We pride ourselves on keeping you informed on the ever-changing rules and regulations you need to know to avoid penalties and fines from enforcement and regulatory agencies in New Mexico and beyond…
Links to Regulatory Agencies
Alcohol and Gaming is division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. They issue, transfer, and revoke liquor licenses per the liquor Control Act. Phone: 505-476-4875
The NMED is the inspection agency that enforces the state food regulations. Their jurisdiction is everywhere but Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Link here to your NMED field office. Phone: 800-219-6157
The Bernalillo County food safety program is the inspection and food safety department with a jurisdiction of restaurants residing in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County. Phone: 505-314-0310
The city of Albuquerque maintains it’s own food inspection and safety department. If your restaurant is in Albuquerque this link takes you to their website. Phone: 505-768-2718
The US Department of Labor maintains the federal employment rules and regulations including but never limited to: overtime rules, tip credit rules, tip pooling rules, exempt vs non-exempt definitions etc.
New Mexico Food Safety Regulations
New Mexico Food Safety Regulations
This informative resource page will help ensure you know current regulations in the three jurisdictions of New Mexico – Albuquerque, Bernalillo and the rest of the state (NMED).
Link to NM AGD Rules and Regulations
New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Regulations
The Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department requires every licensee to have a copy of the rules and regulations on the premise of the licensed establishment. Here is a link to your copy.
Regulatory Blog Posts
Do you welcome dogs on your restaurant's patio? What about a customer who wants their animal right there at the table? It’s not an uncommon experience. Patrons have been inviting their furry friends to join them for public meals for years. But is this actually the...read more
We once again want to thank each and every one of you for your support this legislative session. We were successful in our main focus of fighting to protect the tip credit, but that is not all we were up to for the past 60 days. NMRA was following more than just the...read more
How to Help Yourself to Advocacy Periodically, and especially during each year's legislative session, we will send you legislative alerts on issues that will affect your business and the industry. We need you to act on these alerts immediately. It is the most...read more
We are in your corner when it comes to minimum wage issues. So, it's our job to keep our members informed of the updates as we continue to promote and protect the restaurant industry in New Mexico. As always, you can keep informed of the status of those by viewing our...read more
Tax Reform and What it Means for Your Personal Taxes President Trump, when he was on the campaign trail, promised that he would push for tax reform legislation. On December 22, 2017, he signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, the first major tax reform in 31 years....read more
July 2018: The New Mexico Environment Department has proposed new rules and is revisiting the deadline for compliance with the 2017 Model Food Code. Here are highlights of the proposed changes: The Certified Food Protection Manager can be responsible for more than a...read more
Join the 2018 NMRA Grassroots Coaltion to learn how to get your voice heard so you can make a difference. My name is Jerry Harrell, I have been GM of the Double Eagle Restaurant in historic Old Mesilla for 23 years. It’s a busy place. I’m busy. You’re busy. I...read more
This year it's more important than ever for our members to talk to local and statewide elected officials about issues affecting you restaurant. We call this advocacy: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. What's better than advocating for ourselves and...read more
A few words from NMRA CEO Carol Wight: Why is this 2018 election year important to your restaurant and why you are important to our collective voice? This election year is important because the landscape of our elected officials is drastically changing -- think...read more