The Building Permit Process
and the role of the
SNA Development Standards Advisory Board (DSAB)
The current SNA
Land Use Regulation Overlay ordinance (2006-8) states:
land use applications, building permit applications and appropriate
permit applications applicable to this area as outlined in this section
require the Taos County Planning Department to notify the Neighborhood
Association by certified mail and enclose a copy of the applicable
1.d. The Taos County Commission, Planning Commission, Zone Administrator,
or County Manager may refer any application to any appropriate agency
or official of the United States or its subdivisions, any tribal or
pueblo government, or the state of New Mexico for an opinion concerning
whether the application should be approved, disapproved, or approved
with conditions or modifications.
1.e. The Stagecoach Neighborhood Association (SNA) shall:
1. Form a Development
Standards Advisory Board with a representative from each of the
2. Provide analysis and findings to the Taos County Planning Department
or Taos County Commission on any proposed improvements, subdivisions,
special use permits or other activities affecting this neighborhood.
3. Provide analysis and findings for each permit application in
the Stagecoach area.
4. Respond to all inquiries in 30 calendar days or less."
Once an applicant
for a building permit has received approval on their Zoning Clearance,
the Taos County Planning Department will notify the applicant to send
the following items to the SNA DSAB so that they can be
building permit application
Copy of the covenants attached to the properties Warranty Deed.
Copy of Zoning Clearance approval from the Planning Dept.
Project's site plan
Project's building plans
The above items
should be mailed to the SNA Board of Directors:
SNA Attn: DSAB Review
HCR 74 Box 22263
El Prado NM 87529
If package contains
Original documents please send via Certified Mail or arrange for personal
delivery to a member of the DSAB. Contact Lois Rodin via email
or property owner should at this time also notify their adjacent property
owners so that the adjacent neighbors may review the plans at the scheduled DSAB
meeting which will be arranged by DSAB Chairperson Lois Rodin. It is important
that neighbors work together as much as possible to work out any issues
that the building plan may present to neighbors. In this spirit of cooperation,
issues unforseen by a builder can be modified to everyone's benefit.
Once the DSAB review is complete, the
review form will be given to the SNA Board of Directors and a Director
will sign the form and return it to the Planning Dept. It is then up
to the Planning Dept. to insure that the applicant complies with all
SNA Land Use Overlay requirements and point out any non-compliance
The chairperson of
the DSAB is Lois Rodin. Her email is "firstname.lastname@example.org".
The phone number for the Taos County Planning Dept. is 575-737-6446.