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Business Registration
Chapter 8 of the City Code deals with businesses and sales within the city of Farmington and requires all persons engaging in business within the city limits to apply for and pay a business registration fee for each outlet, branch or location prior to engaging in business.  Please contact the Business Registration Office at 505-599-1170 for any questions you may have regarding business registration.


NM Tax ID Number (required for all businesses)
  • Forms are available in the Business Registration Office or you can visit the NM Taxation & Revenue website

Doing Business with the City of Farmington

Small Business Development Center
  • The Small Business Development center offers free counseling for pre- and post-venture planning and confidential one-on-one consulting.  They also offer low-cost training in a variety of subjects and are able to assist your company in networking with other local companies.  Visit their website at

State of New Mexico Licensing (list of the most common, not a complete listing)
  • Auto Dealers (505/383-2316)
  • Childcare (505/841-4800)
  • Cosmetology/Barbers (505/476-4690)
  • Construction (1-877-663-9267)
  • Financial Institutions (505/476-4885)
  • Food Handling Permits (505/566-9471)
  • Massage Therapy (505/476-4870)
  • PRC Warrants for hauling (505/827-4505)

Other Resources

Southwest Annexation
The City Council recently annexed 888 acres in the southwest region of Farmington.  All businesses located within the City boundaries are responsible for payment of the gross receipts tax (GRT) rate of 7.1875% and to apply for a City of Farmington business registration. 

City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
Ph: 505-327-7701