The mission of the Inspections & Enforcement Division is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Santa Fe by ensuring that construction work is completed in accordance with the City's adopted codes and ordinances and that private properties are maintained in compliance with the City's environmental regulations while providing the highest possible level of customer service.
Land Use is currently accepting inspection requests online.
The City of Santa Fe Land Use Department continues to provide expanded options for online permitting and inspections. Please carefully review and follow the instructions linked below to help ensure prompt scheduling of inspections and please continue to visit this site for regular inspections and enforcement updates and instructions.
ONLINE BuILDING INSPECTIONS SCHEDULING
REQUESTS TO SCHEDULE BUILDING INPSECTIONS MAY NOW BE MADE AND TRACKED ON THE CITIZEN SELF SERVICE (CSS) PORTAL FOR ALL PERMIT TYPES*
Click HERE for FAQ's on CSS online procedures - PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
Once an inspection request is submitted online, please check the Dashboard frequently for updated status.
*Please note that while CSS allows requests for inspection on a specific day and in the AM or PM, the inspection will be conducted on the actual scheduled day during normal business hours, but not at a predetermined time.
*Due to current Staffing levels and high inspections volume, Building Inspections may be subject to a two to three business day lag time from the date requested. Terrain Management Inspections may be subject to a three to five business day lag time from the date requested. Please plan requests accordingly.
REQUESTING BUILDING INSPECTIONS ONLINE
Click here for instructions on how to create an account with CSS and then please visit https://santafenm-energovpub.tylerhost.net/Apps/selfservice#/home to create a Citizen Self Service (CSS) profile. Click here for instructions on how to request and track inspections online.
To cancel a scheduled inspection, please email email@example.com with the request. Please include the permit and inspection number in your message.
ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
To initiate the process to receive a Certificate of Compliance for a Business or Home Occupation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Code Enforcement Section of the Inspection & Enforcement Division responds to violations of the City's environmental regulations (Chapter 10 of the Municipal Code). Typical violations investigated by Code Enforcement staff are excessive weeds, trash and debris accumulation, junk vehicles, noise and lighting violations, and smoking ordinance violations. Code Enforcement staff also investigate illegal signage, zoning violations, businesses operating without required Business Registrations or Licenses, unapproved Home Occupation businesses, and unpermitted Short-Term Rentals.
To report a suspected code violation for investigation or request information regarding code enforcement, please visit https://www.santafenm.gov/report_a_problem
Your report can be made anonymously.
- Re-inspection Fee: $60 per hour (minimum charge of 2 hours)
- Additional Inspection Fee: $60 per hour (minimum charge of 2 hours)
- After-Hours Inspection: $85 per hour
HOURS OF OPERATION & ADDRESS
Inspections Division regular hours of operation are 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm M-F. Hours of operation may be affected by constraints in effect due to the current public health crisis. City Hall is currently closed to the Public. Please make an appointment with Staff prior to entering the building.
Physical Location: Santa Fe City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., Lower Level, (Use southwest entrance nearest to the Convention Center facing Marcy Street)
Mailing Address: City of Santa Fe, Inspections & Enforcement Division, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
GENERAL CONTACT INFoRMATION
Email email@example.com to request general information regarding building permitting.
Please contact Daniel Esquibel at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding Telecom permitting.
Visit https://cityofsantafenm.nextrequest.com/ to request access to public information under the IPRA (Inspection of Public Records Act).
Building Permit Extension & Renewal Requests
Email email@example.com to request extension and renewal of construction permits.
Please Contact the Planning Division: https://www.santafenm.gov/current_planning
Visit https://www.santafenm.gov/inspections_and_enforcement for general information regarding inspections or for how to schedule an inspection.
Visit https://www.santafenm.gov/doing_business_with_the_city Business Registration and Licensing.
Addressing & GIS Parcel information
Please visit https://gis.santafenm.gov/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8cbbefaf87d44d99b4f379564e9f3c83 to view the City's interactive mapping website.
For addressing, please contact ITT/GIS Division Office Location - 2651 Siringo Rd Bldg. H Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Hours 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.) Mailing Address - P.O. Box 909 Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 955-6490, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit https://www.santafenm.gov/adopted_construction_codes for a listing of all currently adopted building codes.
Please also visit https://library.municode.com/nm/santa_fe/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CHVIIBUHO to view the City Building and Housing Code & https://library.municode.com/nm/santa_fe/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH14LADE to view the City Land Development Code.
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.
Need Additional Help?
Inspections & Enforcement Division:
Bobby Padilla, Inspections Division Director - email@example.com
Greg Martinez, - Building Inspector Supervisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumbing & Mechanical Inspections:
Paul Martinez, Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Supervisor - email@example.com
Dana Benavidez, Electrical Inspector Supervisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Code Compliance Acting Supervisor:
Jason Sena, Code Compliance Supervisor - email@example.com
For additional information and updates regarding remote operations:
Land Use Department: https://www.santafenm.gov/land_use
Building Division: https://www.santafenm.gov/building_permits
Engineering Division & Technical Review: https://www.santafenm.gov/technical_review
Historic Preservation Division: https://www.santafenm.gov/historic_preservation
Current Planning Division: https://www.santafenm.gov/current_planning