Property Owner Authorization Forms must be stamped by a Notary. This form is only necessary when the property owner is not the primary contact. 

Fee Estimate forms are required for all Applications. After completing the form a copy of your Invoice will be emailed to you . Print your invoice and send it, along with your payment to: 

Paradise Hills Special Zoning District
PO Box 66791
Albuquerque, NM 87193

How to Submit Zoning Permit Applications



  • To download applications and forms, press the buttons in the box to the left.

  • It is not necessary to attend a PHSZD meeting to secure a permit if:

  1. The permit application is complete and conforms to PHSZD zoning rules and is a permitted zoning action or use. See rules by zoning classification in the PHSZD Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance; The PHSZD Ordinance can be downloaded in PDF format.

  2. The application doesn't request conditional use, variance, or require additional steps or Administrative hearing.  

  3. The Commission has received all fees including the PHSZD Permit Fee Estimate Form or any additional fees invoiced by the Commission. Please see PHSZD Fee Schedule for rates and conditions.

  4. Fees with a printed copy of the PHSZD Permit Fee Estimate Form should be mailed to the:

Paradise Hills Special Zoning District

PO Box 66791

Albuquerque, NM 87193

  1. A permit or determination will not be issued until the Commission receives all Permit fees. Automated instructions will be sent to the applicant(s) when the forms are completed with the next steps and verification of the date the application was received.

  • ​Please Read Guide for Easy Permit Applications Submission Below before launching applications

Guide for Easy Permit Applications Submission​

  • Assemble digital copies of supporting documents before launching the permit application. Supporting Document needed:

    •  ONE of the following documents showing ownership is needed. Accepted digital copies of documents for ownership are: Property Tax Appraisal, Property Tax Bill, Warranty Deed, or Title Insurance or use the link in the form to the County Assessors website, find a property and print a PDF copy of ownership data.

    • The Property Legal Survey can be found in mortgage title packages or ordered from the Office of the County Clerk.

    • Project site plans, and plan submittals for construction permits are required and described in the PHSZD Permit Application instructions

    • Contractor/Agent information: website, email, phone, address, company name, primary contact, and Contractor's License number are required.

    • A notary stamped digital copy of the PHSZD Property Owner/Agent Authorization Form is only required when the property owner is not the primary contact for the project. The Form can be downloaded in a PDF format.

Please Note:

  1. Permit Applications must be received 14 days prior to the requested meeting date along with supporting documents to appear as an agenda action item.  **Please note that COMPLETE applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and the Commission can not guarantee your application will be reviewed before the next scheduled meeting due to the high volume of permit applications. Applications with permitted uses and conforming projects don't require attendance at an Online Public Meeting to be issued a permit.

  2. Applicants must complete the required fields (with supporting documents). Detailed instructions and links are embedded in the Online Forms.

  3. The Commission will contact the applicant when the Commission determines additional steps or services are required by the Ordinance.

  4. An additional fee may be required for returned or incomplete applications.

  5. The PHSZD Ordinance requires Administrative Hearings and special notifications for some zoning permit application types: variances, conditional use, zoning text change, special use, planned developments, changes in the zoning classification boundary map, lot unification, and zone verification reports.  Please contact the Commission through the Online Request Portal on the MEETINGS Page with requests for Administrative Hearings.

  6. ​PHSZD Commission Online Public Meetings are via ZOOM. The PHSZD Commission will send: a Zoom meeting invitation, Zoom meeting link, and agenda to requesting parties before the public meeting,  ZOOM links can be accessed by the public from the website and are updated 24 hours before each scheduled meeting.

  7. Public Documents from permit applications may be posted on the PHSZD website.