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Permits, Certificates, and License

The New Mexico Environment Department is wholly or in part responsible for the issuance of permits, certificates, or licenses concerned with health, safety and environmental issues.


The procedure necessary to process a permit follows these steps :

  1. Requester applies
  2. Application evaluated for completeness
  3. Filing fees collected
  4. Develop plan for evaluation of application
  5. Determine need for public notice
  6. Determine need for public hearing
  7. Accept public input
  8. Conduct evaluation to include testing and inspections
  9. Disapprove or approve with stated conditions
  10. Exercise signature authority
  11. Inform requester
  12. Process appeal of denial
  13. Forward for compliance monitoring

Listed below are the bureaus and programs that issue permits, certificates and licenses.