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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Building Code Updates

Plans drawn for a building on paper with a ruler and a pen on opposite sides.

In May 2023, the state adopted the 2021 New Mexico Building Codes which will be in effect for building permits issued after March 31, 2024.


Residential and Commercial construction in Las Cruces currently apply the 2015 New Mexico Building Codes and have found that those standards have contributed to building safe and sustainable structures. The 2021 New Mexico Building Codes will further enhance those best practices. 


The 2021 New Mexico Building Codes will be on the Nov 20, 2023 City Council agenda for consideration and adoption.

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