All existing businesses will be required to create an online account and submit the business registration renewal online.
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
Las Cruces, NM 88004-0607
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
- Home Occupation Registration
- Commercial Business Registration
- Special/Temporary Business Registration
- 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.
Required for operating a temporary business, such as a firework stand, seasonal sales, or special events.
Required for operating a stand-alone door-to-door business. Door-to-door sales can also be done by businesses with a valid Commercial Business Registration.
For additional steps in operating a door-to-door solicitation business see the Door-To-Door Solicitation Packet (PDF).