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The County requires.75 acres per house or mobile home.
No. An RV cannot be connected to a septic system.Title 20 Chapter 7 Part 3 Environmental ProtectionWaste Water and Water Supply FacilitiesLiquid Waste Disposal and Treatment
If you are located in the County and outside the ETJ of Hobbs you will not need individual addresses for your RV's. The County will address the home or lot. The property owner will be in charge of placing the unit or space numbers on the RV spaces for an emergency response to find.
If you are located in the County and inside the ETJ of Hobbs you will need to address your RV spaces.
ETJ stands for Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. It allows for the future expansion of the City of Hobbs.
Areas located within this map are in ETJ of Hobbs.Hobbs ETJ Map (PDF)
No, all animal owners are responsible for the disposal of their animals.
"A household may have up to six dogs or cats above the age of three months or any combination" without a Kennel Permit. Ordinance 81 Section 6. H
"15 dogs or cats or any combination thereof" Ordinance 81 Section 6. I.
Call our office to schedule a surrender of the animal. The officer will meet you at your location and have you sign a surrender sheet. The animal may not be reclaimed after the surrender sheet is signed.
You can take it to the nearest shelter or a veterinarian. Fees may apply to animal owners.
You are not allowed any inoperable vehicles. See Nuisance Ordinance 95 Section 9
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No. The county attorney only provides legal advice to the Governing Body, County Manager, and Staff. Citizens requiring private legal advice need to consult a private attorney. The NM Bar Association can help in this matter. Their phone number is 505-797-6000. Or you can contact Southeastern NM Legal Services at 575-769-2326.
Depending on the amount, either Magistrate Court or Lea County District Court in Lovington. You can call Magistrate Court at 575-397-3621 or 575-396-6677 or the District Court at 575-396-8571.
You will need to go to the Lea County District Court in Lovington. One of the judges will need to sign the order for it in order for it to be in effect. You may contact the District Court Clerk's office for more information at 575-396-8571.
The District Attorney's office number is 575-397-2471.
The Public Defender's office number is 575-397-5230
The numbers for the Southeastern New Mexico Legal Aid office are 575-769-2326 in Clovis or 575-623-9669 in Roswell.
2022 Lea County Resolution Designating the Custodians of Public Records (PDF)
If there is already an existing system you will not be able to install a new system even if you are certified.
You are allowed to install one new residential septic system per year if certified by the state.
You are not allowed to install systems for commercial use. Contractors only.
No. All Cesspools are illegal and will have to get a legal septic system permitted by the state.
No, unless you are permitted by the state.
If it is an existing structure you will need to submit a liquid waste application for pre-approval for the State Environment Department.
A Licensed Septic pumping company. Be sure to keep your receipts for up to five years.
Tax bills are mailed before or on November 1st of each year. If you did not receive your tax bill, please call 396-8643 and the office staff will assist you with a duplicate tax bill.
First-half payments are due November 10th and become delinquent if not paid by December 10th.
Second-half payments are due April 10th and become delinquent if not paid by May 10th. No notice of second-half payments is mailed.
According to §7-38-36 NMSA 1978, a taxpayer is still liable for taxes and late charges even though the bill was not received.
Interest will be charged on unpaid taxes at the rate of 1% per month. A penalty charge of 1% per month will also be charged. The penalty will not exceed 5% of the unpaid base tax. A minimum penalty of $5 will be charged. Penalty and interest will be charged on both 1st and 2nd half tax amounts when delinquent.
Taxpayers who pay their tax bill at the Treasurer's Office will receive a receipt. If a taxpayer pays their tax bill by mail, a receipt will be returned if a pre-addressed and stamped envelope is enclosed.
Each property owner receives a tax bill whether or not a mortgage company pays the taxes. If a mortgage company requests a copy of your tax bill, your tax amount will be submitted to the mortgage company on a computer listing. Taxpayer should check their tax bill to see that it correctly reflects their mortgage company. If the information is not correct, please contact the mortgage company. Tax bills are provided to mortgage companies only upon request by the mortgage company.
The prior owner's name is used for tracking purposes. When you sell the property, your name will appear on the tax bill as a prior owner.
Standing, ponding, stagnant water
You can find their eggs in items as small as a bottle cap.
No, only some species of mosquitos feed on blood
No, all male and some females feed on nectar and plant juices
Close windows and doors, repair door screens, repair windows
Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus
During the day
Only 20% of people show symptoms.
Use Off or a product that has Deet in it. Clear your home of things that may hold water. Avoid over-watering plants.