Development Services

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and City Operations

Due to increased public health safety measures related to COVID-19, Rio Rancho City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. During this time, City personnel will still provide services to citizens electronically or by phone. Other City services, such as emergency services, road repair and maintenance, utilities billing, and Development Services-related will continue to be fully operational.

  • Development Services (permits, plan reviews, inspections)
    • Phone: 505-891-5005 or 505-891-5006
    • Email:
    • For plan submittals and special accommodations, call 505-891-5005

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Development Services provides administrative and technical direction on the issues and projects that are relevant to the development of the City.

This includes the preparation and oversight of the department's annual budget; the preparation of agendas and provision of staff support for the Planning and Zoning Commission meetings; and the interactions with other governmental entities and businesses concerning specific planning and economic development issues.

Guide to Commercial Development Process

For a customized roadmap for your commercial building project, please contact Anthony Caravella at 505-891-5005. Anthony will guide you through the process and provide you a broad overview for what is needed to achieve a successful project.