Welcome to Hidalgo County,
Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile.
Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo.
Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Latitude 32.35 Longitude 108.709
Enchantment Begins Here!
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Animal Control Officer
Capture and removal of stray or dangerous animals will be handled by contacting the Hidalgo County Dispatch office at 575-542-8827. Please provide a good description and location of the animal.
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LODGER'S TAX COMMITTEE MEMBERS SOUGHT
Hidalgo County is currently seeking five local citizens to serve on the Lodger's Tax Committee. Volunteers must fall into the following categories:
Owner/Operator of lodging facility subject to the tax (2)
Owner/Operator of businesses who primarily provide services or products to tourists (2)
Resident at large (1)
If interested in serving on the Lodger's Tax Committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-542-9448 by April 26, 2019.
2018 PROPERTY TAX BILLS ARE NOW BEING PREPARED!
The bills should be mailed out around the middle of October. If you have not received your tax bill by November 1st you should contact the Treasurer’s office at 575-542-9313.
You may view or pay your taxes online, or as always stop in at the office located at 300 Shakespeare St. Lordsburg.
Have questions? Check out the 2018 FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)!
Inspection of public records (IPRA) should be submitted to Tisha Green, the records custodian.
Tisha Green, County Manager, 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045
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