Registering Your Business


The Community Development Department administers the processing and issuance of business registrations and licensing for any type of business activity within the city. This includes commercial enterprises, restaurants, home based businesses, and temporary businesses such as firework stands, seasonal sales and special events.

The Business Registration office is located in City Hall at:
700 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

City Hall Map

All businesses operating in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. If you operate a business and you are located within the city limits of the City of Las Cruces, you must also have a City Business Certificate.

A business certificate is valid for one year and must be renewed each year.

If you are interested in registering a business, or if you have any questions, contact the Business registration Office at 575-528-3059 or Business@las-cruces.org.