Office of the Superintendent: Overview
To ensure New Mexicans receive quality care and services from qualified professionals.
Who We Are
When visiting a dentist for a cleaning, sitting in the barber’s chair for a trim or trying to read the alphabet chart for an eye exam, you may take for granted the qualifications of professionals providing these services, but the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department (RLD) doesn’t.
RLD is in the business of ensuring that New Mexicans receive quality care and services from qualified individuals and businesses in 35 different industries, professions and trades. We touch everyday activities of every New Mexican, while ensuring fair and prompt administrative process to help spur economic development.
What We Do
We certify and regulate over 210,000 individuals and businesses across New Mexico that fall into the following five divisions:
Alcohol and Gaming Division issues, transfers and revokes liquor licenses as per the provisions set forth in the Liquor Control Act. It also administers the Alcohol Server Training Program.
Boards and Commissions Division oversees more than 30 different professions and trades, from accounting to funeral services.
Construction Industries Division licenses contractors and certifies journeymen in the building trades; issues permits for residential and commercial construction; and conducts field inspections of building, electrical, mechanical and LP Gas construction to confirm that the work meets state standards. It also oversees manufacturers, dealers, brokers, salespersons, installers and repairmen of manufactured housing units.
Financial Institutions Division regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loans, credit unions, trust companies, collection agencies, endowed care cemeteries, small loan and motor vehicle finance companies, mortgage lenders and loan brokers.
Securities Division licenses broker-dealers, financial advisers and other investment professionals; registers certain securities offered in New Mexico; and investigates financial fraud.