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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!

Silver City Report
The Silver City Neighborhood Alliance kicks off two great resources this Fall, the quarterly Silver City Report and the Silver City Active Neighborhoods program. The Silver City Report gives everyone an opportunity to build community capacity and to share information about our Town. Copies will be available downtown and on the Town's and Neighborhood Alliance's websites. Learn more!

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

Building Permits and Registration


See a map of the ETJ

The goal of the building inspector is to ensure safe construction for the citizens of Silver City.

To ensure this safety the Town of Silver City requires a building permit for most residential and commercial construction. Please see the Town of Silver City Permit Guide for Residential Construction for additional guidance on what construction does and does not need a permit. If your project may disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 please use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. For more information on lead-safe practices please read the Renovate Right brochure.
For all other questions and to apply for building permits in the Town of Silver City and the surrounding three mile area of its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) contact David Farley at (575) 534-6351, Mobile (575) 313-3375 or at tscbuildinginsp@qwestoffice.net.

ETJ area maps are available for review at the link above or for purchase in the Community Development Department.

For building permits outside the Town and its ETJ area contact Construction Industries Division (CID) in Las Cruces at (575) 524-6320. This office of CID also manages permit applications and inspections for the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical trades.

Building permits issued through the CID office in Las Cruces for construction in the ETJ area will not replace the requirement for building permits issued by the Town of Silver City.
Applications for building permits are available at the Community Development Department, which is located in the Town’s city hall annex building at 1203 N. Hudson Street. Building Permit Applications are also available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for downloading.

Energy Efficiency requirements must be met with new construction and additions to detached one and two family dwellings. For these projects please fill out the Energy Efficiency Requirements Form and submit it with your Building Permit Application.

Building permit fees for a project with a valuation (materials and labor costs) of $5,000 or less is $15 plus a $3 plan review fee where applicable; with a valuation of $5,000 to $10,000 it is $25 plus a $3 plan review fee; and for projects valued at $10,000 or more, the fee is $2.50 per $1,000 or fraction thereof, plus a 25% plan review fee.

Permits for sewer (or septic) systems and water taps are required before a building permit will be issued. Visit the Utilities Department web page for more information and for application forms. To apply contact the Utilities Department at (575) 534-6365 or visit the city hall annex building at 1203 N. Hudson Street on the first floor.

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