Information for New Village Businesses



New Business License

If you would like to apply for a new business license, print the Commercial Business Application from the Forms & Permits section of this website or contact us to pick up an application at Village Hall during regular business hours.  You will need a CRS Number for your application.  If you already have a licensed business in the Village of Los Ranchos, you should receive your renewal form by email the first week of November. 

The Village of Los Ranchos would like to encourage a strong, healthy business community by promoting your business/home occupation on this site. We will provide space for your business description and/or links if you will complete a short informational form.

Note: Check the business listings page to see if you are listed and that your listing is correct. 


How to Register a Business in the Village

A state tax payer identification number (CRS ID) or evidence of application for such number is required.  Print and submit the Commercial Business Registration form from the Forms & Permits section.  The fee is $35.00. Cash, check, or card (in person).  Information required is a CRS number.  Contact us for more information.  


Home Occupations

If you would like to apply for a new Home Occupation License (required if you are working from your home) please contact us by calling the Village Offices at 505-344-6582, or pick up an application at Village Hall during regular business hours.

If you already have a licensed home occupation in the Village of Los Ranchos, you should receive your renewal form in the mail in the beginning of November.

The Board of Trustees Approved and Adopted Ordinance No. 168 Amending Chapter 5, Sections 1, 3 & 4 of the Business Registration and Licensing Ordinance of the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque on April 10, 2002. The Amendment states “There is imposed on each place of business conducted in the Village a business registration fee of $35.00.” This fee is now calculated with the Home Occupation Permit fee of $15.00 bringing the yearly renewal (and new application) fee to $50.00. New applications require a small public notice fee.  In addition, the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Board of Trustees adopted a new Zoning Ordinance on May 28, 2003 which repealed the separate Home Occupation Ordinance and incorporated it into the Zoning Ordinance as Section 24.D.5. 

The Village provides a free business listing on our website for all approved Home Occupation licensed businesses. The informational form is sent with the renewal letter and application. Please ONLY return the website listing information if you are submitting a NEW advertising request form (business not already advertised on the website) or if you have changes you want made to the listing currently advertised on the webpage.

Please fill out your renewal form and return it with the renewal fee by December 31.

Make your check out to the Village of Los Ranchos in the amount of $50.00. Please make a note on the check that it is for "Renewal of a Home Occupation License".  We accept cash, check, or card (in person) at this time.


How to Obtain a CRS Identification Number

Information in this section came from the NM Tax and Revenue. If you need additional information please visit their website.  A business operating in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Most businesses need to obtain a CRS identification number. CRS, for Combined Reporting System is your state tax identification number.  Corporations need to register with the Public Regulation Commission in addition to obtaining a CRS identification number. For a list of applications, try the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) for forms.

To obtain a CRS identification number, register online with the NM Tax and Revenue website to any local tax office. There is no fee for registering or obtaining a CRS number. If you return your application in person, the CRS number will be assigned immediately.  Businesses with an average total tax liability of more than $200 per month must report on a monthly basis. Those with less than $200 per month may elect to report on a monthly, quarterly or semiannual basis.


The 02-200 Campaign

The 02-200 campaign an educational initiative to prevent Los Ranchos tax revenues from going unintentionally to Albuquerque. We need your help!  Please check out this information and tell your friends.  Don't forget to fill in 02-200 on your CRS-1 form with your taxes. 

Grow It!  Economic Development Initiative

Too many small-town entrepreneurs are unaware of federal, state and local business-assistance programs that might help them start ventures that provide jobs and tax revenue.  Whether you're a startup or a returning business renewing your registration, the Village of Los Ranchos wants to help you succeed.  Businesses like yours generate money for its owners and employees and pay taxes that contribute to public services that improve the quality of life and the business environment.  Your success enriches the entire community, which is why the New Mexico Municipal League and Finance New Mexico has partnered up to create this economic development initiative.

When you register or re-register your Los Ranchos business in the Grow It! program, you receive a packet of business resource information. With these resources in hand, you can learn about, for example, the state’s Job Training Incentive Program, or ISO registration training and expert assistance - all of which provide avenues to increased revenue. Explore the valuable business resources available to you by visiting for more information.