Building and Development Services FAQ

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Q. How is my property zoned?

Q. When do I need a permit?

Q. What are the submittal requirements and process for obtaining a development permit?

Q. Will my property be inspected?

Q. Does Santa Fe County conduct building inspections?

Q. How long does it take to get a permit?

Q. How much does a Development Permit cost?

Q. Am I located in a Community District, and what does that mean?

Q. Can I build an accessory structure on my property?

Q. Can I build a guest house on my property?

Q. How do I report illegal construction activity?

Q. Will I need to pay for an engineer, architect or other licensed professional?

Q. Does the County have a green building Code?