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Before a business registration is issued, all businesses operating in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department and have a State Tax Identification Number, also known as a CRS number.

The Tax and Revenue Department in Las Cruces is located at 2540 El Paseo Rd., Bldg. #2. You can also visit their website at for more information.

Once you have received your CRS number, apply for a business registration online at, or come to City Hall, Community Development Department, Suite 3222 for a copy of the form. You must bring your business State of New Mexico Tax Certificate, which will contain the physical address of your business and the CRS number.

Depending o the type of business, the fees may range from $30 to $40. Special events, temporary stands, and other specialty licenses apply.

Yes. A business registration is valid for 12 months. A month before expiration, you will receive a renewal notice via mail and it can be renewed in person or by mail.

The Business Resource Directory (BRD) is concise and comprehensive list of resources available to new or existent businesses in our region. Local and regional public and private agencies that provide services in a wide range of subjects related to business are included.

Click on the Business Resource Directory

Set up a Pre-submittal meeting for immediate feedback on items that may need to be address for building construction and/expansions. This meeting will allow the appropriate City staff involved with permitting, inspections, codes, construction drawings reviews, and other City-related questions to meet with you to address your questions during the meeting and define an action plan for you prior to the official submission of application.