Building Safety & Permits

This division issues building permits and conducts inspections for new construction, additions and remodeling work.

What We Do

Building owners are required to maintain their buildings to ensure a safe environment for the citizens of Albuquerque. The Building Safety Division provides services that ensure that buildings within the City of Albuquerque are built and maintained to the correct building standards and codes.

How We Serve You

If you are planning a new construction, addition or remodeling project, you can apply for building permits at the Building Permit Office, located at 600 2nd NW. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The permits desk may be contacted by calling (505) 924-3969.


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To speed up the permit application process, the Planning Department has created the ePlan system. ePlan is an electronic plan review process available to developers, contractors, architects, homeowners and anyone else planning to apply for a building permit within Albuquerque. 


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FasTrax is Albuquerque’s expedited plan review process available to those seeking a building permit. Builders can expect an average of a six-day turnaround time using the FasTrax system. Click here to learn more.


Unsure of how to proceed from here? See below for valuable resources to make the permit application process go smoothly and without delay. Below you’ll also find valuable information sources to assist in your building process.