Mission

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.


 

Current Notices

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 create an account with CSS. Then please click here 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 inspectionscounter@santafenm.gov 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 inspectionscounter@santafenm.gov.

Code Enforcement

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.


 

Inspection Fees

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.

Physical Location: 

Santa Fe City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., Lower Level, (southwest entrance facing Marcy Street nearest to the Convention Center)

Mailing Address: 

The City of Santa Fe, Inspections & Enforcement Division, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909 


 

General Contact Information

Building Permitting

Please click here for information about building permits.

Telecom

Please contact Daniel Esquibel at daesquibel@santafenm.gov regarding Telecom permitting.

IPRA Requests

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 ravalentine@santafenm.gov to request an extension and renewal of construction permits.

Zoning/Architecture/Sign Code

Please click here to contact the Planning Division.

Inspections

Please email inspectionscounter@santafenm.gov, or call 505-955-6150 to request information or to schedule inspections.

Business Registration

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 

505-955-6490


 

Building Codes

Please click here for a listing of all currently adopted building codes.

Please also click here to view the City Building and Housing Code, and click here to view the City Land Development Code.

 

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 bpadilla@santafenm.gov

Building Inspections:

Greg Martinez, Building Inspector Supervisor gbmartinez@santafenm.gov

Plumbing & Mechanical Inspections:

Paul Martinez, Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Supervisor pbmartinez@santafenm.gov

Electrical Inspections:

Dana Benavidez, Electrical Inspector Supervisor dabenavidez@santafenm.gov

Code Compliance Acting Supervisor:

Jason Sena, Code Compliance Supervisor  jdsena@santafenm.gov

 

For Additional Information And Updates Regarding Remote Operations:

Land Use Department

Building Division

Engineering Division & Technical Review

Historic Preservation Division

Current Planning Division