Applications, Forms, Laws, Rules and Required Posters

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Applications, Forms, Laws, Rules, and Posters

for NM RLD Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

Before submitting your Application Packet, make a complete copy for your records.
ALCOHOL SERVER PERMITS: Duplicate Request Form

MUST BE MAILED WITH $10.00 Money Order or Cashier’s Check and A COPY OF YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION (Driver’s License, ID Card or Passport).

2021 Revisions, New Applications:

Pursuant to the new Statutes, effective July 1, 2021, the Division has provided applications to Licensees wanting to avail themselves of the new options for their liquor licensing.

Existing Restaurant Licensees that have held their license for at least 12 months are eligible to add the +NM Produced Spirits Permit to their license.  In addition to beer and wine it allows for the sale and service of New Mexico spirits produced by or for a New Mexico Craft Distiller.

Existing Restaurant Licensees are eligible to convert their A type license for beer and wine to a B type license allowing the sale and service of beer, wine and any spirit.

Inter-Local Licensees or Dispenser-Type Lessees, with a valid Food Permit are eligible for converting to a Restaurant B License, allowing for the sale and service of beer, wine and any spirit.

Qualified Liquor License Holders can now apply for an Alcohol Delivery Permit.

Instructions located within the Application packet, click on the link(s) listed below.  Please read thoroughly and submit the completed Application with the required documents outlined in the instruction page along with the application fee.

For assistance or questions, contact a Hearing Officer by Email:


Effective July 1, 2021, restrictions lifted for Christmas Day and Sunday Sales.

Package Sales, the hours of service are 7:00am until Midnight.
On-Premises Licensees, the hours of service are 7:00am to 2:00am.
For Restaurant License Holders, hours are from 7:00am until 11:00pm or when food service stops, whichever is earlier.
This will apply to the entire state, except for Local Option Districts in McKinley County which are allowed to enact ordinances restricting sales between 7am and 10am for package sales.


Effective July 1, 2021, Sunday Sales fees will no longer be imposed and a Sunday Sales stamp on the liquor license will no longer be required.  The hours of sales and/or service will be the same as establishment hours for all other days of the week.


Click Here to check your Local Option Districts Sunday Sales ELECTIONS for New Mexico.


Click Here to check your Local Option Districts Liquor License QUOTAS for New Mexico.

Tobacco Products Act

Liquor Control Act

Alcohol Servers

Application Forms


All Liquor License Applicants, License Holders, Managers, all Principal Officers, Directors, Shareholders, Partners and Members, and any of the following that own or control 10% or more in the Business /Partnership /Company: Stockholders, Partners, Owners, Members, MUST OBTAIN FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE prior to obtaining a Liquor License in the State of New Mexico.


CHANGE OF RESIDENT AGENT: Required for Corporations, LLC’s, and Companies.  The Division must be notified within 10 days of replacing former Agent. Must be over 21 and reside in the State of New Mexico.


Issued to a registered Non-Profit Group, with sales limited to Members only and bonafide guests.

Special Events

A Permit is needed when a current Liquor Licensee will be serving alcoholic beverages from any place other than the approved and designated liquor licensed premise.  Only issued to Liquor License Holders, as follows:

INTERSTATE WINE TASTING/COMPETITION: Issued to out-of-state Winemaker or Winery for the duration of the wine tasting or competition.

PUBLIC /PRIVATE CELEBRATION EVENTS: Only issued to Craft Distillers, Small Brewers and Winegrowers.

SPECIAL DISPENSER PERMITS: (Picnic License) Issued to Dispenser-Type License Holders only and they can only be used within their Local Option District. Used for functions such as wedding receptions, gallery openings, or community fiestas that are taking place off of a liquor licensed premises.

TASTING EVENTS:  Issued to Dispensers, Retailers, Craft Distiller, Small Brewer, Winegrowers, Non-Resident Manufacturers or Wholesalers. Only authorizes the sampling of alcoholic beverages, sales are prohibited.

Out of State

COMMON CARRIER: Every Common Carrier transporting alcoholic beverages into and for delivery within the State of New Mexico, must register. One License is issued to Trucking Company and their driver/employee just needs to carry a copy of the License.

DIRECT WINE SHIPPER: Issued to a current NM Winegrower Licensee or licensed in another State to ship not more than two nine-liter cases of wine monthly to a NM Resident, for personal consumption and not for resale.

NON-RESIDENT: Must be licensed to sell directly or indirectly, or offer for sale for shipment into the State of New Mexico or ship into the State, any alcoholic beverages.

Miscellaneous Forms

Public Comment Forms

COMPLAINTS:  When a violation is observed or you are aware of a situation that may endanger someone, it will be documented and investigated.  If found to be in violation, an administrative citation and/or criminal citation will be issued.

PUBLIC COMMENTS/PROTEST:  The Division welcomes your input.  If you feel the approval of a specific liquor license would endanger or adversely affect your community, please provide all issues of concern.  You may also provide comment if you are in support of issuing the liquor license.


As required by NMAC, all Licensees dispensing alcohol by package or by drink must conspicuously post the following Three (3) Posters:

1. Minors Not Permitted
2. Pregnancy Warning
AND, Choose ONE of the following Firearm Posters, as appropriate:
3a. No Firearms Allowed Poster

To be posted in any restaurant that has elected to prohibit firearms of any kind, whether open or concealed, on its licensed premises by conspicuously posting this sign, and in all other licensed premise that are licensed to sell beer, wine, or spirits for on-premise consumption.

3b. No Firearms Allowed EXCEPT Concealed Carry Poster

To be posted on all licensed premises that do not sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premise, or restaurant that has not elected to prohibit firearms of any kind whether open or concealed, on its premise by conspicuously posting the sign on its premises.

3c. No Firearms Allowed by Election of Landowner Poster

To be posted on all licensed premises that do not sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises but choose to prohibit all firearms at the election of the landowner.

Please note that only addressed criminal liability. This rule does not address the rights of any licensee to prohibit firearms under civil law.

High Cost of DWI ***NO LONGER REQUIRED, as of 9/28/2021

NOTE: If interested, High Cost of DWI Colored Poster can be obtained from

For 2nd page, it’s a separate Poster “Penalties Under 21 Alcohol Offenses” Poster. Use “Search” and add to your  cart with Poster listed above, no charge for either.

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