Welcome to our “Sunshine” Page!
Los Alamos County is committed to open and transparent government. This page provides links to key documents or webpages that we hope will be of interest to citizens. If you do not see a particular document listed on-line, that does not mean it cannot be made available to you: Submit an Inspection of Public Records request when you link here.
We are striving to improve this webpage to offer more government documents on-line whenever possible. If you have suggestions for additional links that you would like to see included on the Sunshine Page, please contact us!
County Manager's report on County goals' annual progress - link here.
Police Chief's annual report on LAPD & crime statistics - link here.
Building Permits & Zoning
Information for applying for a building permit is on the Building Permits page.
Citizen Survey Results
The County conducts this community survey bi-annually to gauge feedback on quality of life, County services, communication, and much more. Read the 2014 Survey results here.
The charter can be found in the Municipal Code.
Code of Conduct
The Council adopted a Code of Conduct in November 2014. It is Ordinance 02-240 and can be accessed on the Clerk's Records page. It applies to Council, Boards and Commissions, and County Employees.
County Council Rules
Read the rules adopted by the Council in 2016 that govern their conduct of Council meetings, closed sessions, appointment of committees, and much more! Note: Rules are not necessarily updated each year - 2016 is the last update.
If you are looking for a service area or department, try the A to Z Services Directory here.
If you know the name of the county employee and want to reach them by phone or e-mail, call the 311 Customer Care Center and ask for assistance - they can either transfer your call to the right department or look up an e-mail address or phone number for you.
County Manager, Deputy County Managers, Elected Officials and Department Directors are listed by name and e-mail address here.
County Manager's Office
View names and contact information .
Comments or Concerns
Not sure who to call in County Government? That's OK! Contact the 311 Customer Service Center (Dial 311 from a land line in Los Alamos or White Rock, or call 505-662-8333 from a cell phone). They're open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. You can also link to their page for many more helpful links.
You can also sign up to comment on topics posted on the County's "Open Forum" page (view more information about Open Forum below or link here)
Community Needs Assessment
This survey was conducted in 2010, and guides the County in making decisions about such items as indigent health care, mental health services provided, "at risk" populations who may be underserved, and much more. Link to the 2010 report here. An update on progress was given to the Council on Dec. 1, 2015 - you can view that presentation or download it on the Council's agendas and meetings webpage here.
Contractor Quarterly Reports
The County contracts with several local agencies to provide social and cultural services for the community. They submit quarterly reports to the County on their activities and the reports are posted on line so that citizens can review how County funds are being spent. The reports are due to the County one month after the quarter ends, and then the County has one month to review and then upload the reports (therefore, a quarterly report might not be available for up to two months after the quarter officially ends.)The fiscal year report for the entire previous year is also posted for comparison. Link to the Community Services main page here to visit either the social services section or cultural services section and download their reports.
Find contact information for the County Council, County Clerk, Sheriff, Assessor, Municipal Court Judge, and Probate Court Judge.
Note: Campaign finance and expenditure reports and statements are not kept at the Clerk’s office - contact the Secretary of the State of New Mexico.
View County employee positions, pay ranges and pay rates here.
Many of the County divisions offer citizens an easy way to stay updated about events, news and general updates or alerts through Facebook. The County has adopted a Facebook policy that lists criteria for citizens posting comments - access that criteria here.
Visit and "Like" the Main County Facebook Page here.
Finance (Office of Management and Budget)
View the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the previous three fiscal years.
The County’s adopted budgets for the previous two fiscal years can be found here.
View a listing of the vendor, amount paid, date paid and invoice number when you review our monthly Checkbook Register, which is posted by the Finance office after the close of each month (typically within 15 days of the next new month).
Review the current Contract for lobbying services.
Review the Open Meetings Resolution for the current calendar year.
Find a Calendar of all County Council Meetings here.
Regular Council Meetings: All Regular Council Meetings are broadcast live on PAC-8 television (cable TV) and streamed on the County Council webpage. Council meetings are re-broadcast numerous times on PAC-8 between live meetings and are available on the County's Video on Demand webpage here.
Work Sessions: Council Work Sessions are broadcast live and streamed by KRSN 1490AM radio. They are also streamed on the County Council webpage.
Council meeting agendas are available no later than 72 hours before the Regular or Work Session. Minutes are posted after they are approved by the Council. For agendas or minutes, link here.
Boards and Commissions' meetings follow the Open Meetings Resolution. Several of the Boards and Commissions meet in the Municipal Building and stream their meetings LIVE, and offer Video-on-Demand for later viewing, similar to Council meetings. A listing of their members, terms, rules and meeting times, as well as links to agendas and minutes, can be found here.
The County posts questions about items, issues or projects of high public interest on this third-party-moderated page called "Open Forum". Launched in Fall 2012, the page allows you to create a personal profile by signing up - if you do, you will receive notices when any new topics are posted in the Forum. You can remain anonymous when you sign up, but will still be able to post a comment about the topic (and can read and then click that you "support" what others are saying, too!). Check it out when you link here!
Once published (prior to Public Hearing), the Clerk posts the title and PDF of the file here.
After adoption, the County Clerk maintains a database of adopted County ordinances that can be searched on-line by Ordinance number or by inserting a search string of text. Visit the Clerk's On Line Records Search Website .
Procurement (Solicitations & Contracts)
This page is currently being re-constructed as of 2/10/15 and not available. When it is completed, the link will be re-posted.
All awarded contracts are on file in the County Clerk’s office.
Los Alamos County complies with the State of New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act. Information and directions on how to request public records can be found on the Inspection of Public Records webpage.
Once published (prior to Council consideration), the Clerk posts the title and PDF of the file here.
After it is passed, the County Clerk maintains a database that can be searched on-line by Resolution number or by inserting a search string of text. Visit the Clerk's On Line Records Search Website .
Snow & Ice Control Plan
Each fall, this plan is reviewed and passed by a vote of the Transportation Board, and then signed by the County Administrator. It is typically published at the end of October and then posted to the Public Works Division page under the Pavement Division. Link here to download a copy of the latest plan.