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City to Begin Enforcing Newly-Adopted Building Codes 2017

The City of Las Cruces has adopted and will begin enforcing the 2015 International Building Code/International Residential Code (IBC/IRC) 2015 New Mexico Commercial Building Code (NMCBC)/New Mexico Residential Building Code (NMRBC) for construction in Las Cruces, effective July 1, 2017. Until then, permits may be issued under either the previously-adopted codes, or the newly adopted codes.

After July 1, 2017, permits will be issued only under the following codes:

2015 IBC (NMCBC)

2015 IRC (NMRBC)

2015 International/NM Existing Building Code

2009 International/NM Energy Conservation Code

2015 International Fire Code

2012 Uniform/NM Plumbing Code

2012 Uniform/NM Mechanical Code

2012 Uniform/NM Solar Energy Code

2012 Uniform/NM Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Code

2014 National/NM Electric Code

For a complete listing of adopted and enforced codes, review City Ordinance 2803 or Chapter 30 of the Las Cruces Municipal Code, as amended at, as well as the State of New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) at

For more information, contact Tommy Garcia or Robert Kyle at 575-528-3059 or /