planning & zoning department

The Planning and Zoning Department provides many services to the citizens of Socorro.  The department handles all Zoning, Subdivision, Business Permitting, and Building Inspections.  We conduct meetings for the Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments, and Building and Standards Commission.

zoning map

district map


Inspectors from the department conduct building and plumbing (residential/commercial) inspections on a daily basis between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM when inspections are called in 24 hours ahead of time.

plan review

Our plan checkers thoroughly check the customer’s building plans to ensure compliance and safety. Walk-ins are welcomed. Appointments are preferred to insure that the plan checker can spend the appropriate time reviewing your project.

When submitting building or residential plans, please ensure that the plans are drawn to scale, are complete and that you have all the documentation necessary. Our plan checker will check and approve your house or building plans on a first come first serve basis. Walk-ins are welcomed to come in and talk with the plan checker after 4:00 PM and review their project.

boards & commissions

taxpayer information

El Paso Central Appraisal District has provided the City of Socorro with information on Protesting the Value of your Property. Below are links to helpful information on Personal, Commercial and Business personal property.

the benefits of building permits

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