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.
- Changes to ABC Rules, adopted 9/2/2021, effective 9/28/2021
- New Restaurant Type Applications and Alcohol Delivery Permit Applications
- NM State Statutes -Revised 7/1/2021
- Shipping or Transport for Personal use; Military Personnel
- 2021 Liquor Law FAQs
- Alcohol Server Licenses – How do I…
- Applications, Forms, Laws, Rules and Mandatory Posters
- How to Contact ABC
- High Cost of DWI in New Mexico
- 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
- BAC Chart
- Counting Drinks
- Calculating Guests Age
MANDATORY ABC POSTERS:
As required by 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 only addressed criminal liability. This rule does not address the rights of any licensee to prohibit firearms under civil law.