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Acting Department Director Paul Andrus 662-8197

Administration includes the Department Director and administrative support for all department  divisions.

Planning  Tamara Baer 662-8055
Planning acts in an advisory role to appointed and elected officials in providing professional review, analysis, and recommendations regarding all land use related matters including the following applications:  residential and commercial site plans, re-zoning, waivers, special use permits, subdivisions, Comprehensive Plan changes, and Development Code (Municipal Code Chapter 16) changes.

With support from the Inter Departmental Review Committee (IDRC), Planning staff acts as case managers for most land use and placement permit applications. The IDRC is comprised of representatives from many County departments. Staff acts as liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

Building  Chris Williams 662-8114

Building Safety issues Building Permits, provides Plan Reviews (residential & commercial), conducts Inspections, and provides Code Enforcement of the Nuisance Code (Municipal Code Chapter 18) with support from the Fire, Police, and Public Works & Utilities Departments. 

Housing  Paul Andrus 662-8197

Housing supports the Economic Development and Planning Divisions in all housing related initiatives and expands the current affordable housing plan to address all types of housing needs.  They implement programs to improve and increase the housing stock in the County to attract and retain more people to live here – especially students and a workforce for our local businesses.   More senior housing and short term/high quality housing is also in demand.  Staff is liaison to the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.

 General Contact Information

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Office Location:

Community Development
Municipal Building
1000 Central Avenue, Suite 150
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone (505) 662-8120
    Fax (505) 662-8363
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Permit Windows close at
noon on Wednesdays. No
permits or licenses are
issued on Wednesdays after
noon.  However, permit
applications may be accepted
for review until 5:00.

Building Safety Walk-in Hours:
8:00 am to 10:30 am
Or by appointment.
Planning Walk-in Hours:
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Or by appointment.

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