The purpose of the San Juan County Community Development Department is to provide a dynamic, inclusive plan for the expanding growth of San Juan County, utilizing modern concepts and technology. A group of professionals providing service to the community through regulations of building codes, rural addressing and land divisions. The Community Development Department is dedicated to providing infrastructure in an effort to meet the needs of the citizens of the county.
Community Development sees itself as a group of professionals utilizing modern concepts and technology to meet the expanding growth needs of San Juan County.
Doing Business in San Juan County
Registering a Business in San Juan County New Mexico
San Juan County (SJC) requires any business that does business in the County, (outside of one of the municipalities or other jurisdictions) register with the County. For instance:
- If you are a business located entirely outside of a municipality, in unincorporated SJC, you need to register.
- If you are a business, like a construction company located in a municipality or other jurisdiction, and offer your services outside that municipality or jurisdiction in SJC, you need to register.
- If you are a business such as a beauty salon or retail store, located in a municipality and offering or providing services strictly at your business location, you do not need to register.
The Rural Addressing Division issues all physical addresses in the unincorporated areas of San Juan County excluding the Navajo Nation Reservation areas. Our jurisdiction includes approximately 2800 square miles. Please contact Rural Addressing at (505) 334-4314 for additional information.
Rural Addressing is one of the primary GIS users and drafting departments in the county.
- We assign, post and GPS all addresses for emergency services and map all structures, roads, driveways, cell towers and landmarks within our jurisdiction
- Maintain the Master Address Database/Mapping and Maintenance Application (MADMAMA)
- Notify all county departments, Post Offices, delivery services, utility systems and trash companies of address changes and new roads
- Issue all Road Numbers except Highway designations
- Research land ownership and draft divisions of land for inclusion in addressing maps
- Create and maintain the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) for the PSAP, Emergency Services and the Telephone Companies.
- Research and correct errors produced by the 911 system and telephone companies
- Provide accurate GIS data sets for the use of other departments such as the Communications Center (PSAP),clerks, assessors etc….
- Upload street centerline files to the state each month for the four addressing authorities within San Juan County;
- Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington and SJC
- Maintain and edit all field data collected and produce accurate GIS datasets for incorporation into the various projects and datasets county wide
- Provide custom mapping for private citizens, businesses and government departments; produce and provide general maps and mapping services for the public
- Coordinate with county, city and state departments to ensure all regulations are met with each address issued and all required permits obtained; Public works, DOT, New Mexico Environment Department, Flood Plain, Building permits etc.,
- Coordinate with Census Bureau on Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)
- Utilize all databases, tools and software available to us to create an ever increasing accuracy within the addressing system
- Provide prompt and courteous public service both in the office and the field
The target cleanup sites are those whose landowners, through an application process, voluntarily agree to allow county employees and inmate workers to enter onto their private property for the purpose of the removal of refuse. County employees and detention center inmate workers, upon approved application and notification of a signed waiver by the landowner, shall schedule a day to remove refuse which will be hauled off to the dump for disposal.
Once it has been determined what extent of assistance is to be provided, a time and day will be scheduled for cleanup,and the landowner will be contacted with the details. The landowner will be required to be present during the clean-up process.
Citizens who are interested in applying for property cleanup and wish for the refuse to be removed may contact the San Juan County Community Development by calling (505) 334-4552 to submit an application for assistance.
How Can I Have My Property Cleaned?
- Call San Juan County Community Development at (505) 334-4552 to submit a request.
- Each applicant will be considered by a review team on a case-by-case basis to determine what exact services will be provided.
- The site will be photographed before and after the cleanup has taken place.
What Properties Will SJC Clean?
- No businesses will be eligible for cleanup.
- Eligibility is also limited to those who are not physically able or financially capable to pay for clean up.
- The cleanup process is not targeted for household trash and service will be reserved for larger, hard-to-handle items such as old appliances, cars, landscape debris, junk, and in some cases abandoned mobile homes etc.
- San Juan County will not enter any dwellings or other structures.
When Will SJC Clean My Property?
- Upon approved application and notification of a signed waiver by the land owner, a clean up day will be scheduled.
- The landowner must be present on the day of cleanup
In the event the landowner wishes a junk vehicle to be removed, a clear title must be provided where applicable. The County will also consider old vehicles with no title. The cleanup team will then remove the vehicle or make arrangements with a local junk dealer to remove it.
San Juan County has incorporated this plan to provide landowners a voluntary means for cleaning up land that contains substantial amounts of refuse.
For More Information call San Juan County Community Development at (505) 334-4552.
This division of Community Development is responsible for the review and approval of County Exemptions and Summary Subdivisions along with the submittal of all other types of Subdivisions to State Agencies for their comments, the scheduling of Public Hearings, and presentation to the County Commission of Subdivisions requiring their approval.
This division also handles the initial contact with the public and/or Engineers/Surveyors concerning the process for handling Subdivisions and Land Divisions as required by the State Statutes and the San Juan County Subdivision Regulations.
Contact Subdivisions at (505) 334-4248 for additional information.