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Building Safety Division

The Building Safety Division issues building and trade permits, and conducts inspections for residential and commercial new construction, additions and remodel work.  All permits are issued and inspections are completed according to the Uniform Administrative Code of the City of Albuquerque.

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Please call to schedule an appointment if you need individual attention.

Building Permits & Plan Review
Plaza Del Sol
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8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

Building Inspections, Electrical Inspections, Plumbing Inspections, Mechanical Inspections & Trade Permits
Plaza Del Sol
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7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Division Manager, James Perez


Effective December 14, 2023 the following codes have been adopted by the City of Albuquerque:

  • The 2021 New Mexico Commercial Building Code
  • The 2021 New Mexico Residential Code
  • The 2021 New Mexico Existing Building Code

On September 28, 2023 the 2020 New Mexico Electrical Code went into effect.

On February 2, 2024 the 2023 Uniform Administrative Code of the City of Albuquerque went into effect.

Connect with the Planning Department


The Permitting Office will be closed during the following times for staff training:

Friday, May 10th from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22nd from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12th from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20th from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

During these times our online services will still be available. To apply for or check the status of a building permit visit:

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work to improve our service.

How We Serve You

We support you with electrical permits and inspections, plumbing permits and inspections, mechanical permits and inspections, building permits and inspections, public records, and code compliance questions. Learn more about the Planning Department.

Find more information below and learn how we can help you with your building:

Building Safety Employee & Performance Information

Our Services

Permits: Types, Application, Status & Cancellation

A building permit is an official approval issued by the City of Albuquerque, that allows a homeowner or contractor to proceed with a new construction or property remodeling project. There is more than one type of permit and it is important to know what permit(s) are needed.

View information on:

  • Who needs to apply for a permit
  • What type of permit is needed
  • How to apply
  • Permit status
  • Canceling a permit

Building Permits

Project Plans: Submit for Review

Submit project plans to apply for a building permit and build in Albuquerque. The plan review process available to developers, contractors, architects, and homeowners.

View information on:

  • Documents needed for Site Plan/Plot Plan, Construction Drawing, and/or Supporting Documents
  • Submitting plans
  • Submitting documents with ePlan - a free electronic plan review process
  • Submitting documents with FasTrax - a fee-based, expedited plan review process

Submit Building Project Plans

Fees for Project Plan Review & Permits

Plan review fees are due at the time you submit your application and plans. Permit fees are due once you are notified the plan review has been completed and plans have been approved.

View information on:

  • Permit fee estimates
  • How to pay plan review and permit fees

Building Fee Estimator & Payment


Inspections are required during the construction process and after permits are issued. Inspections are required to ensure compliance with approved plans and ordinances. All work must be inspected during different stages of the construction process.

View information on:

  • When inspections are required
  • Requesting an inspection
  • On-site and virtual inspections
  • Residential, Commercial, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Inspections
  • Emergency inspections
  • Inspection record requests
  • Bi-Annual/Annual Inspections

Building Inspections

Building Safety Resources

Find resources to help you through the permitting process.

Building Resources

Building Codes

Find current City and State code information.

Current Building Codes

Next Request

Make public records requests.

Next Request