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Legal Department

Rules and Regulations

All rules and regulations proposed and promulgated by the Office of the State Engineer can be accessed below. For questions regarding rules and regulations contact the State Engineer’s Legal Division at (505) 827-6150.

Active Water Resource Management Rules and Regulations

Dam Safety Rules and Regulations

Hearing Unit Rules and Regulations

New Mexico Commission of Public Records (NMCPR)

Water Rights Rules and Regulations

Weather Modification Licensing Rules and Regulations (Chapter 17)

Well Driller Licensing, Construction, Repair, and Plugging of Wells

New Mexico Compilation Commision
To access water laws under the New Mexico State Statute Chapter 72, click on the link and select Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978. On the right side, scroll down to Chapter 72, Water Law.