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Licenses and Permits

Pet Licensing – Pets residing in the City of Las Cruces must be registered and issued a license. All licenses are issued through the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley. First-time licenses must be done in person at ASCMV and proof of the pet’s current rabies vaccination is required. License renewals may be done through the mail as appropriate.

Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Licensing – Drivers Licenses and licensing for vehicles are obtained through the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles.

Marriage Licenses – Marriage licenses are issued by the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office. Other records obtained through the County Clerk’s Office include divorce records, and birth and death certificates.

Business Registrations – The City of Las Cruces doesn’t issue business licenses, but does require businesses to be registered. Click on any of the these links for more information on fees, applications and other important information. Categories of business registrations include Commercial, Door-to-Door Solicitation, Home Occupation, and Special/Temporary.

Permits

Parade Permit Form– This form is required for anyone requesting permission to have a parade/procession on the roadway in the City of Las Cruces. Form must be completed and submitted two (2) weeks prior to the event.

Sound Permit Form – This form is required for anyone planning to have music at personal events held in public places such as City parks. A petition requesting signatures of residents living in the vicinity of the event location is a required part of this form. Form must be completed and submitted two (2) weeks prior to the event.

Street/Block Party Form – This form is required for anyone requesting permission to have a street/block party. A petition requesting signatures of residents living in the vicinity of the event location is a required part of this form. Form must be completed and submitted two (2) weeks prior to the event.

Park Permits – This section is located in the City’s Parks & Recreation Department. Anyone wanting to reserve the City’s public parks or facilities for an event is required to submit an application for the request with the appropriate fees included. Please go to the Parks Permits page for more information on facilities, parks, fees and rules. The application and payment must be submitted at least seven (7) days before the event. ADVISORY: The event may require a Sound Permit that must be submitted to the Police Department two (2) weeks before the event.

Permits & Inspections – This section is located in the City’s Community Development Department and has several categories, some of which are listed. If you don’t see a topic covered in the list, go to the main Permits and Inspections page.

Click on any of the these links for more information on fees, applications and other important information.