Obtaining a Sandoval County Business Registration

Anyone wishing to engage in business within the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County (including the Sandoval County Administration Campus location) must file a registration form with the Sandoval County Clerk’s Office and obtain a valid business license.

To obtain your Sandoval County Business Registration, fill out the Business Registration Form and submit it in-person at the Sandoval County Clerk’s office, along with at $35.00 registration fee. If you are registering a new business, that business must first be registered with the State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, and you must bring a copy of your Registration Certificate with your CRS Number. You may find instructions for getting that certificate at the State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

The business registration fee must be paid annually, and is due on the anniversary of the initial issuance of the business license. Certain businesses may be exempt from these requirements. The County ordinance governing business registration fees, which includes information on exemptions, is available here.

For Business Registration, visit the Sandoval County Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s office is located on the first floor of the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Building D, in Bernalillo.

Since January 1, 2020 New Mexico, State Statute now requires lodgers’ tax remittance and business registration compliance for short-term-rentals (STRs) in New Mexico. The Lodgers’ Tax Rate in Sandoval County is 5% (.05) on the total daily room rate charged. The annual business registration fee is $35.

Business Registration Form
Business Renewal Registration Form
Lodger’s Tax/Short-Term Rental Payment