Alcohol Sales

The New Mexico Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC) issues, transfers, and revokes liquor licenses. They rely on active community support to protect us from the often tragic effects of underage drinking, DWI, and alcohol abuse.

If you see a liquor establishment or its employees selling alcoholic beverages to minors or intoxicated persons take a moment to report the facts to ABC. They take complaints seriously and work closely with the Special Investigations Unit of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to enforce the provisions of the Liquor Control Act.

Violations can result in fines and/or suspension of the license.  Three violations within a 12-month period can result in revocation of a liquor license.

ABC will only disclose the identities and contact information received with a complaint to the Department of Public Safety’s law enforcement personnel.  Otherwise, the identity and contact information of a person filing a complaint is confidential, and is not subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 14-2-1(A)(4).

Get full facts here or email ABC’s Marlene Romero with questions.

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