigned an action number to complete their applications pending a future public meeting. The Commission will also begin a waiting list for applications.


The PHSZD Commission will reassess the PHSZD meeting schedule as guidance is available to public commissions operating under the New Mexico Public Meetings Act and Sunshine Laws. Our goal is to serve our community responsibly during this public health emergency.


We are looking for individuals interested in serving on the Paradise Hills Special Zoning Commission.  We currently have one (1) open position on the commission.  Must be a resident and registered voter in the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District (See map below).

Interested parties can contact Deanna Dopslaf, Commissioner at 505-307-1129 or attend one of several monthly meetings to learn more.



(or as required for Special Meetings)

Join Us...Public Comments Always Welcome


About the Paradise Hills Special Zoning District

The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District is the zoning overlay and enforcement entity for the Paradise Hills Community in the unincorporated area of northwestern Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District (PHSZD) was created by the New Mexico State Legislature in 1978 through the Special Zoning District Act. The purpose of the Special Zoning District Act [3-21-15 to 3-21-26 NMSA 1978] is to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of persons residing in areas outside the boundary limits of incorporated municipalities.

The governing Ordinance for the PHSZD was ratified in August, 1982 and authorizes the Paradise Hills Zoning Commission to review and enforce all zoning matters within their jurisdiction. Bernalillo County does not enforce or review zoning regulations for areas within the Paradise Hills Zoning District. The PHSZD Commissions is the only elected zoning commission in Bernalillo County. Commissioners are elected for two year terms. The next election for PHSZD Commissioners is scheduled for November 2019.


The Paradise Hills Special Zoning District Comprehensive Ordinance (2009) governs alterations, new construction, and additions, erecting sheds and walls, height restrictions, lot setbacks and home occupations permits and zoning ordinance enforcement. Zone classifications in the PHSZD include: Agricultural A-1; Residential R-1 and R-2; and Commercial C-1, and C-N. The purpose of the Zoning Commission is to enforce the Comprehensive Ordinance of Paradise Hills. The Ordinance is designed to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout Paradise Hills, conserve amenities like open space, parks and public art, prevent overcrowding of land and protect the value of buildings and lands for Paradise Hills residents.



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