Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I put my Garbage Cans on non-trash pickup days?
Garbage Cans are addressed in La Cuentista 1 CCR's under section 13 Nuisances: “Garbage and other waste materials shall be placed in the covered containers provided by the municipal contracted company and shall not be placed out for collection more than 24 hours prior to scheduled collections times.  These containers shall be concealed from the street on non-garbage collection days.

Can I put up a shed in my backyard?
Sheds are addressed in La Cuentista 1 CCR’s under section 2 Land Use and Building Type: “There shall also be permitted, if requested and upon approval by the Committee, one (1) detached accessory building for storage of personal items, not to exceed one hundred (100) square feet and required property line setbacks, and must match the colors and design of the Dwelling.”   An Architectural Control Committee (ACC) request for design approval form must be completed and submitted to the ACC for approval.


Who do I call if my neighbor’s dogs are barking excessively?
Visit http://www.cabq.gov/pets/education-resources/noisy-animals or call 311.


Who do I contact if I want to make changes to my home or yard?

First, check the governing documents to make sure it is allowed per community covenants, here.  Second, an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) request for design approval form must be completed and submitted to the ACC for approval.  Third, check with the city to see if a permit is required, http://www.cabq.gov/planning.  


If I want to raise my shared wall, what do I do? 

First, talk to your neighbor to get permission to raise the shared wall.  Second, an Architectural Control Committee (ACC) request for design approval form must be completed and submitted to the ACC for approval.  Third, a permit is required from the city and can be downloaded here.  It must be filed and paid for at the City of Albuquerque Planning division


How can I find out more about La Cuentista's Development History?

"Nothing But Green." Read this SuCasa article here  ⇒

"Albuquerque's first green community slated for Westside." Read this 2006 article here ⇒

"Builders Join to Create An All-Green Community." Read this 2008 Albuquerque Journal article here ⇒


More to come....


A Green Community

La Cuentista 1 Homeowners ​Association