Alcohol Server Permits
Everyone who sells or serves alcohol in the state of New Mexico is required to obtain a permit by taking a New Mexico approved Alcohol Server Education class. This includes all bartenders, alcohol license owners, convenience or grocery store clerks, and resident agent for license and waiters. The Division issues and renews approximately 16,000 permits annually. The permits are valid for three years from the date of the class and must be renewed PRIOR to expiration. Also, temporary server permits are valid for 120 days only, if you have not received your permit in the mail by then you must contact this agency immediately at 505-476-4875.
Please be aware of unauthorized providers for the alcohol server training, only those listed on our website are approved for the State of New Mexico. For the provider listing click here.
New Mexico takes all violations of the Liquor Control Act seriously. A second violation for a sale to a minor is a fourth degree felony that may result in jail time of up to 18 months and a $5,000 fine. Additionally, servers may face administrative penalties for sales to minors or to an intoxicated person up to and including permanent revocation of the permit.
Duplicate Server Permit:
Complete a Duplicate Request Form, click Duplicate Request Form, 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: To verify your Certification and expiration date, please Search Database: click here and pick Liquor Control for Profession.
CLASSES: Check Course Schedule for dates, times and tuition fees. complete the Alcohol Server and submit it with the above listed items. Click here.
SERVER PERMIT information, please contact:Kyla Larsen | (505) 476-4542 | Kyla.Larsen@state.nm.us
HOLD/SUSPENSION OF LICENSE: Server Permit will be placed on Hold or Suspension for pending Citation fees, non-compliance or failure to meet child support obligations.
To clear hold and/or pay outstanding fine/fee, Contact the following AGD Staff:
Alicia Duran, Citation Manager | (505) 476-4555 | Alicia.email@example.com
Marlene Romero | (505) 476-4556 | Marlene.Romero1@state.nm.us