To ensure qualified professional provide quality care and services to all people from New Mexico.
Unleashing the vitality of New Mexico through responsible and innovative regulation and public protection.
Our Guiding Values
Service, Integrity, Dedication
Who We Are
When visiting a dentist for a cleaning, sitting in the barber’s chair for a trim or trying to read the alphabet chart for an eye exam, you may take for granted the qualifications of professionals providing these services, but the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department (NMRLD) doesn’t.
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department is in the business of ensuring that New Mexicans receive quality care and services from qualified individuals and businesses in different industries, professions and trades. We touch everyday activities of every New Mexican, while ensuring fair and prompt administrative process to help spur economic development.
What We Do
We certify and regulate over 500,000 individuals and businesses across New Mexico that fall into the following six divisions:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division
Focuses to protect the health, safety and welfare of all New Mexicans and visitors to the state, by responsibly regulating the sale, service and public consumption of alcohol.
Boards and Commissions Division
Has oversight of over 35 different professions and specialized trades. Each board and commission operates under its own set of rules and its own professional licensing requirements, which are established by law. The Governor of New Mexico appoints members to the various boards and commissions and those members work closely with the RLD Superintendent to protect consumer rights while promote good business practices, that lead to continued economic growth.
Cannabis Control Division
Will administer the Cannabis Regulation Act and the licensing and regulatory provisions of the Medical Cannabis Program that was created by the Lynn and Erin Compassion Use Act (LECUA). The Cannabis Regulation Act created a comprehensive licensing, taxing and enforcement regulatory structure for adult use cannabis in the state.
Construction Industries Division
Collaborates with the general public, trade organizations, municipalities, local code officials, contractors, subcontractors, architects, design professionals, LP Gas distributers and homeowners to assist economic growth in New Mexico and protect life and property safety of all citizens homes by licensing persons performing construction of all buildings.
Manufactured Housing Division
Aspires to ensure that licensees receive top-tier services, delivered in a professional manner. MHD strives to maximize efficient timeliness of services for inspections, and ensures that federal and state laws are enforced for manufactured homes.
Financial Institutions Division
Regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loans, credit unions, trust companies, collection agencies, endowed care cemeteries, small loan and motor vehicle finance companies, mortgage lenders and loan brokers. Works to protect public interest and preserve public trust by regulating the business of state-chartered credit unions, savings and loans associations and the financial activities of life care institutions under its supervision.
Works to preserve and strengthen a free and competitive securities market for New Mexico, increase investor confidence, and thereby encourage the formation of capital, to promote integrity, fairness, and full disclosure in financial services.