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Our Mission

To ensure qualified professional provide quality care and services to all people from New Mexico.

Our Vision

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 a fair and prompt administrative process to help spur economic development.

What We Do

We certify and regulate more than 450,000 individuals and businesses across New Mexico that fall into the following seven 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 29 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

The Cannabis Control Division strives to ensure consumer protection, promote responsible storage, and encourage safer consumption through the licensing and regulation of cannabis producers, producer microbusinesses, manufacturers, retailers, couriers, cannabis consumption areas, testing laboratories, and research laboratories operating in the medical and adult-use markets.

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.

Securities Division

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.

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