Building Departments in Roswell, New Mexico

There are 3 Building Departments in Roswell, New Mexico, serving a population of 48,163 people in an area of 30 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 16,054 people, and 1 Building Department per 9 square miles.

In New Mexico, Roswell is ranked 12th of 544 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 9th of 544 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Roswell Building Departments

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

Chaves County Building Department 1 Saint Mary's Place Roswell, NM

Chaves County Planning Department 1 Saint Mary's Place Roswell, NM

Roswell Zoning 415 North Richardson Avenue Roswell, NM

About the Roswell Building Department

Building Departments in Roswell, 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 Roswell 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:
  • Roswell, New Mexico building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Roswell building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Roswell, NM zoning laws and requirements

Roswell Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Roswell 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.

Roswell Residential Housing Units
 RoswellChaves County
Total Housing Units20,24427,194
Occupied Housing Units17,422 (86.1%)23,169 (85.2%)
Roswell Occupied Residential Buildings
 RoswellChaves County
Single-Family Detached Homes14,043 (80.6%)17,721 (76.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes606 (3.5%)611 (2.6%)
2 Apartments308 (1.8%)385 (1.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments495 (2.8%)513 (2.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments259 (1.5%)259 (1.1%)
10 or More Apartments703 (4.0%)733 (3.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,008 (5.8%)2,947 (12.7%)
Roswell Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 RoswellChaves County
2014 or Later84 (0.5%)179 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013204 (1.2%)325 (1.4%)
2000 to 20091,034 (5.9%)1,802 (7.8%)
1980 to 19993,395 (19.5%)5,343 (23.1%)
1960 to 19796,295 (36.1%)7,961 (34.4%)
1940 to 19595,506 (5,506.0%)6,153 (6,153.0%)
1939 or Earlier904 (5.2%)1,406 (6.1%)
Roswell Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 RoswellChaves County
1 Room335 (1.9%)354 (1.5%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,215 (75.9%)17,214 (74.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms6,052 (34.7%)8,142 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,046 (40.4%)9,126 (39.4%)
8 or More Rooms2,640 (15.2%)3,875 (16.7%)
Roswell Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 RoswellChaves County
No Bedroom411 (2.4%)448 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom1,250 (7.2%)1,560 (6.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms13,215 (75.9%)17,214 (74.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,546 (14.6%)3,947 (17.0%)
Roswell Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 RoswellChaves County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities17,290 (99.2%)22,975 (99.2%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities17,308 (99.3%)22,981 (99.2%)