Building Inspection & Permits

111 School of Mines Road
P.O. Box K
Socorro, New Mexico 87801

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays
Building Inspector: Mike Lenz

The City of Socorro Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and conducting inspections on all new construction within the City limits as well as within the boundaries of the Socorro Grant, including Escondida.

Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical permits are not issued by the City of Socorro. Those permits must come from the State of NM, Construction Industries Division.

Plan Review:
For residential plans allow 3-4 working days.
For commercial allow 5-7 working days.

In either case two full sets of plans are required for review.

Permit fees are based upon the valuation of the project. Contractors are encouraged to call for an estimate of the fee for any projects they may be considering.

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