Governance

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Town of Carrizozo

The Town of Carrizozo was incorporated in 1917.

It is a mayor-council government system. There are 4 trustees. The mayor breaks a tie.

Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month. During the pandemic, hearings are held by Zoom video conferencing. Links are available on the local email newsletter.
Departments include police, fire, airport, public works and the library.

Lincoln County

Carrizozo is the county seat. Many offices including the county manager, assessor, county clerk and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are located in and next to the Lincoln County Courthouse on Central.

The Board of Commissioners meets on the third Tuesday of the month. During COVID, meetings have been held on Zoom.

12th Judicial District

There are 13 judicial districts covering 33 counties in the state of New Mexico.

The twelfth district serves Otero and Lincoln Counties. The district court hears both civil and criminal cases, including jury trials and some appeals. These cases take place in the courthouse.

The magistrate court is located just behind the Lincoln County Courthouse and hears landlord-tenant rights, traffic violations and preliminary felony hearings for Lincoln County.

State government

In the United States Congress, Carrizozo is in New Mexico District 2.

In the New Mexico legislature, Carrizozo is in Senate District 33 and District 59 of the House of Representatives.

All three positions are currently held by Republicans.

Town of Carrizozo
400 9th Street
PO Box 247
Carrizozo, NM 88301
(575) 648-2371
Mayor
Ray Dean
Trustees
Ronald Beltran
Tommy Guevara
Cynthia Johnson
Mike Petty
Carrizozo Police
(575) 648-2351
Carrizozo Fire Department
501 Birch Street
(575) 648-1161
Carrizozo Airport
403 Hangar Lane
575-648-5380
575-648-1118
Carrizozo Library
406 Central
(575) 648-2595
Lincoln County
300 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 711
Carrizozo, NM 88301
County Manager
Ira Pearson
575-648-2385 ext. 101
County Assessor
Walter Hill
575-648-2306 ext. 125
800-687-2705
County Clerk
Whitney Whittaker
575-648-2394 ext. 6
800-687-2705 ext. 6
County Treasurer
Beverly Calaway
575-648-2397 ext. 7
800-687-2705
fax 575-648-2551
Probate Judge
Rhonda Burrows
575-648-2394 ext. 6
fax 575-648-2576
County Sheriff
Michael Wood
P.O. Box 278
Carrizozo, NM 88301
575-648-2341
800-687-2419
fax 575-648-2862
12th Judicial District
300 Central Avenue
(575) 648-2432
Court Clerks’ Office
(575) 648-2432
fax (575) 648-2581
Magistrate Court
310 11th Street
Court Clerk
(575) 648-2389 or (575) 648-2380
Carrizozo fax: (575) 648-2695