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Cultural Resource Use Permits

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Permit Application Form (NM-8151-9)

Any firm not currently permitted may apply for a Cultural Resource Use Permit by submitting the application form NM-8151-9 and required supporting documentation to the New Mexico State Office. Survey Permit applications should not be sent directly to the Field Offices.

Individual Permittee Qualifications

Permit Modification Form (NM-8151-6)A Request for Modification of Cultural Resource Use Permit form is used to add or remove personnel; extend dates for testing or excavation; renew survey permits; change curatorial facilities; or change address or phone numbers; or change the location or area of work. Modifications for survey permits should not be sent directly to the Field Offices.
Cultural Resource Use Permits - application and modification procedures

E-mail a message to and attach application or modification form, and required supporting documentation (vitae, charts, etc) in WORD or PDF format. Charts may be submitted in WORD, EXCEL or PDF format.

Download sample form


Mail one hard copy of the documents above (application/modification form signed), and one copy of the vitae and charts to:

Dave Simons
Bureau of Land Management
New Mexico State Office
301 Dinosaur Trail
Santa Fe NM 87508
PO Box 27115 87508-0115

Questions can be directed to:
(505) 954-2178



NMCRIS Investigation Abstract Form (NIAF) (Word Document)
Instructions for Completion of the NMCRIS NIAF

Rock Art Attachment (NM-8111-2) (Word Document)

Confirmation of Museum Collections Deposition Statement (NM-8142-1) (Word Document)