Alcohol Server Permits
NOTICE: Alcohol Server Education Advisory Committee Meeting to be held Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, Hearing Room # 2, 2nd Floor. The meeting is open to the Public pursuant to NM’s Open Meetings Act. To view the agenda click here.
EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2013 THIS AGENCY WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THE ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT DUPLICATE REQUEST FORM THROUGH THE MAIL WITHOUT THE $10.00 MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK AND A COPY OF YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID (DRIVER'S LICENSE, IDENTIFICATION CARD OR PASSPORT). Please see the course schedule for dates, times and tuition fees. To obtain a duplicate permit, please complete the Alcohol Server Duplicate Request Form and submit it with the fee of $10 – cashier’s check or money order only.
Also a person who takes and passes a New Mexico approved server training course on or after June 14, 2013 will be eligible to receive a New Mexico server permit that is valid for 3 years, as opposed to 5 years.
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 five years from the date of the class and must be renewed PRIOR to expiration. Also, temporary server permits are valid for 90 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 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.
For information regarding citations please contact:
Alicia Duran, Citation Manager
For information regarding server permits please contact: