Any one engaged in construction-related contracting in New Mexico must be licensed. This includes general construction work, electrical, mechanical and plumbing and LP gas. The activities that are considered to be contracting in New Mexico are defined in the Construction Industries Licensing Act, NMSA 1978,
Licensing and examination services are provided by PSI. Applicants must pass with a minimum score of 75 percent.
**PERMIT INFORMATION NOTICE
Starting September 1, 2018 ALL PERMITS, PLAN REVIEW, PRT ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL MHD. ALL SUBMITTALS WILL HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH PAYMENT.
Contracting without a license in New Mexico is against the law. If a contractor is working without a license, the Division may stop the construction project and file a criminal charge of unlicensed contracting in Metropolitan or Magistrate Court. Violators will be eligible for licensure 1 year from date of conviction.