Types of Liquor Licenses available:
New Mexico is a quota state and has a limited number of Dispenser type Licenses. Some examples of businesses that need a Dispenser License are: Bars, full service Restaurants that intend to serve beer, wine and spirits and/or have a bar, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Wine Bars, Gift Shops, Nightclubs, Package Liquor Stores, Non-Resident, Common Carrier.
Licenses of this type are bought and sold, transferred to new locations or leased, with the prior approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Division. You must obtain information on licenses available for sale or lease on your own or contact a Liquor License Attorney or a Broker. AGD does not provide this type of information. We do have a list of recently sold licenses, last updated 4/3/2017 click here
LEASE APPLICATION PACKET
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP/LOCATION APPLICATION PACKET
SMALL BREWER, WINEGROWER, CRAFT DISTILLER, Bottler, WHOLESALER, MANUFACTURER, GOVERNMENTAL, Public Service, and Clubs
RESTAURANT (Beer and Wine):
Restaurants that want a Beer and Wine License must be a full service Restaurant with staff to serve both food and beer/wine.
Appoint a Personal Representative for Liquor License:
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATION PACKET
Change /Transfer of Stock:
CHANGE /TRANSFER OF STOCK APPLICATION PACKET
Change of Structure:
CHANGE OF STRUCTURE APPLICATION PACKET
Change of Resident Agent:
CHANGE OF RESIDENT AGENT APPLICATION PACKET
An existing Officer or Authorized Agent must appoint a new person and that Officer/Agent will sign the top portion of the Designation of Resident Agent Application and have the signature notarized. The person Accepting the Appointment will sign and have that notarized on the bottom portion of the form and must be at least 21 years of age, have their fingerprints submitted, obtain and/or maintain an Alcohol Server Certification Permit and must be a Resident of the state of New Mexico.
1. Page 5 - Designation of Resident Agent form, completed and notarized in both places
2. $50.00 Fee; no fee imposed for non-profit clubs
3. Page 6 - Personal Data Affidavit for the new appointee
Change in Officers:
ALL HOLDERS OF A LIQUOR LICENSE who have had a CHANGE OF OFFICERS, such as removal/replacement of management/directors or if stock has changed between existing members that is 10% or more, must complete an Application. (Change of Officers for non-profit Clubs, see Club License section.) Instructions are as follows: APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF OFFICERS
1. Change of Officers Application, Fee $200: Must contain current Officer/Director information. Make sure the application is completed and signed before a notary public and that the Limited Liability Company /Corporation /Partnership page has been included.
2. Submit copy of the Corporate Report that was submitted to SOSCBS, records must match. Officers and Directors listed on the COA should match the names of the current Officers and Directors on any inquiry done on-line at this web address: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/ or contact them at (505) 827-4511 or 800-477-3632 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Corporation must be in Good Standing with the Office of the Secretary of State Business Services Division (SOSCBS).
3. MINUTES: You must submit a signed copy of the Minutes, verifying the election of the new Officers/Directors when you submit your Application for Change of Officers.
4. Resident Agent Fee $50: only if the current Resident Agent is replaced, a Designated Resident Agent application must be submitted. An Officer of the Corporation should appoint the resident agent and sign/notarize the top portion. The newly appointed Resident Agent accepts the appointment and must sign/date in front of a notary on the bottom portion.
5. Fingerprints: are required for each Officer/Director/Resident Agent listed, only if they have never submitted fingerprints to this agency before, they’ll need to register with Cogent online at www.cogentid.com If fingerprints cannot be done by Livescan with Cogent, please contact AGD at (505) 476-4875 or consult AGD website for instructions. Note that persons who have been convicted of a felony or of two misdemeanor violations of the Liquor Control Act in any calendar year may not hold a liquor license or any interest in a liquor license in the State of New Mexico unless the person is restored to the privilege of holding a license by governor. CLICK FOR FINGERPRINT PACKET
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office at (505) 476-4875.
Liquor Licenses: Rules and Laws
NMAC |AGD Rules and Regulations Printable Booklet, click here.
The New Mexico Administrative Code in it's entirety, is accessible at the New Mexico Commission of Public Records website. Click on the following Link: http://220.127.116.11/nmac/_title15/title15.htm
NM State Statutes (NMSA), Printable Booklet click here.
New Mexico State Statutes that pertain to The Alcohol and Gaming Division, Chapter 60 | Business Licensing, are listed in the printable booklet listed above. To review the full listing of NMSA Statutes, they are available at: http://www.nmonesource.com/nmnxtadmin/NMPublic.aspx