In Protest or Support of a Liquor License Application:
We welcome Public Comments, either positive or negative, regarding liquor license applications. If you feel the approval of a specific liquor license would endanger or adversely affect your community, please provide all issues of concern. If you are in support of issuing the liquor license, please document that.
We value your opinion and submission of your Comments must be timely, as AGD has a 30 day timeframe to hold a Public Hearing for each application with the public notified of the date, time and applicant information by legal advertisement in the local newspaper. The public is also provided another opportunity to be heard at the public hearing held at the Local Option District and that hearing is also published in the local newspaper of the date and time.
No Fee to file Public Comments. Simply, click on PUBLIC COMMENT FORM, fill out the document and then submit it to AGD by email, fax or mail.
To File a Complaint:
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.
The Regulation and Licensing Department Alcohol & Gaming Division takes seriously every complaint alleging potential violations of liquor laws and works closely with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety, to enforce the provisions of the Liquor Control Act. Violations of the Act by liquor license holders can result in fines and/or suspension of the license. Three violations within a 12-month period can result in revocation of a liquor license.
We welcome public comments, either positive or negative, regarding liquor license holders and their employees. Protecting the people of New Mexico from the often tragic effects of underage drinking, DWI and alcohol abuse requires the active support of all our citizens. Please help us by reporting when you observe a licensed liquor establishment or its employees violating state law or failing in their obligations to the community.
In filing a complaint, it is important that you provide us with as much information as possible, so that SIU investigators will be able to pursue your complaint.
The Division will only disclose the identities and contact information received with a Complaint to the Department of Public Safety’s law enforcement personnel. Otherwise, the identity and contact information of a person filing a Complaint is confidential, and is not subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 14-2-1(A)(4).
No Fee to file a Complaint. Simply, click on COMPLAINT FORM, fill out the document and then submit it to AGD by mail, by fax to: (505) 476-4595 or send the document by Email to:
Citation Manager | (505) 476-4555 | SEND EMAIL TO: Alicia.Duran@state.nm.us
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department responds to all media inquiries in a timely and accurate manner. To help facilitate a timely response and sometimes meet tight deadlines of news reporters, all media inquiries should be sent to the Public Information Officer.