Special Events Permits (Public Celebration, Special Dispenser, Tasting Permit)

Public Celebration Permits:

Contact Marlene Romero  | (505) 476-4556marlene.romero1@state.nm.us

Faxed Applications not accepted and incomplete applications will be returned.

Public Celebration Permits are similar to SDP’s but are only issued to Winegrowers, Small Brewer and Craft Distiller license holders.

FEE:
  • $10.00 per day
Public Celebration Permit Application

Private Celebration Permits:

Private Celebration Permit Application

Special Dispenser Permits:

Contact Marlene Romero | (505) 476-4556 | marlene.romero1@state.nm.us

Faxed Applications not accepted and incomplete applications will be returned.

Special Dispenser Permits (SDP), sometimes called a picnic license are used for functions such as wedding receptions, gallery openings, or community fiestas that are taking place off of a liquor licensed premises. These permits are not issued to private individuals, only the holder of Dispenser type liquor licenses may apply for one.  This permit creates a temporary licensed premise from which the licensee may sell or serve alcoholic beverages by the drink for a special event for a limited number of hours.

FEE:
  • Private Event: $25.00 per day and is only open to people with an invitation that are personally known to the sponsor
  • Public Event: $50.00 per day
Special Dispenser Permit Application

Note: Holders of Restaurant Licenses, Non-Profit Club Licenses (FOP, VFW), Retail Store Licenses and Governmental Licenses are not eligible for this permit.

Tasting Permits:

FEE:
  • $100.00 yearly​
TASTING Permit Application
TASTING EVENT - INFORMATION SHEET

To Apply for an Annual Tasting Permit, you must be the holder of a valid New Mexico Dispenser, Retailer, Resident Manufacturer, Non-Resident Manufacturer, Wholesaler, or Winegrower Master Liquor License.

SERVICE: All tastes must be poured by the permit holder, or an employee, agent or contractor of the licensee, with a valid server certification.  Any such employee, agent or contractor must be directly paid by the licensee holding the tasting permit, not through a third party.

SALE of alcoholic beverages is prohibited while operating Tasting Permit.

Tasting Permits, only authorizes the sampling of alcoholic beverages in accordance with ABC Rules and NM law.  Samples or tastes of alcoholic beverages are defined in 15.10.51.11 D(4) NMAC as follows: “1.5 ounces or less of beer or wine and 0.5 ounces or less of undiluted spirituous liquors.”

Timely Notice by E-mail:  Required to notify ABC via e-mail no less than 48 hours in advance of an event and include the date, time, and location of the tasting event; the products to be sampled, including the name and type of alcoholic beverage; and Server List with the name of server and permit number of those serving at the tasting event.  E-mail notice to ABC shall be to:  Tasting.Event@state.nm.us and ABC will process and then forward to SIU.  Failure to comply may result in a citation.

Contact Beverly Kennedy | (505) 476-4555 | beverly.kennedy@state.nm.us

Note: Holders of Restaurant Licenses, Non-Profit Club Licenses (FOP, VFW), Retail Store Licenses and Governmental Licenses are not eligible for this permit.

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