The Building and Safety Division is governed by the Planning Department of City of Albuquerque in New Mexico. The division administers the building permit process for residential and commercial construction in the city. This process helps to ensure the protection of life and property. The Building and Safety Division reviews the construction documents in compliance with applicable building codes and standards. The division issues building permits that allow beginning construction. It also conducts field inspections to monitor compliance. The inspection process culminates with the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. The Building and Safety Division maintain mechanical, plumbing, boiler, elevator and electrical inspection sections.