Start a new Business in TorC
In order to start a new business in Truth or Consequences, you will need to complete the Truth or Consequences Business Registration Form which can be downloaded here: Please note that this form requires a New Mexico Tax ID number (also called a CRS number). If you don't already have a CRS number, you can obtain one from the the state of New Mexico here. Alternatively, you can bring your business information to the City Clerk's Office and they can help you through the required forms and issue the CRS number directly.
Once you have a completed Business Registration form
Once you have the completed form, please bring it to the Building Inspector's Office at 401 McAdoo Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. The Building Inspector will examine the zoning of the proposed business location, suitability of the proposed address for business use, notify neighbors if a home based business is being proposed etc. Once the registration form has been completed and signed off by the Building Inspector, the form will be taken to the City Clerk's Office who will notify you, process the business registration and issue a business license. The business registration fee is $35 payable at the time that your business is registered and must be renewed annually. Please note that business registrations are not pro-rated and must be renewed on or before March 16 of each year.
If your business moves to a new location
If your business moves to a new location, please notify the building inspector so that he can approve the zoning and suitability of the new location. Once approved, please go by the City Clerk's Office and notify them of the move so that they can update your business information and ensure that renewal notifications are sent to the proper address.
Renewing your business registration
Each year in January, the City Clerk's Office will send out a new business registration form and renewal notice to the registered address of the business. Please complete this registration form and return it with the registration fee to the City Clerk's Office and they will process the renewal. If you have not renewed your business registration by March 16, the registration will be considered delinquent and subject to an additional fee.