Planning

Planning
Planning Information

Cibola County does not currently have a planning and zoning department. All requests for subdivision information and plat approvals are handled through the GIS Technical Services Department at this time. If you need a statement for a building permit, download this form.  Please note that Cibola County has a Water Conservation Ordinace that may affect building permits.

 


Per State Regulation All taxes MUST be paid in advance of any split or combine.

2013 New Mexico Statutes NM Stat § 7-38-44.1 (2013)
A.   For real property subject to valuation for property taxation purposes in a taxable year that is divided or combined, a county shall proceed to determine the taxes due on the property by using the prior year's tax rate, if the current tax rates have not been set, and the prior year's value, if the current year value has not been set, and proceed to immediately collect the taxes, penalties, interest and fees through the taxable year in which the property is divided or combined.

B.   A taxpayer shall pay the taxes, penalties, interest and fees due on real property divided or combined through the taxable year in which the property is divided or combined prior to filing a plat.


Property Split/Combine Process



THE OWNER SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:

  • Taxes must be paid in advance before the split or combine can take affect.
  • The combining of parcels does not necessarily effect the value that will be placed on your property for tax purposes.
  • Combining parcels may affect the owner's ability to use the property per local zoning laws (Grants or Milan). The owner may want to check with their zoning authority before making a request to combine parcels.
  • In order for parcels to be considered for split or combine, the parcels need to meet the following criteria:

For a combine:

  1. The parcels to be combined must touch each other and cannot be separated by another parcel or a public right of way.
  2. All parcels must be located in the same Tax Area Code. (you cannot combine one parcel located in Grants with a parcel located outside the Grants City limits.)
  3.  All parcels must be under the same ownership. (No sales agreements or other parties on any single parcel. Ownership must match. You cannot have one parcel in Husband’s name and one parcel in Husband and Wife’s name. Each parcel must match exactly.)

For a split of property:

  1. If parcels are individual lots in a previously approved subdivision and were combined for tax purposes only, but are now being split by the same individual lots, then NO survey required.
  2. If parcels are individual USGS sections (I.e. Section 1,2 & 3) and will be split out by section then NO survey required.
  3. If less than ONE full USGS section or any modification to previously surveyed lot lines, then a SURVEY IS REQUIRED.

Split of two already surveyed lots currently on one tax bill (NO SURVEY REQUIRED) (includes individual lots within an approved subdivision or one section out of a multi section parcel) Does not include a portion of a lot or portion of a section.

  1. Parcel tracking sheet completed and all taxes paid in advance between January and November or paid in full between November and December.

  2. Split/Combine Request form along with parcel tracking sheet completed by the Assessor’s office brought to mapping department.

  3. Deed for each lot sold/changing hands etc must be recorded in Clerks office.

  4. Change will take effect January 1st of the following year.

Combine of already surveyed lots (NO SURVEY REQUIRED)

  1. Parcel tracking sheet completed and all taxes paid in advance between January and November or paid in full between November and December.

  2. Split/Combine Request form for property split along with parcel tracking sheet completed by Assessor’s office brought to mapping department.

  3. All lots must have EXACTLY the same name(s). You cannot combine one lot in Johnny’s name with one lot in Johnny and Jerry’s names.

  4. Change will take effect January 1st of the following year.

Split or combine requiring a survey. (Claim of exemption and Subdivision plats) — You may find this Customer Checklist helpful.

  1. Plat must be signed off by approving officials. City of Grants, Village of Milan or Cibola County Planning.

  2. Parcel tracking sheet completed by Assessor’s office and all taxes paid in advance between January and November or paid in full between November and December. Parcel tracking sheet will be required at Clerk’s office before recording the plat. Required for Cibola County Planning to approve the plat. Check with City of Grants or Village of Milan for their requirements.

  3. All lots must have EXACTLY the same name(s). You cannot combine one lot in Johnny’s name with one lot in Johnny and Jerry’s names.

  4. Change will take effect January 1st of the following year.

  5. Other requirements may apply depending on the nature of the plat.

  6. Surveys must be recorded within 60 Calendar days after completion of the Survey or approval from a Governing body. If not recorded in those 60 days, it must be replatted.