To guide the future growth and development of the County in accordance with any official plans adopted by the County.
To provide for and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the County.
To protect and conserve the value of land throughout the County and the value of buildings and improvements upon the land, and to minimize the conflicts among the uses of land and buildings.
To assist the public with compliance of the County's Subdivision Regulations.
To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for subdivisions and replats in order to further the orderly layout and use of land, and to ensure proper legal descriptions and monumenting of subdivided land.
Reviews various planning applications, conducts public hearings and brings the recommendations of the Planning Commission to the Board of County Commissioners as set forth in the Otero County Subdivision Ordinance.