Doña Ana County

Business Registration

Business Registration



  • The applicant must first obtain a New Mexico Tax ID number from the NM Taxation and Revenue Dept.
  • Submit a complete business registration application to the Planning Department for zoning approval.
  • If the business is home based, a Home Occupation Business Registration form must be submitted along with the initial business registration form.
  • NOTE*** An application must be completed for each business location.


Business Registration Process


  • New business must submit registration fee before engaging in business.
  • Upon Approval from the Planning Department, the approved business registration form must be registered with the County Clerk.
  • An application must be completed for each business and there is a $35.00 fee for each business location.
  • The fee is for the calendar year (January 1-December 31), and is not pro-rated.
  • Business certificates are not issued until all fees due are paid.


Renewal of Business Registration


  • Renewal form is available at the County Clerk’s Office.
  • The renewal form does not need Planning approval as long as the physical location of the business has not changed.
  • Renewing business fees are due by March 16th. Renewal fee is $35. If paid after that date, a delinquent penalty of $10.00 will be incurred.
  • Renewal forms must be accompanied by a HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVENTORY form from the Office of Emergency Management.


Cancellation of Business Registration


  • To cancel, the business owner can fill out a renewal form and check the cancellation box at the bottom of the form and return it to the County Clerk's Office.
  • The owner can also submit a signed letter to the County Clerk's Office to request cancellation of the business registration. There is no cancellation fee.


Vendor License Registration


  • Vendors must obtain a license from the County before engaging in business.
  • Itinerant Vendors engaging in business in the service area of Doña Ana County shall pay an annual license fee of thirty five dollars ($35.00).
  • Temporary, Site-Specific Vendors shall pay a license fee at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per day up to and not exceeding twenty five dollars ($25.00) for the entire one hundred twenty (120) day maximum allowable period for each site.
  • An application must be completed for each business.

Downloable Forms

  • Business Registration Form – (PDF - 140k)
  • Vendor License Application Form – (PDF - 143k)
  • Home Occupation Business Registration Form – (PDF - 169k)
  • Short Term Rentals Business Registration Form  – (PDF - 213k)
  • Renewal of Business Registration Form – (PDF - 104k)
  • Hazardous Materials Inventory Form – (PDF - 86k)

Business Ordinances