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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!

Have your say!

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

Business Registrations, Licenses and Permits

Starting a business in Silver City? We have information to help!

Tax Identification Numbers
All businesses in the State of New Mexico are required to apply for a Tax Identification or CRS number. For your convenience applications and numbers are available at the Town of Silver City, Community Development Department located at the City Hall Annex Building on the corner of 12th and Hudson Streets, Mon.-Fri., from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring current government issued photo identification such as a current driver’s license with you.

The Town of Silver City does not give tax advice regarding the filing process of CRS State forms.

You may call your nearest New Mexico State Taxation and Revenue Office, or apply online at their website www.tax.newmexico.gov for assistance. This State number will be required prior to applying for a Town Business Registration or License.

Silver City Business Licenses:
All new and relocated businesses within the Town of Silver City are required by Municipal Town Code to register or be licensed with the Town. The Town of Silver City Business Application is available for download in Adobe Acrobat format, or can be obtained at the office of Community Development.

Items required to apply for a license are: a current government photo identification; a fire inspection;  copy of any state licensure required for your trade (ie such as a current CID Contractor’s ID card and food permit); and if you are not the property owner an authorization letter or copy of the lease will be required from the owner giving consent to operate on their property. Some businesses may require a site plan review. The standard fee for an annual business license is $35.00. Business License fees may vary. 

Forms may be returned to the Community Development Department at the City Hall Annex Building, 2nd floor, on the corner of 12th and Hudson Streets, for initial review by the Community Development Department during Mon. - Fri., 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The Community Development Department phone number is (575) 534-6348.

Other Vendor or Special Event Permits
Various permits are processed by the Community Development Department such as Peddler, Transient Merchant, Site Transient Merchant, Special Event and any other permits that are applicable to site plan review, fees, inspections and Town Department approvals. Please call the Community Development Department at (575) 534-6348 for further assistance. You may also inquire in person at the Community Development Department located upstairs of the City Hall Annex Building on the corner of 12th and Hudson Streets, Mon. – Fri., 11am-12pm and 2-3pm.
Grant County Business Registrations
All businesses located outside Silver City in Grant County are required to register with Grant County, Clerk’s Office at (575) 574-0042.

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