Welcome to Hidalgo County,
New Mexico

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.   

Notice of public hearing to be held on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 5:30 pm, Hidalgo County Commission Chambers located at 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, New Mexico.  The purpose of the public hearing will be for transfer of ownership of Rural Dispenser Liquor License No. 5522. 


Applicant:                      Leaping Lizard Brewery, Inc.  dba Rodeo Tavern

Requested action:           Liquor  License transfer of ownership

Location of premises:      HWY 80, Rodeo, NM 88056

News & Announcements




 The County of Hidalgo is soliciting proposals for limited legal services to include bankruptcy legal services on an “as needed” basis.  Requests for Proposal may be obtained at the Hidalgo County Manager’s Office at 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045 or by calling 575-542-9428.  Sealed Proposals will be accepted at the County Manager’s Office until 4:00 p.m. on November 27, 2019.  Proposal envelopes must be sealed and clearly marked Legal Services.  The Board of Hidalgo County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and waive all formalities.



/s/Anthony J. Mora                             /s/Melissa De La Garza

Anthony J. Mora, Chair                        Melissa De La Garza

Hidalgo County Commission                 Hidalgo County Clerk



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2020 Census in New Mexico is recruiting 2 candidates to work for the US Census in Hidalgo County. Click on the link below to apply!




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 miriam.jacquez@hidalgocounty.org or call 575-542-9448 by April 26, 2019.



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)!

Frequently asked questions 2018

Pre Pay Program Information


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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CODE RED Frequently Asked Questions- Community Resource

Collection Station Hours of Operations

Collection Station Hours