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Business Registration Information

Information about business registration in Albuquerque.

Business Registration Contact

What We Do

The Business Registration Section of the Planning Department is responsible for carrying out the duties described in the Business Registration Ordinance for the City of Albuquerque. The ordinance requires that all businesses apply for and pay a business registration fee for each outlet, branch, location, or place of business within the municipal limits of the city prior to engaging in business.

How We Serve You

Effective immediately:

Pursuant to Mayor Tim Keller’s Fifth Declaration of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, normal business registration fees to apply for, renew, or collection of prior year unpaid registration fees are suspended until the month after the expiration of the declared public health emergency within the City of Albuquerque. This does not apply to either current or prior year unpaid Fire Marshal Safety Fees. These fees will still be collected concurrent with your business registration renewal. This also does not apply to business registration fees collected by other jurisdictions where such fees may apply. In the event that you have unpaid business registration fees from prior years, due to system limitations, it will be necessary to have those fees backed out before you pay any other applicable fees. Please contact the Business Registration Division PRIOR to paying any fees by emailing [email protected]

The Business Registration Section staff processes all applications for registrations. Our staff is also happy to assist with any questions you may have while proceeding through the business registration, renewal, update or cancellation process. We are available via phone at (505) 924-3890 or via email at [email protected].

Our goal is to make the process easy and efficient for you as we understand that business owners are often busy and short on time. To do that, we offer the following services and resources:

The Planning Department has switched to a fully online service for registering your business, renewing your business registration, and changing your business address. All these services must now be done from our online service portal.

If you are seeking to close your business, please contact the Business Registration Section via email at [email protected] or via our automated phone system at (505) 924-3890 to leave a message with your CRS number and business registration number. 

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