Any person starting a business within the city limits must apply for a business registration fee for each place of business, prior to the start of their business. The business registration application is reviewed for zoning and safety issues by appropriate city departments. The business registration fee ($35) is collected annually, and is not transferable to another party. Business Registration Application / Business Registration Application (Spanish).
Some business ventures (such as pawn shops, solicitors, secondhand dealers) or businesses without a permanent location in Artesia will require a business license, rather than a business registration. Business licenses fees vary based on the type of business, and are not transferable. Business License Application / Business License Application (Spanish).
State combined reporting system (CRS) numbers through a cooperative agreement with the state Taxation and Revenue Department, the city can issue state CRS numbers for reporting gross receipts (sales) tax.
Where is this information located? Contact 575-748-8288 for questions regarding business registrations and licenses.