Community Development

The Community Development Department works together with Artesia residents, businesses, and property owners to build a sustainable community with a high quality lifestyle by maintaining and enhancing the built environment. 

Department functions include building and safety, planning, development engineering, code enforcement, housing, and right-of-way permits and inspections. Specific programs and services include:

  • General Plan
  • New development review
  • Building permits and inspections
  • Housing rehabilitation grants and loans
  • Zoning and sign codes
  • Property maintenance enforcement
  • Recreational vehicle enforcement on private property