Village Code

NMSA 1978, § 3-17-1. Ordinances; purposes.

The governing body of a municipality may adopt ordinances or resolutions not inconsistent with the laws of New Mexico for the purpose of:
A.    effecting or discharging the powers and duties conferred by law upon the municipality;
B.    providing for the safety, preserving the health, promoting the prosperity and improving the morals, order, comfort and convenience of the municipality and its inhabitants; and
C.    enforcing obedience to the ordinances by prosecution in the municipal court and metropolitan courts and upon conviction the imposition of:
(1)   except for those violations of ordinances described in Paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection, a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisonment for not more than ninety days or both;
(2)   for a violation of an ordinance prohibiting driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for not more than three hundred sixty-four days or both; and
(3)  for violations of an industrial user wastewater pretreatment ordinance as required by the United States environmental protection agency, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) a day for each violation.

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Updated 19 July 2016. Any new ordinances APPROVED after 19 July 2016 have not been incorporated into these chapters, you will need to review individual ordinances from the Village Ordinances web page listed by year/ordinance number 

Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Administration
Chapter 3 Reserved
Chapter 4 Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 5 Reserved
Chapter 6 Animals
Chapter 7 Reserved
Chapter 8 Buildings & Building Regulations
Chapter 9 Fair Housing
Chapter 10 Businesses
Chapter 11 Corrales Bosque Preserve
Chapter 12 Courts
Chapter 13 Reserved
Chapter 14 Environment
Chapter 15 Farmland Preservation Agriculture
Chapter 16 Fire Prevention and Protection
Chapter 17 Film Permits
Chapter 18 Land Use
Chapter 19 Reserved
Chapter 20 Law Enforcement
Chapter 21 Reserved
Chapter 22 Library
Chapter 23 Reserved
Chapter 24 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions
Chapter 25 Reserved
Chapter 26 Parks and Recreation
Chapter 27 Reserved
Chapter 28 Personnel
Chapter 29 Reserved
Chapter 30 Solid Waste Management
Chapter 31 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places
Chapter 32 Taxation
Chapter 33 Reserved
Chapter 34 Traffic and Vehicles