Due to staffing issues, there may be a delay in processing your application.
*The Permitting Counter lobby is closed.*
Please note Permits and Business Registration are available online at City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal. Online services include:
Application submittal for both permits and businesses
Checking status of your project- permits
For in person visits you will be required to provide your name, and cell phone number. We ask that you wait in your car, you will NOT allowed to wait in the lobby. Staff will call you on the number provided when your name is next on the list. We will only be able to assist one person at a time so wait times may be longer than normal.
Most building projects require application reviews to be completed before a permit is issued. This process helps ensure compliance with various codes, ordinances and standards. Submit permit applications through the City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal.
Prerequisite: You must have a valid address assigned from the City
Visit the City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal
Register for an account (step-by-step instructions are found below in Resources)
Login with a username and password
Click on either the Building or Parking tab at the top, then click on the Create an Application option, accept the General Disclaimer, and continue through the application process by selecting Continue Application until you have finished the application.
Next Steps: Permits are processed within 0 to 3 business days for residential projects and based on the valuation, commercial projects can take between 0 to 8 business days.