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. Remember to make a copy for your records of Application Packet and all supplemental documents submitted.
We also issue 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.
AGD takes seriously every complaint alleging potential violations of liquor laws and works closely with the Special Investigations Unit 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.
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Listing of Liquor Licenses sold, last updated 3/8/2016 click here
All public records requests under the Inspection of Public Records Act should be sent to the IPRA Records Custodian:
LaurieAnn Trujillo, Paralegal
Law Clerk/Chief Records Custodian
Office of Superintendent and General Counsel
PO Box 25101 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-5101
Phone: (505) 476-4503 fax to (505) 476-4511
SEND EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for 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).
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.
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