Business Registration

All existing businesses will be required to create an online account and submit the business registration renewal online.

New/Renew Business Registration


Any business with a physical location within the City limits must secure a business registration prior to conducting any business activity. A business is any profession, trade, or occupation whether carried on for profit or not. This includes home based businesses (offices, contractors, consultants), churches, and temporary special events. A business registration is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. 

Registering with the State

Before a business registration is issued, all businesses operating in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department and obtain a State Tax Identification Number provided on your Combined Reporting System (CRS) Certificate. Their contact information is:
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department Local Office
2540 S El Paseo
Building 2
Las Cruces, NM 88004-0607
Phone: 575-524-6225

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once you have received your CRS Certificate, please complete the one time online registration to create an account and complete the business registration application.

Types of Business Registrations

  1. Home Occupation Registration
  2. Commercial Business Registration
  3. Special/Temporary Business Registration
  4. Door-to-Door Solicitation Registration

Required for operating a business from your home. Home-based businesses are regulated by Article VI, Section 38-52 of the 2001 Las Cruces Zoning Code, as amended. View the Zoning Code.