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The San Marcos Association Needs Members!

The San Marcos Association, serving our community for over thirty years, is creating a new membership list. Membership is free and open to anyone living or owning property in the San Marcos area.

The San Marcos Association is a non-profit community service organization. (IRS Code 501(c) (4).) The goals of the organization are: to protect the rural, residential character of the area; to monitor development to see that it is consistent with that character and with applicable plans and ordinances of Santa Fe County; and to represent property owners/residents of the area in matters of public service, utilities and the general welfare of people. 

On April 1, 2016, the SMA was recognized by the Santa Fe County Growth Management Department as a "Registered Organization." What that means is set out in Chapter 2 of the Sustainable Land Development Code. In summary, the SMA has the right to:

  • Be notified of and make recommendations for pending discretionary development applications in our geographic area (see map) and get notice of public hearings or meetings about such applications.
  • Be notified of and make recommendations for Development of Countywide Impact applications.
  • Be notified of and make recommendations for amendments to the SGMP, SLDC, or Area, District or Community Plans in our area.
  • Coordinate with Community Organizations (which are also defined in Chapter 2), residents, and owners of property or business in our area when discretionary development reviews or administrative adjudicatory applications come up.
  • Meet with the Land Use Administrator on matters of interest in our area.
  • Participate in Town Hall meetings.
  • Take part in Registered Organization leadership retreats and training programs.

Members will be kept current by email on developments and applications for development, zoning, planning and other local issues of interest to residents.  Membership and email subscription can be canceled at any time.  The membership list will not be sold, rented or otherwise made available to anyone but SF County officials who make it a requirement of the new County Plan and Code.  

More information is available on our website,  To bring up or discuss community issues, post on our Facebook page at