Community Preservation


The City of Belen recognizes a need for a more aggressive approach to enhance the safety, beautification and continued healthy growth in our community. We also pride ourselves in the history of Belen, and are working to preserve as many of its historic amenities as possible.

The City of Belen has established the Community Preservation Department, it is comprised of Permitting, Code Enforcement, Animal Control, Risk Management, and Safety. This department is responsible for identifying and addressing problematic and/or troublesome areas, city code regulation violations and working with the public to reach a resolution that keeps Belen beautiful and safe for our residents and visitors.

Bringing all of these divisions together, enhances our operations and service to our residents. We have taken steps to present our staff in a professional manner that can address any type of city regulation complaint, ranging from animals to weeds. The department is staffed with 4 personnel inclusive of the Director, Administrator and two Municipal Regulation Specialists. All of which have been cross trained and can be utilized to address needs or complaints as they arise.

The Community Preservation Department believes in public education and assistance before enforcement. We want to work with our community to make Belen a clean and safe place to raise our kids and retire comfortably. We will work closely with the Belen Police and Fire Departments to reach our goals.

The Community Preservation Department is overseen by Kathleen Pickering, Community Services Administrator.

Working For You

The Community Preservation staff members take pride in a job well done. As you can see from the following before and after photos, when we respond to your concerns, we do so in a thorough manner. Belen is a beautiful city with a long history, its upkeep is important and we take our tasks seriously so that all of us can enjoy our community.

  • Before lot overrun with weeds
  • After lot is cleaned up and there are no longer any weeds.
  • Before lot overrun with weeds
  • After lot is cleaned up and there are no longer any weeds.

It's That Time of the Year!

It's time for the 2nd Annual Light Up the Hub City Christmas light contest! This year we are anticipating that it will be bigger and brighter than before.

To enter you only have to live within city limits and have your decorations up, with the brightest lights, by the day of judging which will be Friday December 17th.

Each of our three officers will choose a home from their designated patrol area. That home will win one of the 3 foot inflatables. A grand prize winner will be chosen by the Community Preservation Director for Best in Show. That winner will get a 7 1/2 foot inflatable!

Each winner will get their picture on our Facebook page to recognize their Bright Holiday Spirit. All prizes will be brought to the winners.

Form Name 
Business Registration ApplicationDownload Form
Campaign Sign Application Download Form
Fence Permit Application Download Form
Itinerant Business License ApplicationDownload Form
Mobile or Manufactured Home ApplicationDownload Form
Sign Permit ApplicationDownload Form
Special Event ApplicationDownload Form
Temporary Sign Permit ApplicationDownload Form
Vacant or Foreclosed Structure Registration Form Download Form

How to Submit an Application
You can submit your completed forms via email to diamond.contreras@belen-nm.gov, deliver in person or send by mail.

Community Resources

Mission:

To make Belen beautiful, safe and comfortable for our residents through professionalism, education, assistance and enforcement.

Vision:

Our vision is to identify problematic and troublesome areas within the community and provide education and assistance to enhance safe living, neighborhood growth, and community beautification.