Building and Construction

Important News!  The City of Gallup has recently adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), which become effective April 15, 2017.

Permit Requirements


The following types of projects are examples of areas that require permits:
  • New Construction – Residential or Commercial
  • Remodeling Work – Residential or Commercial
  • Additions to a Structure – Residential or Commercial
  • Alterations or Repairs to a Structure – Residential or Commercial
  • Fences Greater than Four (4) Feet in Height
  • New Sidewalks and Access Cuts
  • Demolition Work
  • Excavation Work
  • Asphalt / Overlay
  • Roof Overlay, Re-Roof and or Structural Roof Renovations

Building Permit Forms


Obtaining a building permit requires coming into the Planning and Zoning office in City Hall. However, it may be helpful to view our forms online to see what information will be requested concerning your particular project. You can download the building permit applications:

View City of Gallup Land Development Standards

Standard Drawings - Series 2400, July 2016


For More Information:
The Planning and Zoning Department requires that setbacks from property lines be met. If you have any questions or need to find the specific setbacks for your zoning area, please call us at (505) 863-1254.