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Building Safety Division

The 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.

NOTICE: AS OF JUNE 27, 2022, BUILDING SAFETY OFFICES  CLOSE AT 4 P.M. TO ALLOW OUR STAFF ADDITIONAL TIME TO PROCESS REQUESTS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

 

NOTICE: Building Permit inspections will not be conducted Tuesday, June 21, 2022 or Wednesday, June 22, 2022 due to inspector training. For questions or concerns please contact Chief Building Inspector - Deborah Rowley at 505-804-6091.

 

Mission Statement

The City of Albuquerque’s Building Safety Division ensures the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by administration and enforcement of the Uniform Administrative Code and the adopted Technical Codes. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We promote the continued development of a safe and prosperous community by utilizing the building codes to protect life, limb and property and building positive working relationships with the construction industry. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent. The division is dedicated to make Albuquerque a better place to live and work.

How We Serve You

The Building Safety Division is lead by a Chief Building Office who is dedicated to providing a staff of Chief Inspectors, Inspectors, Plan Reviewers and Planning Assistants who serve our community with integrity.

The basic duties of the Building Safety Division are:Generic image of construction related items.

  1. Review permit applications
  2. Issue permits
  3. Perform inspections
  4. Enforce the City of Albuquerque Uniform Administrative
  5. Code and all required building codes.

 

Contact Information

Plaza Del Sol

600 2nd St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Building Safety Division – main line: (505) 924-3320

 

Building Safety Employee & Performance Information

 

What type of permit do I need?

Access valuable resources that can help you determine the type of permit you need.

How do I get a permit?

Applying for a building or construction trade permit is fast and easy.

How do I submit project plans?

An electronic plan review process, called ePlan, is available to anyone applying for a building permit.

I'm looking for an expedited process?

FasTrax is a fee-based expedited plan review process available to those seeking a building permit.

How much are permit fees?

Use one of the estimator tools to help find out the cost of a permit.

How do I pay permit fees?

You can view and pay outstanding permit fees.

How do I schedule an inspection?

Find out when inspections are required and how to request an inspection.

How do I check my permit status?

Find out when inspections are required and how to request an inspection.

How do I cancel a permit?

Find out when inspections are required and how to request an inspection.

How do I ask for public records?

Find out when inspections are required and how to request an inspection.

How can I find Building Safety resources?

Review valuable resources to make the permitting process go smoothly and without delay, including handouts, calculators and worksheets.

How do I contact the Building Safety Division?

Review valuable resources to make the permitting process go smoothly and without delay.

How do I find building codes?

Find current code information for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.