Licenses & Permits

Information about licenses and permits.

Commercial Permits & Inspections

The Building Safety division of the Planning Department handles most of the building permit process. Outlined below are the steps necessary for the construction of a typical apartment, commercial, or public building.

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Food Establishments

Albuquerque Environmental Health Department Construction Services reviews plan submittals for compliance with Chapter 9, Article 6 and Chapter 10, Article 3 of the City of Albuquerque Revised Ordinances.

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Pool Establishments

The City of Albuquerque Swimming Pool Ordinance (Chapter 10, Article 3) regulates the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of public swimming pools.

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Residential Inspections

This division's administrative staff schedule Field Inspections for inspectors to address construction status and issues. The Chief Building Inspector directs and dispatches State & ICC-certified inspectors to appropriate job sites to ensure code compliance.

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