Planning & Development Services

Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors

Bernalillo County plumbing and mechanical inspectors are Dawn Raia (senior inspector III ) (505) 991-0370, Carl Milhollin (505) 991-0361 and Philip Sweat (505) 991-0375. The inspectors use the 2015 IAPMO Uniform Plumbing Code and 2015 IAPMO Uniform Mechanical Code to regulate commercial and residential new construction, remodel additions and code enforcement.

Bernalillo County’s plumbing/mechanical team strives to provide professional quality, courtesy and a positive inspection division. Our goals are to follow these tips for effective communications: Action instead of delay, facts instead of arguments, attention instead of neglect, patience instead of irritation, enthusiasm instead of apathy, consideration instead of insensitivity, understanding instead of a closed mind and courteous words instead of sharp replies.


To file a code enforcement complaint for plumbing or mechanical matters, please click here for the Accela Citizen Access Portal.

Common plumbing/mechanical complaints include: 

For Homeowners

It is unlawful for any person to perform any installation, alteration or any plumbing without first obtaining a plumbing permit.  Homeowners may take a homeowner test to do his/her own sanitary drain systems and domestic water service or distribution.

Homeowners may not perform any HVAC, radiant heat or natural gas work.  A New Mexico licensed contractor must perform this work. 

For information on exactly what plumbing and electrical work homeowners are allowed to do on their homes or how they can take a test and obtain a permit for performing certain work, click here for the Homeowners Section. 

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