Home Occupation Business Registration Revised

Welcome and thank you for your interest in opening a business. The City Clerk’s Office is excited about your plans of doing business and is committed to making the process as smooth as possible. This list of resources has been assembled to help you navigate through the registration process from start to finish. Additionally, our office is available to answer questions or provide additional information, so please contact us via phone, email or in-person. 

Step-by-step instructions for obtaining a Home Occupation Business Registration:

Step 1 – Applications/Forms The attached forms must be filled out completely, signed and returned to the City Clerk’s Office
Click here for Home Occupation Business Registration Packet 

*A valid NM State CRS # (NM Tax ID #) is required for ALL businesses. If you do not already have a CRS #, please obtain from NM Taxation & Revenue Department by clicking here.

Step 2 – Where to Return All Completed Forms Once forms are filled out and signed**, they must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office as follows:
  • In-Person: 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 150, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
  • Mailing Address: Office of the City Clerk, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 150, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
  • Fax Number: 505-994-2557
  • Email Address: clerk@rrnm.gov 
**A copy of required State or Federal licensure MUST be submitted with completed application (for applicable businesses). 

Step 3 – Review of Application City Clerk staff will review the application to verify completeness and accuracy. You will be contacted via phone or email to obtain missing information. Applications will be sent to the Development Services Zoning Department (DSD) for zoning designation approval. 

Please note that residential day care operations and residential adult care facilities should not be registered as a home occupation business, and require a fire inspection. Please contact the City's
Development Services Department for specific requirements

Please refer to the Clerk's Office Schedule of Fees for applicable fees