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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.

Town 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 Court 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 1.

In the New Mexico legislature, Carrizozo is in Senate District 33 and District 56 of the House of Representatives.


Town of Carrizozo
400 9th Street
PO Box 247
Carrizozo, NM 88301
(575) 648-2371
Ray Dean
Cynthia Johnson
Chris Linton
Aaron Farris
Andy Kirchem
Carrizozo Police
(575) 648-2351
Carrizozo Fire Department
501 Birch Street
(575) 648-1161
Carrizozo Airport
403 Hangar Lane
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
County Clerk
Shannan Hemphill
575-648-2394 ext. 6
800-687-2705 ext. 6
County Treasurer
Sherrie Huddleston
575-648-2397 ext. 7
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
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