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Plan Review

The City of Albuquerque Plan Review section is responsible for ensuring code compliance of all construction drawings and documents.

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

Building Permits & Plan Review
505-924-3320, Option 2
Plaza Del Sol, Ground Floor
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

Building Inspections, Electrical Inspections, Plumbing Inspections, Mechanical Inspections & Trade Permits
505-924-3320, Option 1
Plaza Del Sol, Basement, Ste 190
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Division Manager, James Perez

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

Required Documents

  • Site Plan/Plot Plan are required to include:
    • the location of the property
    • All existing buildings (including dimensions and distances to property lines)
    • All proposed additions or structures to the existing building (including dimensions and distances to property lines)
    • Identification of required setbacks
  • Proposed Construction Drawing:
    • Elevation Drawings
    • Floor Plan
    • Foundation Drawings
    • Framing Plans
    • Plans showing all Electrical, Plumbing & Mechanical installation
  • Supporting Documents. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Truss Details
    • Stucco Specifications
    • Beam Calculations
    • Unusual Building Material Specifications
    • Engineering Specifications for Metal/Steel Construction ( i.e. shipping containers)


Submit Drawings & Documents


Login to ePlan

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

  1. Fill out the Building Application in LMS POSSE System
  2. The City will process your application and send you an invitation to upload project
  3. Login to the ePlan system with the information delivered in the confirmation email
  4. View your project and upload your plan with supporting documents
  5. Uploaded documents will be screened and markups will be made by the City
  6. Review the markups and make corrections as necessary
  7. Check the status of your plan review at any point in the process

To learn more and get detailed step-by-step instructions, view the ePlan applicant manual.


FasTrax is Albuquerque's fee-based, expedited plan review process, available to those seeking a building permit. FasTrax is an optional fee-based service (Fees are three times the regular plan fee, $1,000 minimum)

  • Reduced time for plan review, average turnaround time of six days
  • Assigned plan expediter
  • Guaranteed initial plan review completion date
  • Faster, easier, simpler

To request or for more information about the FasTrax service, call 505-924-3320 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The FasTrax process is administered at the Plaza del Sol building, 1st Floor, 600 2nd Street NW, 87102.

Building Application - for paper plan submissions only!