Building Departments in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are 4 Building Departments in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serving a population of 556,718 people in an area of 189 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 139,179 people, and 1 Building Department per 47 square miles.

In New Mexico, Albuquerque is ranked 18th of 544 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 18th of 544 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Albuquerque Building Departments

Find Albuquerque, New Mexico building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Albuquerque City Zoning 600 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Planning Department 600 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM

Bernalillo County Zoning 111 Union Square Street Southeast Albuquerque, NM

Los Lunas Permits 839 Main Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM

About the Albuquerque Building Department

Building Departments in Albuquerque, NM are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Albuquerque DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Albuquerque building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Albuquerque, NM zoning laws and requirements

Albuquerque Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Albuquerque Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Albuquerque Residential Housing Units
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
Total Housing Units244,382292,439
Occupied Housing Units222,748 (91.1%)265,657 (90.8%)
Albuquerque Occupied Residential Buildings
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
Single-Family Detached Homes143,492 (64.4%)176,361 (66.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes12,180 (5.5%)13,706 (5.2%)
2 Apartments3,923 (1.8%)4,379 (1.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments13,599 (6.1%)13,941 (5.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments9,738 (4.4%)10,182 (3.8%)
10 or More Apartments30,705 (13.8%)31,353 (11.8%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing9,111 (4.1%)15,735 (5.9%)
Albuquerque Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
2014 or Later3,005 (1.3%)3,283 (1.2%)
2010 to 20134,837 (2.2%)5,441 (2.0%)
2000 to 200937,178 (16.7%)42,591 (16.0%)
1980 to 199970,479 (31.6%)86,974 (32.7%)
1960 to 197966,052 (29.7%)77,998 (29.4%)
1940 to 195935,095 (35,095.0%)41,367 (41,367.0%)
1939 or Earlier6,102 (2.7%)8,003 (3.0%)
Albuquerque Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
1 Room6,660 (3.0%)7,102 (2.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms146,706 (65.9%)176,913 (66.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms81,360 (36.5%)95,701 (36.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms71,426 (32.1%)87,730 (33.0%)
8 or More Rooms35,023 (15.7%)44,885 (16.9%)
Albuquerque Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
No Bedroom7,323 (3.3%)7,863 (3.0%)
1 Bedroom25,798 (11.6%)27,622 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms146,706 (65.9%)176,913 (66.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms42,921 (19.3%)53,259 (20.0%)
Albuquerque Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AlbuquerqueBernalillo County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities222,136 (99.7%)264,649 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities221,355 (99.4%)263,919 (99.3%)