Building Permits and Inspections

Building in the Village of Los Lunas?  You may be required to submit a building permit to the Community Development Department!  Applications for building permits and mobile home placement permits can be found with our Forms and Applications.

There are a number of projects that require a building permit, including:

  • New commercial construction
  • New residential construction
  • Commercial tenant improvements
  • Commercial change in occupancy
  • Reroofing

Depending on the project, residential remodeling and accessory structures may also require a building permit. 

The Village Building Permitting wing of the Code Enforcement Division reviews structural plans and provides structural inspection, and coordinates with the Fire Marshal for fire plan review and inspections.  New Mexico Construction Industries Division (NM CID) reviews plumbing, mechanical and electrical.  There are a number of aspects of development, such as drainage and landscaping, which may be reviewed by the Village engineer or the Public Works Department.  If you have questions about what documents need to be submitted with your building permit, contact the Community Development Department so that we can help you prepare a complete and successful application.

The New Mexico Manufactured Housing Division (NM MHD) reviews plans and inspects manufactured housing in the Village of Los Lunas.  A Los Lunas mobile home placement permit will still be required be required to place the manufactured home in the Village limits. 

If your building project or manufactured home placement is within a FEMA special flood hazard area, you will also be required to submit an elevation certificate and comply with flood zone regulations.  Please visit our FEMA Information page to learn more.

Approved Building Codes

The Village of Los Lunas uses the most current building codes adopted by the state of NM.  When the state adopts a new code year, the Village adopts the same year by reference.  Currently, the Village utilizes the 2015 International Building Code, International Residential Code, and International Fire Code.  

For more information on current NM building codes, please refer to state regulations. 

Outside Agency Contacts

New Mexico CID/MHD

Albuquerque Office: 5500 San Antonio Dr. Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87109.  (CID) 505-222-9800  (MHD) 505-222-9870