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 the prompt scheduling of inspections and please continue to visit this site for regular inspections and enforcement updates and instructions.
Online Building Inspections Scheduling
- Please read the FAQs on CSS online procedures prior to registration.
- Requests to schedule building inspections may now be made and tracked on the citizen self-service (CSS) portal for all permit types*
- 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 inspection 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 request and track inspections online.
To cancel a scheduled inspection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 click here. 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's regular hours of operation are:
8 am-Noon and 1 pm-5 pm Monday-Friday.
Hours of operation may be affected by constraints in effect due to the current public health crisis. Please make an appointment with Staff prior to entering the building.
Santa Fe City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., Lower Level, (southwest entrance facing Marcy Street nearest to the Convention Center)
The City of Santa Fe, Inspections & Enforcement Division, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
General Contact Information
Please click here for information about building permits.
Please contact Daniel Esquibel at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding Telecom permitting.
Please click here to request access to public information under the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).
Building Permit Extension & Renewal Requests
Please contact Richard Valentine at email@example.com to request an extension and renewal of construction permits.
Please click here to contact the Planning Division.
Please click here for Business Registration and Licensing.
Addressing & GIS Parcel information
Please click here to view the City's interactive mapping website.
For Addressing, please click here to contact the ITT/GIS Division
Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Office Location: 2651 Siringo Rd Bldg. H Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 909 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please click here for a listing of all currently adopted building codes.
Residential Green Building Code
Click here to view the Santa Fe Green Building Code.
The Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code applies to all new single-family units, guesthouses, additions, and remodels.
Need Additional Help?
Inspections & Enforcement Division:
Bobby Padilla, Inspections Division Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Martinez, Building Inspector Supervisor email@example.com
Plumbing & Mechanical Inspections:
Paul Martinez, Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Benavidez, Electrical Inspector Supervisor email@example.com
Code Compliance Acting Supervisor:
Jason Sena, Code Compliance Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org
For Additional Information And Updates Regarding Remote Operations: