Los Alamos County Community Development Department
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The Community Development Department is made up of four divisions: Planning, Building Safety, Economic Development, and Administration, with each having a vital role in the Department's mission to ensure well-planned development and high-quality construction practices to promote economic vitality and achieve the highest possible quality of life for the residents of Los Alamos.
The Department’s main goal is to provide consistent, timely, and solution-oriented land use planning, building permitting and inspection processes, and housing policy and program development with the highest level of customer service in mind. Although many of the primary functions of the Community Development Department are essentially regulatory in nature, staff work with our customer base in a proactive manner, encouraging homeowners, businesses, developers, design professionals, and contractors to engage with them on their projects as early in the process as needed to provide the necessary education and technical expertise that will help to expedite the review process and ultimately result in a better overall experience for the customer and outcomes for the Community.
Short-Term Rental Program Development Project
Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay in most communities, and Los Alamos is no exception. The Los Alamos STR program project aims to define the market in the County, assess benefits and drawbacks, and incorporate public input. The project's ultimate goal is the Los Alamos County Council's adoption of an ordinance that establishes a mechanism for STRs to legally operate in Los Alamos County as part of a program that effectively manages neighborhood impacts. CDD Planning Division has partnered with short-term rental program experts Wilson & Company to help develop this program.
To learn more about the Short-Term Rental Program, click here!
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To submit, pay, and check on the progress of your permit, you may check online at our Citizen Self-Service Portal at the following link: Self Service Permitting Portal.
To make an appointment for an in-person meeting, call 505-662-8120.