Community Development

The

mission

of the Community Development Department is to provide for the highest quality of life for the city's residents by employing the best principles and practices for land development, affordable housing provision, and appropriate building design in order to preserve our unique community character, while providing excellence in customer service with honesty, integrity, foresight, compassion, fairness and transparency as we seek to create a sustainable environment for future generations.
 


Planning & Zoning Division
Services


The Planning & Zoning Division is involved in a myriad of services from initial development review procedures to long-range planning activities. The division administers the Comprehensive Master Plan and the Railroad District Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan.

Permitting


Are you thinking about replacing your fence, installing a storage shed, building a carport, or widening your driveway? If so, and you live in the city, you likely need to obtain a permit. Please learn more about when a permit is required.

 

You can find more information about permitting and other requirements for specific projects by reading the articles in the Community Development "Proper Permitting and Planning" series. 
Article 1: Fences and Walls
        Article 2: Storage Sheds, Workshops and Accessory Structures
        Article 3: Carports and Garages


        Article 4: Porches, Patio Covers and Additions
Article 5: Remodels
Article 6: Sidewalks and Curb Cuts

 


Planning & Zoning Commission

  
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes  

Please feel free to contact the Planning & Zoning Division about any application submissions prior to doing so if you have any questions. 


Code Enforcement Division 


The Code Enforcement Division works to ensure Roswell remains a desirable place to live and do business by enforcing city codes that promote the health, safety and welfare of all citizens.

What is Code Enforcement?

Code Enforcement officers work with residents, businesses and other organizations to:
--Empower our community through education and awareness of city ordinances
--Facilitate compliance with city ordinances
--Develop outreach programs
--Initiate special programs targeting specific problems

Enforcement includes ordinances dealing with:

Inoperable vehicles
Nuisances
Obstruction of streets and sidewalks
Littering
Recreational vehicles
Information on these and other topics can be found in the city ordinances. Citizens can report potential violations by calling (575) 637-6280. 

Notice of Potential Code Violation Form

Building Division

The Building Division is charged with ensuring that construction is done appropriately and to the International Building Code. The Building Division issues permits for Building, Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical, Homeowner Plumbing, and Re-roofing. These applications are available below. 

Building Permit

Electrical Permit Application

Plumbing Mechanical Permit

Homeowner's Plumbing Permit

Re-roofing

Business License Division


Business Licensing is charged with issuing business licenses for new business and renewals of previously issued licenses. These applications are available below.

Home Business Registration

Commercial License

Vendor Permit

Itinerant Merchant Application

Ordinance & Map