New Mexico LLC

How to Form an LLC in New Mexico

How to Form an LLC in New MexicoA New Mexico Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

A New Mexico LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in New Mexico is simple. Search your New Mexico LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Articles of Organization with the New Mexico Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

You can file your LLC by mail or online. The state filing fee is $50 in both cases. If you file by mail, your New Mexico LLC will be approved in 15 business days (unless you pay extra). If you file online, your New Mexico LLC will be approved in 1-3 business days.

After your New Mexico LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number (aka EIN) from the IRS.

And, unlike most states which require LLCs to file an Annual Report, New Mexico doesn’t have an Annual Report!

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own New Mexico LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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  1. connie sieber January 8, 2017

    I would like to bring my Nevada LLC to New Mexico. How is that done?

  2. Fazrul Izwan Mahmud August 18, 2017

    Can a Non-Resident / Foreigner Form an LLC in New Mexico?
    Can a Single Owner Form an LLC in New Mexico?

    • Matt Horwitz August 19, 2017

      Hi Fazrul, yes, a non-resident/foreigner can form an LLC in New Mexico. Single-member LLCs are also allowed. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need anything else.

  3. Whitney February 18, 2018

    I created a NM LLC through a company last year and they want to charge m $250 to renew it this year… but every resource I check says that one doesn’t have to pay an annual renewal fee for a NM LLC… is there something I’m missing? Thanks.

    • Matt Horwitz February 21, 2018

      I have no idea what they’d be charging you for, since New Mexico LLCs don’t have an Annual Report. I’d ask them for details as to what their service entails. Feel free to followup if you’d like. I’m curious to hear what they mention.

  4. Christopher Rodriguez February 22, 2018

    I live in Texas can I still register for an llc in New Mexico since it’s cheaper?

    • Matt Horwitz February 25, 2018

      While no one will stop you from forming an LLC in New Mexico, if you’re doing business in Texas, you’ll be required to file as a Foreign LLC in Texas (which is expensive in Texas… more expensive than a regular Domestic LLC in Texas). If you don’t register in Texas (when you’re supposed to) the state has the power to impose penalties and fines. Take a look at Chapter 9 ( of the Texas Business Organizations Code. Sections 9.051 and 9.052 explain the penalties of not registering as a Foreign LLC (if you’re supposed to register as a Foreign LLC). I’d also recommend reading our other article: whats the best state for my LLC. If you live and do business in Texas it’s often cheaper and easier to just form your LLC in Texas. Hope that helps.

  5. Brittany February 25, 2018

    Can you set up an LLC in New Mexico with a PO Box?

    • Matt Horwitz February 25, 2018

      Hi Brittany, you cannot form a New Mexico LLC with just a PO Box. The Registered Agent address and the company’s principal place of business must be street addresses. The mailing address can be a PO Box. If you’re looking for privacy though, you can hire Northwest Registered Agent and use their address for privacy. They will allow you to use their address throughout the entire New Mexico Articles of Organization (and they’ll also serve as your Registered Agent of course). Hope that helps.

  6. Rich March 7, 2018

    This is my first year after creating a NM (IRA) LLC. Since the IRA LLC is a “disregarded entity” I have no federal tax. Do I still have to file the NM PTE and pay the $50 annual fee?

    • Matt Horwitz March 10, 2018

      Hey Rich, we can’t comment on this. You’ll need to get in touch with an accountant to look at all the details of your LLC and your situation. Thanks for understanding.

  7. John March 12, 2018

    I have a sole proprietorship in Nevada, however, I conduct no business there. I have outside sales reps who live and work in California, Arizona, and Oregon. I want to convert my sole proprietorship to an LLC. Can I form a single member LLC in New Mexico.


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