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The Town of Taos Code

See Chapter 15: Building Code and Chapter 16: Land Use development Code

The Taos town code, originally published by Book Publishing Company, has been kept current by regular supplementation. In 2003, Sterling Codifiers, Inc., began providing supplement service for the town code.

This town code of the town of Taos, as supplemented, contains ordinances up to and including ordinance 05-08, passed August 16, 2005. Ordinances of the town adopted after said ordinance supersede the provisions of this town code to the extent that they are in conflict or inconsistent therewith. Consult the town office in order to ascertain whether any particular provision of the code has been amended, superseded or repealed.

Ordinance 11-09: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2009 NEW MEXICO BUILDING CODES

The State of New Mexico has adopted new building codes as of January 28, 2011.  The Town of Taos would like to adopt the same codes.  This Ordinance will repeal and replace Ordinance 08-07; and will also repeal and replace Section 1-4.2 of the Town of Taos Land Use Development Code (LUDC).  This Ordinance became effective as of May 25, 2011

Ordinance 11-04: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 16 OF THE TAOS TOWN CODE  (July 26,  2011)

This ordinance amends the Land Use Development Code (LUDC) for the purpose of allowing additional architectural styles for new construction in the Historic Overlay Zone.

Changes made to protect historic properties
By Matthew van Buren
The Taos News, July 28, 2011



High Performance Building Ordinance

Town of Taos Ordinance 09-03: An ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Taos adding a new section to the Taos Building Code creating the High Performance Building Program. 
(Passed February 24, 2009)

Town leaves energy code intact
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, 10/24/2013


ORDINANCE 10-25

This ordinance amends the Taos Town Code with respect to height limitations in the Central Business District (CBD), General Commercial (C-2), and Highway Corridor Protection District (HCPD) zones and set backs, lot sizes, lot coverage, and lot widths of the HCPD, CBD, C-2, C-1, R-14, and R-6 zoning districts to achieve a greater density of development.  The ordinance further makes minor alterations to the permitted principal and accessory uses of the CBD zoning district.


Traditional Neighborhood Development
District Infrastructure and Utilities Standards Manual


(TND MANUAL)
FINAL MANUAL - STAGE 1
August 31, 2009

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Taos County building code


The 2003 International Building Code was adopted by the Building Department in reviewing construction plans and development.

Copies of this code can be purchased from a number of web sites for about $100.

From the pressroom:

County set to adopt new building codes
By J.R. Logan
The Taos News, July 28, 2011

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New Mexico State building code

For questions regarding the content, interpretation, or application of a specific rule, please contact the agency that issued the rule. A directory of state agencies is available online at http://www.newmexico.gov/AtoZ.php.

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Town of Taos night sky protection ordinance (Resolutiom 07-02)

AN ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TAOS REVISING CURRENT ORDINANCE 99-2 CHAPTER 15.28 REGARDING OUTDOOR LIGHTING ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY – A NIGHT SKY PROTECTION ORDINANCE.

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Town of Taos landscaping ordinance


The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the orderly and aesthetically
pleasing development of the Town of Taos.

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Town of Taos Sign Code

This Sign Code regulates and governs the size, appearance, construction and placement of all informational, industrial, commercial, trade, or other signage within the jurisdiction of the Town of Taos; by licensing and empowering the municipal oversight of same.

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Click here to review the new Parking Regulations as they will appear on the town’s website when they are codified by the Town of Taos Town Clerk’s Office.

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