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, 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.


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


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.

How to Submit an Application
You can submit your completed forms via email to, deliver in person or send by mail.

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