Construction and Remodeling

All construction, new and remodel, must be approved before even a shovelful of dirt can be moved. The application procedure is simple and fast and requires a refundable deposit with a completed REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL.

Please contact the Architectural Committee at ARCHITECTURAL@RANCHOSDEPLACITAS.ORG to verify that proper procedures are followed.

View the Mandatory Restrictive Covenants Summary or actual documents:

ThisĀ Plat Map (86MB file) shows approximate boundaries for all units (1-7)

RdPPOA Bylaws

Review or download current Bylaws in PDF

Going on Vacation

You can fill out a Close Patrol Program Request.

*Disclaimer: The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office created the Close Patrol Program to further assist the community in keeping their property safe while they are away. We make a diligent effort to conduct close patrols on a regular basis when staffing allows. However, Sandoval County and the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office cannot guarantee the security of any properties listed on a Close Patrol Program Request Form. If you are going to be away from your home, please take additional precautions, beyond submitting a Close Patrol Program Request Form, to secure and protect your property in your absence.



North Ranchos de Placitas Water & Sanitation District
Units 4, 5, 6, 7 – Emergency Phone (505) 867-3017 | Emergency Pager (505) 460-1964
Mail bill payment to:

North Ranchos de Placitas Water and Sanitation District
PO Box 991
Placitas, NM 87043

Register for County Emergency Notices

REGISTER to be notified by the local Sandoval county emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts, including evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.


Dogs must be leashed and under your control when off your property. In addition to violating the covenants, unleashed dogs also constitute a violation of Sandoval County regulations. You can also suffer liability issues if your dog damages property or injures another animal or person. Please clean up after your dog. It is the neighborly thing to do.

Night Skies

We try to encourage the preservation of the night skies. Whenever possible, please limit your night lighting to what is essential; and please keep it shielded and aimed down.