Last Update: January 14, 2022 including all new rules, amendments, and repeals with effective date on or before January 14, 2022 – See History of NMAC Updates for Details.
The Official site of the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC)
and the New Mexico Register (NM REGISTER)
The State Rules Act mandates that the creation of the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) to assist the public in finding current rules. Since 2002, the New Mexico State Commission of Public Records (CPR) has assumed responsibility for and published the New Mexico Register and compiled the NMAC. The Administrative Law Division (ALD) administers the State Rules Act and certain provisions of the Public Records Act that govern the official filing of rules and publications produced by state agencies. Included in that responsibility, ALD regularly publishes newly adopted or amended rules in the New Mexico Register. Once rules become effective, ALD then posts current rules on the NMAC.
The normal rulemaking process begins with publication of a notice of rulemaking in the New Mexico Register. The notice must provide details concerning rulemaking and the proposed rule and must be provided to the public. After the public rule hearing process is completed, the rule is finalized and adopted by an agency. The adopted rule, together with the transmittal form and the concise explanatory statement, are date- and time-stamped and brought into the permanent state rules collection. A rule becomes effective, after it is published in the New Mexico Register or later. There are exceptions to the normal rulemaking process for emergency rules. ALD staff are assigned to rulemaking agencies to provide assistance and guidance throughout the process.
If you have any questions about any administrative rule, please contact the Administrative Law Division at 476-7941 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rulemaking forms: https://www.srca.nm.gov/forms
Rulemaking Rules: NMAC, Title I, Chapter 24 – Rules