BUILDING DIVISION REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION FOR APPLICATION & DOCUMENT INTAKE AND FOR PERMIT ISSUANCE ARE:
8am-Noon and 1pm-4pm
(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and as indicated in the instructions linked below)
Customer Service is important to us!
Please read this page and associated links carefully prior to submitting applications for building permit or making requests for information regarding building permitting. Due to the current high volume of applications and requests, and with the challenges related to the current public health crisis, our capacity to respond quickly is limited at this time, but much of the needed information is included here. Thank You!
Land Use is now accepting Building Permit Applications Online or by Email
The City of Santa Fe Land Use Department continues to provide expanded options for online permitting and permitting by email. Please carefully review and follow the permitting options and linked instructions below to help ensure prompt permit application processing. More information, applications, checklists and forms may be found at the bottom of this page and at https://www.santafenm.gov/construction_permit_submittal_checklists. Please continue to visit this site for regular permitting updates and instructions. Thank You!
*** ONLINE PAYMENT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PERMITS PROCESSED ONLINE VIA THE CITIZEN SELF SERVICE (CSS) PORTAL ***
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO SUBMITTING FOR PERMIT ONLINE:
Click HERE for FAQ's on CSS online permitting
PRIMARY PERMITS - Click here for instructions on how to apply for a Primary permit online and then please visit https://santafenm-energovpub.tylerhost.net/Apps/selfservice#/home to create a Citizen Self Service (CSS) profile and apply for the following permit types:
Solar (Residential and Commercial)
Walls and Fences (Residential and Commercial)
TRADE AND SECONDARY PERMITS – To register with CSS and to apply for stand-alone Trade permits, click here for general instructions.
For Secondary permits, click here for instructions on how to apply under an active Primary permit after registration with CSS is complete.
Then please visit https://santafenm-energovpub.tylerhost.net/Apps/selfservice#/home to create a Citizen Self Service (CSS) profile and apply for the following permit types:
Residential & Commercial
If any processing errors are encountered after following the instructions in the FAQ linked above, please contact Jason Kluck at [bot protected email address]. Please only use this contact for technical issues related to the website. Other requests may be delayed if sent to this email address. Please see additional contacts below.
PERMITS BY EMAIL
Click here for instructions on how to apply for Primary permits by email and then please email [bot protected email address] * to apply for the following permit types:
Commercial Tenant Improvements
Commercial Additions and Remodeling (see Online CSS instructions for Express permit types)
Residential Additions and Remodeling (see Online CSS instructions for Express permit types)
Accessory Dwelling Units
* Please DO NOT send requests for permit status, requests for general information or help, or IPRA requests to the Building Permits email address. This address is only a clearing house for permit applications. Other requests may be delayed if sent to this email address. Please see the contact information below for submitting requests.
Amendments and Revisions
Please contact Amanda RomeroAvila at [bot protected email address] to schedule processing by appointment only.
Please contact Daniel Esquibel at [bot protected email address] regarding Telecom permitting.
Permit Review Status Inquiries
Visit www.santafelanduse.com to send us an email to check on your permit status. Please allow five (5) working days after you submit your application before requesting a status update.
Email [bot protected email address] to request access to public information under the IPRA (Inspection of Public Records Act).
Building Permit Extension & Renewal Requests
Email [bot protected email address] to request extension and renewal of construction permits.
Building Permitting General Information
Email [bot protected email address] to request general information regarding building permitting.
Building Permit Division - Location, phone & hours
Physical Location: Santa Fe City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., 1st Floor, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Mailing Address: City of Santa Fe, Building Permit Division, P. O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
Phone: (505) 955-6545 Fax: (505) 955-6829 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The mission of the Building Permit Division is to assist applicants with the construction permit process using a partnership approach to ensure accurate and consistent plan review, permit issuance and compliance with adopted State of New Mexico construction codes and City of Santa Fe ordinances while providing the highest possible level of customer service.
do I need a construction permit?
Construction Permits are required for most types of proposed work. Permits are not required for interior and exterior painting of residential structures, interior painting of commercial structures, minor landscaping, carpeting, tiling, cabinetry, counter tops, and exterior decks under 200 square feet if not attached to a structure. Permits are required for exterior business signs, roofing and re-roofing, window replacement, all storage sheds, solar panels, new and replacement mechanical equipment, re-stuccoing, driveway construction, and for the placement of manufactured homes. Work on the exterior of structures within the City's Historic Districts must be pre-approved by the Historic Preservation Division. Most simple maintenance and repair work in an Historic District will not require a construction permit.
how do i submit a construction permit application?
At present the Building Permit Division is not equipped to accept Construction Permit applications electronically. All applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Building Permit Division. To download a standard permit application click here. To download an application for a re-roofing permit click here. Four (4) complete sets of construction drawings must be submitted for residential projects and six (6) sets for commercial projects. Secondary permits for electrical, mechanical and plumbing work can usually be submitted without accompanying construction drawings (equipment cut-sheets may be required). For more information on what is needed for your type of building permit applications, see the Construction Permit Submittal Checklists
RESIDENTIAL GREEN BUILDING CODE
The Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code applies to all new single family units, guesthouses, additions and remodels. Click here to view the Santa Fe Green Building Code.
what WILL MY PERMIT COST?
Fees for primary permits (those related to new structures, additions and remodels) vary based on construction valuation. Fees for secondary permits (i.e. electrical, plumbing or mechanical work) are fixed amounts that depend on the type of work proposed.
- Construction Permit Fee Schedule
How do i check the status of my permit application?
Ready to register your business?
- Please click here
Need Additional Help?
For other questions or assistance related to a Construction Permits contact:
Richard Trujillo, Building Division Manager, Phone: (505) 955-6133 or email at [bot protected email address]
Commercial Plan Review:
Bennett Lopez, Construction Plans Examiner II (505) 955-6491- [bot protected email address]
Residential & Green Building Plan Review:
Richard Valentine, Residential Building Plan Reviewer (505) 955-6624 - [bot protected email address]
For additional information regarding the Green Building Code please CLICK HERE
Plan Review Fees:
Robert Ortiz, Building Permit Specialist- [bot protected email address]
Kevin Smith, Building Permit Specialist- [bot protected email address]
Visit www.santafelanduse.com to send us an email to check on your permit status.
Please allow five (5) working days after you submit your application before requesting a status update.