Alcohol Regulation Quick Links
Bookmark this page as the only one you will need to keep up with the ever-changing rules for serving alcohol in New Mexico.
- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) of the Regulation and Licensing Department Website
- All Required Forms for Alcohol Serving
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Summary of Changes 5/30/2017
- Downloadable ABC rules and regulation book (revised 2017)– We have provided a copy of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Regulations here as a service to the industry. It is not a substitute for legal advice. Please seek the assistance of a licensed professional in any legal situation.
- Downloadable NMSA Statutes Effective 2016– Chapter 60 Business Licenses, As pertaining to Alcoholic Beverage Control.
- How to Obtain a Duplicate Server Permit
- High Cost of DWI in New Mexico
- Frequently Asked Questions from Alcoholic Beverage Control
- ABC Memo Spring 2013 – lots of information on new laws, Sunday sales, authorized providers, training frequency and penalties for serving to a minor, firearms signage, drink sizes.
- Message from the Director – Memo from ABC Director outlining several key areas of regulations for licensees
- Premise Inspection Form – form used by the Dept of Public Safety, Special Investigations Division when inspecting licensed premises.
- ABC FAQ and info on Alcohol Sales on Christmas Day
- Alcohol Sales on Election Day
- NM Liquor Laws – see section on Happy Hours Rules
- Alcoholic Beverage Control
- BAC Chart
- Counting Drinks
- Calculating Guests Age
MANDATORY ABC POSTERS:
As required by 126.96.36.199 NMAC, all Licensees dispensing alcohol by package or by drink must conspicuously post the following Four (4) Posters:
AND, Choose ONE of the following Firearm Posters, as appropriate:
To be posted in any restaurant that has elected to prohibit firearms of any kind, whether open or concealed, on its licensed premises by conspicuously posting this sign, and in all other licensed premise that are licensed to sell beer, wine, or spirits for on-premise consumption.
To be posted on all licensed premises that do not sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premise, or restaurant that has not elected to prohibit firearms of any kind whether open or concealed, on its premise by conspicuously posting the sign on its premises.
To be posted on all licensed premises that do not sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises but choose to prohibit all firearms at the election of the landowner.
Please note that 188.8.131.52 only addressed criminal liability. This rule does not address the rights of any licensee to prohibit firearms under civil law.
Memo from Director-Changes in the Law for Firearms, issued 8/16/2011