Alcohol & Gaming: Overviews
Alcohol and Gaming Division issues, transfers and revokes liquor licenses as specified in the Liquor Control Act. It administers the Alcohol Server Training Program, educating licensees and servers to prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated persons. To find out the status of a pending application, please contact our office at (505) 476-4875. Please remember to make a copy of all forms and applications for your records before submitting them to this Division.
The Division also issues Special Dispenser Permits, sometimes called “picnic licenses” for special events, and restaurant licenses, commonly known as “Beer and Wine Licenses.” The Division approves the issuance of new licenses and the sale and transfer of all existing liquor licenses both for change in ownership or location, and publishes a list of the most recent liquor license sales prices.
The Division takes seriously every complaint alleging potential violations of liquor laws and works closely with the Special Investigations Division of the Department of Public Safety in investigating and prosecuting such violations. It’s the primary responsibility of this Division to protect the health, safety and welfare of all New Mexicans and those visiting our State, while regulating sale, service and public consumption of alcohol.
For those who want to request to inspect public records pursuant to NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, this Division charges $0.25 per page for hard copies and electronic copies of our documents. Please note that failure to send payment will mean that all of your future request for copies pursuant to IPRA will requires payment in advance of receiving copies in accordance with NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, Section 9(c)(5). For the Public Records Request Form please 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, click here
RENEWALS: The Division will mail out applications for renewal the month prior to deadline. Applications are due according to the following schedule:
|Dispenser and Retailer Licenses
||on or before APRIL 1st |
|Wholesaler, Manufacturers, Restaurant and Club Licenses
||on or before AUGUST 1st|
|All other license types:
Bottlers, Government, Craft Distiller, Small Brewer, Winegrower
|on or before DECEMBER 1st |
If the following deadlines for submitting renewal applications for the 2016 -2017 renewal cycle has passed and you are just realizing that you did not submit your renewal application by the deadlines, you will be subject to late fees in the amount of $350 plus an additional $10 per day. You should file your renewal application with our division as soon as possible to minimize the late fees. You must also cease the sale of alcohol immediately until you receive a renewed license.
To see the 2015 Liquor License Renewal Late Fee Schedule click here.
Licensees with outstanding citations, owing fees or non-compliant with child support obligations must contact our office to address the Hold prior to renewal of license.
Licensees owing taxes need to contact the Taxation and Revenue Department at (505)841-6233 to clear the hold issued by that agency prior to renewal of license.
Duplicate Server Permit:
Complete a Duplicate Request Form, found in Forms & Applications, accepted by mail or walk-in to AGD, with a copy of your Driver's License, Current/Valid Mailing Address, and a $10.00 Cashier’s Check or Money Order, as we no longer accept cash payments.
RENEW OF ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT: A server will need to re-take an approved Alcohol Server Education class. Please Note: only those listed on our website are approved by the State of New Mexico and acceptable by AGD. View the list of classes and Providers here.
Server Permits are valid for 3 years. Temporary Server Permits are valid for 150 days from the date of issuance.
SERVERS: If you need to verify that your Certification is still valid, Search Database, click here and pick Liquor Control for Profession.
Contact AGD Staff |
Mailing Address| PO Box 25101 Santa Fe, NM 87504-5101
Debra Lopez | Debra.Lopez@state.nm.us
Daniel Rubin | (505) 476-4547 | Daniel.Rubin@state.nm.us
Citations / Child Support Holds / Tasting Permits | Alicia Duran, Citation Manager | (505) 476-4555
Executive Secretary - Citations/Common Carrier / Child Support| Marlene Romero | (505) 476-4556
Administrative Law Judges / Hearing Officers: Applications/ Liquor License Processing / Club Licensing /Change of Structure:
Rose Garcia | (505) 476-4552 | RoseL.Garcia@state.nm.us
Beverly Kennedy | (505) 476-4548 | Beverly.Kennedy@state.nm.us
Charmaine Koroneos-Martinez | (505) 476-4804 | Charmaine.Koroneosemail@example.com
Server Permits| Kyla Larsen (505) 476-4542 | Kyla.Larsen@state.nm.us
Non-Residents Applicants/ IPRA | Dawn Webster | (505) 476-4543 | Dawn.Webster@state.nm.us
Irma Kelly | (505) 476-4875 | Irma.Kelly@state.nm.us
Public Celebration & Special Dispenser Permits / Voluntary Suspension / Interstate Wine Tasting
Bernadette Ortega | (505) 476-4544 | Bernadette.Ortega@state.nm.us
Direct Shipper Permits | Patricia Landin | (505) 476-4571 | Patricia.Landin@state.nm.us
Note: All Gaming is now handled by the State Gaming Control Board. Contact them at http://www.nmgcb.org