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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               Employment Opportunities


The Hidalgo County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for temporary, full-time (with the opportunity to become permanent) Detention Officers.  Applications and complete job description may be picked up at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or print it here.Deadline for applications is Friday, February 15, 2019. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   


Sheriff’s Department Deputy

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for (2) FULL-TIME Certified DEPUTIES.

Applications must be turned into the Hidalgo County Manager’s office.  Positions are open until filled. Applications and job description may be picked up at the County Manager’s Office, 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM 

Hidalgo County EMS-Lordsburg

Hidalgo County EMS is currently seeking an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Basic to fill a full time position. Any EMT-Basic hired for the position shall complete all EMT-Intermediate education and licensing requirements within 12 Months of hire date.

Hidalgo County EMS offers competitive wages and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and Public Employment Retirement (P.E.R.A). For more information contact the County Managers Office at 575-542-9428 or visit www.hidalgocounty.org           

 This position will be open until filled. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office is currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time, Road Equipment Operator for the Road Department. Applicants may be eligible for benefits after 9 months. Two (2) years of equipment operation experience preferred.   Applications and complete job descriptions may be picked up at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM.  Applications may also be obtained and completed online at www.hidalgocounty.org. Applications will be accepted in the County Manager’s Office until filled. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Collection Station Hours of Operations

Collection Station Hours




News & Announcements


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


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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