Q. How do I find out information on the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department? The best, most efficient method is to access their website at:

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/cid/

Q. Where do I find information on construction permits for Texas?

The best, most efficient method is to access their website at: http://www.state.tx.us/category.jsp?language=eng&categoryId=9.5

Q. How do I know if I need my electrical plans stamped by a licensed P.E.?

Per the New Mexico State Electrical Code, if your project consists of a single-phase service greater than 100kVA or a three-phase service greater than 225kVA, it must be stamped by an electrical engineer registered in accordance with the New Mexico Engineering and Surveying Practice Act. See Article 14.5.2.10 K. To see the current version of the New Mexico State Electrical Code, click “here.”

Q. What all must be included in a complete set of stamped drawings?

Electrical riser, conductor size, grounding conductor size, method of grounding (available electrodes, etc.), load calculations, available fault calculations, size and location of disconnects, panel schedules, wiring methods, site and floor plan.