Building Permits

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  8am-Noon and 1pm-4pm



Starting January 1st, 2020, Permit applications must be submitted using the new application form available online or at the building permit front counter.  Applications must be filled out completely to be accepted, including: mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, contractor's state license number, and current City business license number.




*** To check the status of a permit, please click here  ***

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?Sample Construction Permit Poster

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 permit application: 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


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.


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?

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Need Additional Help? 

For other questions or assistance related to a Construction Permits contact:  
Jason Kluck, Assistant Director, Phone: (505) 955-6729 or email at [bot protected email address]

Construction Plans:

Richard TrujilloSpecial 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]

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