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New Mexico Building Codes

The New Mexico Building Code can be found in the New Mexico Administrative Code under Title 14 - Housing and Construction.

The links (to current codes) below will take you to the official site of the New Mexico Administrative Code.

New Mexico Building Codes (NMAC Title 14)
New Mexico Electrical Codes, current version
New Mexico Electrical Codes, 1999 version valid proir to July 30, 2002
New Mexico Fire Codes
New Mexico Mechnical Codes

The following link will give you access to all of the New Mexico Administrative Codes.

New Mexico Administrative Code (this link will open in a new window)

These documents are available for viewing and printing. The format may differ from the original version. There may have been errors made in converting the documents. DeLapp & Associates, Inc. will not be responsible for any errors or damages that occur from using these documents. If it is important to you to have an exact and current copy of a document, then obtain the document directly from the government agency.

New Mexico Outdoor Lighting Ordinances

New Mexico Night Sky Protection Act
City of Albuquerque Area Lighting Regulations
Bernalillo County (East Mountain Area)
Bernalillo County (North Albuquerque Acres and Sandia Heights)
Doa Ana County
Las Cruces Outdoor Lighting Control Ordinance
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque dark skies portion of zoning code. (retrieved 9/15/07)
City of Santa Fe Outdoor Lighting Ordinance
Santa Fe County Zoning Regulations
Taos County Ordinance No. 2006-09, Night Sky Ordinance
Town of Taos Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Effective February 2007
Town of Taos Outdoor Lighting Ordinance (old version)

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Proposed changes to the Outdoor Lighting Regulations

Proposed Revised City of Abq Night Sky Ordinance (117 kB pdf)
Staff Report (622 kB pdf)

Arizona Outdoor Lighting Ordinances

See the Arizona IESNA section web site http://www.iesarizona.org

Codes and Standards

The following links will take you to the web site of the organization that publishes the document. There you can obtain ordering information. In some cases you may be able to order the document online.
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Illuminating Engineering Society Standards - IESNA
Life Safety Code -
National Electrical Code -
National Electrical Safety Code -
National Fire Alarm Code -
Occupational Safety and Health Act -
U.S. Government Printing Office

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