What is the School Facility Fee?
A school facility fee must be paid to the Albuquerque Public Schools for any person(s) applying for a building
permit for construction of a new single or multi-family residential building(s) on lots platted within the City of
Albuquerque after October 31, 2006. These fees will help with the construction and maintenance of new and
existing schools within the APS district.
Whom does it affect?
The school facility fee applies to new residential construction for single-family houses, apartments, condominiums,
townhouses, etc. This does not affect permits for non-residential commercial properties (office, retail, etc),
additions, or renovations. For single or multi-family residential lots platted after October 31, 2006, you will have to
pay a school facility fee for each residential unit being constructed. For single or multi-family residential lots
platted on or before October 31, 2006, you will be exempt from the school facility fee. Note: If you are exempt, you
will still have to obtain the School Facility Fee Payment Acknowledgement form (which will reflect your exemption
of payment) for each building permit application.
If I am affected, how do I get my building permit?
In order to receive a building permit for a new single or multi-family residential building, you must present to the
City of Albuquerque Building & Safety Division the original School Facility Fee Payment Acknowledgement from
APS. Only the original form will be accepted by the City before the building permit can be issued. Copies will not
One School Facility Fee Payment Acknowledgement form will be issued for each lot for which APS has received
payment of the School Facility Fee. It is the responsibility of the contractor/home owner to keep this form in a
secure place until submittal with the building permit application. APS and the City of Albuquerque are not
responsible for any lost or misplaced School Facility Fee Payment Acknowledgement forms.
Where do I pay the School Facility Fee?
You can submit your payment to the APS Capital Master Plan Office, which is located at 915 Locust St SE, Suite 9,
Albuquerque, NM 87106. A map to the office can be found at:
What form of payment is accepted? To whom should checks be payable?
APS will only accept a cashier's check, money order, or company check made payable to Albuquerque Public
Why is there an expiration date?
Due to the graduated fee structure, the receipt of payment will expire on the day of the next scheduled increase. If
your receipt has expired prior to collecting your building permit, please contact the APS Capital Master Plan Office
for an updated School Facility Fee Payment Acknowledgement. Note: You will be required to pay the difference
between the new and previous fee rate.
What if I am collecting more than 25 building permits at one time?
If you are collecting 25 or more building permits at one time, APS will provide pre-filled School Facility Fee
Payment Acknowledgement forms. Please allow at least 3 business days to receive your pre-filled School Facility
Fee Payment Acknowledgement forms. Please contact the APS Capital Master Plan Office at 848-8875 for more
information on how to receive your pre-filled forms.
Whom can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact the APS Capital Master Plan Office at 848-8875.