Register or Renew a Business



City Business Registration Fees to be Reduced in 2021

*The  Permitting Counter lobby will be opened to the public on July 1st, 2021.*

Please note Permits and Business Registration are available online at City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal. Online services include:

  • Application submittal for both permits and businesses 
  • Checking status of your project- permits
  • Inspection requests 
  • Payment submittal

For in person visits you will be required to provide your name, and cell phone number. We ask that you wait in your car, you will NOT allowed to wait in the lobby. Staff will call you on the number provided when your name is next on the list. We will only be able to assist one person at a time so wait times may be longer than normal.

For questions please email: or call 575-528-3059.

Business Guidelines

Renew or apply for a business registration or license through the online City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal.

Registration types may include: 

  • Home Occupation
  • Commercial
  • Special/Temporary
  • Liquor License
  • Securities and Door-to-Door Solicitation (only accepted by in office applications)

Getting Started Guide to Apply for a License, Register or Renew a Business

  1. Prerequisites:  
  2. Obtain a copy of your NM State Tax ID/CRS Number Certificate, 
  3. Confirm your address is a valid address with the City
  4. Visit the City of Las Cruces Citizen Portal
  5. Register for an account (step-by-step instructions are found below in Resources) 
  6. Login with a username and password
  7. Click on the Licenses tab at the top, then click on the Apply for a License option, read related instructions, accept the General Disclaimer, and continue through the application process by selecting Continue Application until you have finished the application

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