Village of Ruidoso Building Permits & Regulations
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DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT? Village of Ruidoso building permit regulations and information.
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ProjectYes/NoInformation
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Air Conditioner - Replacement/NewYes
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Asbestos AbatementYesWhen demolishing a structure you are required to test for the presence of asbestos. If asbestos is present, the removal must be performed by a certified asbestos abatement firm, and the material disposed of in a state-regulated manner. REFERENCE CODE FEDERAL
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Attic Alteration or RemodelYes
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Bathroom RemodelYES (most cases)
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Concrete FlatworkNO
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DecksYES (most cases)
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DemolitionYES
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Door - Replacement (with casement, exterior only)YES
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Driveway - Approach at curb/street (curb cut)YES
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Electrical PermitsYESThe 2014 NMEC applies to all electrical wiring as defined in CILA Section 60-13-32. All references in the IBC to the ICC electrical code are deemed references to the NMEC. “No electrical wiring, plumbing or mechanical work as defined and described in the applicable New Mexico construction codes for those trades, may be installed, repaired or maintained in or on such building or structure, unless the applicable permit has first been obtained…”.REFERENCE CODES NEC 2014; NMEC 2014
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FencesYESThe Village of Ruidoso fence ordinance requires a permit to erect, enlarge or replace a fence. The goal is to keep fences from being erected in the public right-of-way, to make sure they are erected properly for safety, and to maintain visibility at streets and intersections. REFERENCE CODE RUIDOSO MUNICIPAL CODE 54-138
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Fireplace YES YES
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Furnace - Wall, Floor, etc.
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Garage - New Construction, AdditionYES
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Garage - RemodelYES
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Heater/FAU - New/replacementYES
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House RemodelYES
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House - New Construction, AdditionYES
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House - DemolishYES
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House - ModularYES
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House - ManufacturedYES
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InsulationNO
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Kitchen - RemodelYES
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Landscaping (for sprinkler system)YES
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Porch/Patio Cover - Accessory BuildingYES
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Plumbing/Mechanical PermitsYESThe 2015 NMPC applies to the installation, alterations, repairs and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system. All references in the IBC and the IRC, to the international plumbing code are deemed references to the NMPC.

The 2015 NMMC applies to the installation, repair and replacement of mechanical systems including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances including ventilating, heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, incinerators and other energy related systems. All references in the IBC and the IRC, to the international mechanical code are deemed references to the NMMC.

For a list of Plumbing and Mechanical permit fees, click here. REFERENCE CODES IAPMO & NMCBC 14.8 & 9
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Retaining WallYes (most cases)
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Reroof - Tear off shingles and new roofingYES
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Reroof - Overlay ShinglesYES
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Sewer TapYESA permit from the streets department is required. Note, all excavation and trenching shall meet OSHA requirements. REFERENCE CODE RUIDOSO MUNICIPAL CODE 86-62
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SidewalksNO
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Siding - StuccoYES (most cases)
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SignsYESSigns in R- or S-zoned districts are restricted to church bulletins or temporary signs. See code section 9-11-2. Signs in C- or M-zoned districts require a permit for review of the structure and line-of-sight restrictions. There may be height restrictions if the sign is erected in the right-of-way. A NM State Highway permit is required for signs encroaching into the right-of-way. REFERENCE CODE RUIDOSO MUNICIPAL CODE 74-62
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Street CutYESA permit is required for a street cut. Contact the Streets department at 575-257-6023 or go to 200 Close Road. REFERENCE CODE RUIDOSO MUNICIPAL CODE 74-62
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Storage Structure - Accessory Building (includes storage buildings, shops, garages, carports, patio covers, gazebos, etc.)YESAny detached residential or commercial accessory structure 120 square feet or less in area, with the minimum required separation, do not require construction permits (though may require a Land Development permit) (Exception: In flood zones). Structures above these limits require construction permits. REFERENCE CODE NMCBC 14.5.2.9; FEMA; RMC 22-33.b.7
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Swimming Pool and/or SpaYES
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Tile - Floors and Counter TopsNO
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Tile - Tub/Shower, Shower Pans & WallYES
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Tub/Shower - Repair/ReplacementYES
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Water Heater - Replacement/New
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Windows - Replacement (not glazing replacement)
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