Licenses & Permits
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 (ASCMV). 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 & Vehicle Licensing
Drivers Licenses and licensing for vehicles are obtained through the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles.
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.
The City of Las Cruces doesn’t issue business licenses, but does require businesses to be registered, which can be done in the business registration office. Select any of these links for more information on fees, applications and other important information. Categories of business registrations include:
The Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) administers both residential and commercial alarm permits for residents living in Las Cruces city limits. View the Alarm Permits for more information, or contact Jason Rivera, Administrator, 575-647-6805 or email Jason Rivera.
Parade Permit Form
The Parade Permit form (PDF) 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 weeks prior to the event.
Sound Permit Form
This form (PDF) 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 weeks prior to the event.
Street/Block Party Form
This form (PDF) 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 weeks prior to the event.
This section is located in the City’s Parks and 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 two weeks before the event.
Advisory: The event may require a Sound Permit that must be submitted to the Police Department two 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.