Building Departments in Lincoln County, New Mexico

There are 2 Building Departments in Lincoln County, New Mexico, serving a population of 19,497 people in an area of 4,830 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 9,748 people, and 1 Building Department per 2,414 square miles.

In New Mexico, Lincoln County is ranked 2nd of 33 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 10th of 33 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lincoln County Building Departments

Find Lincoln County, New Mexico building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Department 115 Kansas City Road Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso Zoning 313 Cree Meadows Drive Ruidoso, NM

About the Lincoln County Building Department

Building Departments in Lincoln County, NM are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Lincoln County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Lincoln County, New Mexico building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Lincoln County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Lincoln County, NM zoning laws and requirements

Lincoln County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lincoln County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Lincoln County Residential Housing Units
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
Total Housing Units18,078932,818
Occupied Housing Units7,815 (43.2%)775,651 (83.2%)
Lincoln County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
Single-Family Detached Homes5,022 (64.3%)508,113 (65.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes65 (0.8%)28,261 (3.6%)
2 Apartments93 (1.2%)13,348 (1.7%)
3 or 4 Apartments171 (2.2%)29,204 (3.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments150 (1.9%)21,305 (2.7%)
10 or More Apartments238 (3.0%)49,542 (6.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,076 (26.6%)125,878 (16.2%)
Lincoln County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
2014 or Later45 (0.6%)10,229 (1.3%)
2010 to 2013220 (2.8%)20,065 (2.6%)
2000 to 20091,730 (22.1%)126,086 (16.3%)
1980 to 19992,687 (34.4%)271,019 (34.9%)
1960 to 19791,991 (25.5%)212,256 (27.4%)
1940 to 1959777 (777.0%)104,391 (104,391.0%)
1939 or Earlier365 (4.7%)31,605 (4.1%)
Lincoln County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
1 Room50 (0.6%)15,862 (2.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,229 (79.7%)556,666 (71.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,505 (44.8%)310,462 (40.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,576 (33.0%)260,375 (33.6%)
8 or More Rooms1,127 (14.4%)117,550 (15.2%)
Lincoln County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
No Bedroom50 (0.6%)17,426 (2.2%)
1 Bedroom511 (6.5%)60,878 (7.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,229 (79.7%)556,666 (71.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,025 (13.1%)140,681 (18.1%)
Lincoln County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lincoln CountyNew Mexico
With Complete Plumbing Facilities7,809 (99.9%)767,826 (99.0%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities7,799 (99.8%)767,840 (99.0%)