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Community Development Department Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Community Development Department, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:

Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

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We also welcome comments on the Town's web site and other issues!

Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!

Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!

Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!

Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062

Starting Your Business: General Steps for Business Approval
1. Apply for a New Mexico State Tax ID Number (CRS#)
In order to apply for a business registration, permit, or license you need a tax identification number (CRS#) that is provided by the NM Taxation and Revenue Department. The nearest office of this Department is in Las Cruces. The telephone number for the Las Cruces office is (575)524-6225. You may also secure a tax identification number online at www.tax.newmexico.gov.

As a service to the business community, applications for a tax identification number are available as well at the Silver City Community Development Department, which is located in the Town Hall Annex building.

This department will also issue a tax identification number on behalf of the NM Taxation and Revenue Department upon receipt of a completed application. To accept a completed application, the Town will require a government-issued photo id as proof of identification. Please note that the Community Development Department does not give tax advice on how to complete the CRS forms.

2. Pick up the Correct Business Application

Business Applications are available at the Silver City Community Development Department. These applications are also available on the Town’s website. To determine what kind of Business Application you will need, see the attached list: Types of Business Applications.

3. Complete the Business Application

After filling out the business application, you will need to identify yourself with a current government-issued photo I.D. and provide any copies of certificates required by the State of New Mexico to conduct your business, and any other pertinent documents. Carnivals, for example, are required to have a Certificate of Insurance. If you are claiming tax-exempt status as a non-profit business, you must submit documentation of 501c3 approval by the N.M. State Taxation and Revenue Department or the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

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