Article 1 - General Provisions

SAN JUAN COUNTY SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
 
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section1.1. Title
These Regulations shall be known and may be cited as the "San Juan County Subdivision Regulations" (hereinafter "these Regulations").

Section 1.2. Authority
These Regulations are created pursuant to the enabling authority set forth in N.M.S.A. 1978, § 47-6-1 (Repl. 1995).

Section 1.3. Purpose
These Regulations are to provide for harmonious development of unincorporated areas of San Juan County (hereinafter "the County"), for coordination of streets within subdivisions with other existing or planned streets of the County, for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light, and air, and for a distribution of population and traffic which will tend to create conditions favorable to health, safety, convenience, and prosperity.

Section 1.4. Jurisdiction
These Regulations shall govern all subdivision of land not within the boundaries of municipalities but within the County. The County and a municipality shall exercise concurrent jurisdiction over the territory within the platting jurisdiction of both the County and the municipality. These regulations shall not apply within the exterior boundaries of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.

Section 1.5. Written Decisions
Whenever the Board of County Commissioners or its delegate is required by these Regulations to make a decision, the decision shall be in writing and supported by findings of fact and conclusions of law which are sufficient for meaningful review.

Section 1.6. Interpretation
The provisions of these Regulations are minimum requirements. Whenever any provision of these Regulations conflicts with other laws, rules, regulations, covenants, or ordinances, the more restrictive shall govern. These Regulations shall be construed broadly to promote the purposes for which they were adopted.

Section 1.7 Time
In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these Regulations, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not one of the aforementioned days.
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