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). NOTE: $10 fee not imposed at this time. -3/15/2024

2023 Revision

Pursuant to the revised statute, effective June 15, 2023, only one section was revised, 60-6A-37 Alcoholic beverage delivery permit, A. and E.(6) modified, the division has provided the revised statute book by email to current licensees.

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 7:00 a.m. until midnight.
On-Premises Licensees, the hours of service are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
For Restaurant License Holders, hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. 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 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. 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, 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 New Mexico.

Beginning May 1, 2023, providers will need to use the new vendor IDEMIA, which serves 600+ government, state, and federal organizations and 2,300+ enterprise customers across the globe.
During the inaugural week of the IDEMIA solution, 11 sites dispersed geographically throughout New Mexico will be available with more than 2,600 appointment slots open. Additional fingerprinting sites and appointment slots will open each subsequent week until 50 sites are available by June 30, 2023.

CLICK HERE for Fingerprint Procedures



New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Phone: 505-827-9181

April 28, 2023: Last day for fingerprint sites to capture fingerprints was April 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. 

DPS – Authorization for Release of Information

How to obtain and challenge your FBI identification record
Noncriminal justice applicant's privacy rights


CHANGE OF RESIDENT AGENT: Required for corporations, LLCs, 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 nonprofit 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, nonresident 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.

NONRESIDENT: 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.

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