New Mexico Adobe Building Permit Process

Instruction Format: Online (6 Weeks)
Workload: 5 hours per week


This course covers the process of applying for a permit to build with adobe in New Mexico. We use the New Mexico Earthen Materials Building Code as a guide to correct design and building procedures.


Note: The New Mexico Earthen Building Materials Code is respected around the world. The NM code can be used as a guide to ensure that quality adobe construction practices are followed regardless of your location. The NM code is sometimes also accepted in states or countries which do not have their own earthbuilding code in place. Contact your local building officials to inquire about this process.