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Community Development Department Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Community Development Department, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:

Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

Have your say!

We also welcome comments on the Town's web site and other issues!

Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!

Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!

Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!

Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062

Land Use Code

Read the Land Use Code.

The purpose of the Town of Silver City Land Use Code is to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, comfort and general welfare while allowing for cost saving efficiencies. The Town of Silver City Land Use Code is a comprehensive, unified set of regulations which govern the subdivision of land, the development of land and the use of land. The Town of Silver City Land Use Code is adopted for the following particular purposes:
  • 1.3.1
    To implement the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Silver City, approved and adopted by the Town Council in 1996, as amended from time to time; as well as other goals and policies adopted by the Town Council related to growth and development.
  • 1.3.2
    To protect and improve the established community character of the Town of Silver City and the social and economic stability of the existing residential, commercial and other land uses within the Town.
  • 1.3.3
    To promote good planning practice and to provide a regulatory mechanism that includes appropriate performance standards for development within the Town.
  • 1.3.4
    To prevent the adverse impacts of development on the availability of water, waste water disposal, water quality, roads and transportation, erosion, Town of Silver City Land Use and Zoning Code December 14, 2010 Page 7 of 225 floodplains and steep slopes in critical areas of the Town.
  • 1.3.5
    To encourage a more efficient use of land and public services and to reflect changes in technology of land development.
  • 1.3.6
    To promote safe and efficient transportation facilities for motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.
  • 1.3.7
    To promote alternative land development practices that will otherwise promote the public health, safety and general welfare.
  • 1.3.8
    To reduce sprawling development
Read the Land Use Code.

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