Beginning January 2, 2019
The Building Permits Intake Counter will no longer be accepting new applications or submittals after 4:30pm. Staff will be available until 5:00pm for all other inquiries.
If you have any questions, you may contact Elias Isaacson at 505-955-6830
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. 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).
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.
what is the status of my Permit?
You can view information about your permit, including plan review status and comments, at any time from the City of Santa Fe Click-2-Gov webpage.
You must have your Construction Permit application number and Phone Access Code (PIN) from your permit materials available to use Click-2-Gov.
You can also check the status of your permit by telephone using the City of Santa Fe's automated Voice Inspections & Permit System (VIPS). Simply call VIPS at (505) 955-6110 and select Option 4 for plan review information. You must have your Construction Permit application number available to use VIPS.
Need Additional Help?
For other questions or assitance related to a Construction Permits contact:
Elias Isaacson, Division Director, Phone: (505) 955-6830 or email at [bot protected email address]
Richard Trujillo, Special Projects Coordinator/Zoning Reviewer (505) 955-6133 - [bot protected email address]
Bennett Lopez, Construction Plans Examiner II (505) 955-6491- [bot protected email address]
Richard Valentine, Residential Building Plan Reviewer (505) 955-6624 - [bot protected email address]
Green Building Code:
Dalinda Bangert, Green Building Code Specialist (505) 955-6618 - [bot protected email address]
For additional information regarding the Green Building Code please CLICK HERE
Permit Status/Plan Review Fees:
Robert Ortiz, Building Permit Specialist- [bot protected email address]
Kevin Smith, Building Permit Specialist- [bot protected email address]
Amanda RomeroAvila Building Permit Expeditor - [bot protected email address]