Construction and Inspection
If you’re building in Las Cruces, you must meet inspection regulations. The city’s Consolidated Review Center helps you make sure your construction permits meet any state and federal codes. You can speak with a Permit Technician for information about particular construction topics. The Review Center’s phone number is 575-528-3059.
Submit construction drawings and documents to the Community Development permitting staff. When you receive approval, you’ll get the permit and can then begin construction.
You need to have inspections while doing construction. This makes sure you follow approved plans and construction regulations.
You must ask for an inspection for a work phase at least one workday before you need the inspection. You must have all the following information to make your request:
- Construction site address
- Contractor’s name
- Contractor’s phone number
- Permit number
- Type of inspection
Businesses operating in New Mexico aren’t required to have commercial liability insurance. The state is a pure comparative negligence fault state. An insurance adjuster will review which party is at fault.
If you employ three or more people, New Mexico requires you to have workers compensation insurance. In licensed construction trades, you only need to have one employee before you are required to have coverage.
Contractors in Las Cruces who understand permitting regulations set themselves up for success.