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Fee Information

Information on permit fee estimates and how to pay building plan review and building permit fees.

The City of Albuquerque Fee Schedule utilizes the ICC Building Valuation Data to determine the minimum value per square foot, for newly constructed buildings. If the valuation provided on the application is less than the valuation in the fee schedule adopted by the City, your permit fees will be based upon the City Fee Schedule. All valuation adjustments are computed as part of the plan review process.

Payment Timeline

  • 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.
  • Any project under construction or completely built without a permit may be charged a double permit fee.

Fee Estimators

Use these tools for an estimate of permit fees

Electrical Permit Fee Estimator Other Permit Fee Estimator Plumbing Permit Fee Estimator Mechanical Permit Fee Estimator Building Permit & Plan Review Fee Estimator

How to Pay Fees

For transactions, such as Building Permits, Business Registrations, Code Enforcement Permits, and Planning Applications, you can pay:

  • In person at the Treasury Department 600 2nd St NW at our, 1st floor
  • Online at Pay a Bill
    • Select the link: Building Permits, Business Registrations, Code Enforcement Permits, & Planning Applications
    • Search for your permit by entering your permit number in the reference field exactly as it is on your application. Entries are case sensitive. For example: BP-2021-12345
    • Verify the fees shown for your permit
    • Enter your billing information
    • Accept the acknowledgment request
    • You will receive an email with a receipt of payment.
    • If you choose to pay online, the credit card processing vendor charges a 2.75% service fee for each credit/debit transaction processed.  You also have the option to pay by e-Check to avoid the service fees.

It may take 24 to 48 hours for charges to be reflected on your account.