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Lea County Assessor

Contact Us:
100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 2, Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-8626
Fax: (575) 396-8529
Ava Benge, Lea County Assessor
Sharla Kennedy, Chief Deputy Assessor
Samantha Stroud, Chief Appraiser

Look up properties in Lea County:

Parcel Map; Portico (mygisonline.com)


The Lea County Assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property for taxing authorities in the county, such as municipalities, school districts and hospital districts. The assessor also grants certain property-tax exemptions allowable by state law.
The Assessor manages a professional, courteous staff who provide the residents and businesses of Lea County with the following services:
  • Find, list, and value residential, commercial, vacant, and business personal property for ad valorem tax purposes.
  • Notify property owners of their assessed property values
  • Prepare the county property real-property and personal-property tax rolls for the Lea County Treasurer
  • Limitation on Increase in Value (Low income freeze for 65 and over or disabled)
Ensuring these activities are both accurate and timely result in fair and equitable assessment of real and personal property at a reasonable cost and a well-maintained, current tax base upon which local government can base tax levies.

Inspection of Public Records Act

The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information on governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records with a few exceptions. Most records are available for public inspection during normal business hours. To request to inspect records from Lea County please send a written request to:

Records Custodian:

Public Information Officer Monica M. Russell
100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 4, Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-9110 Fax: (575) 396-2093

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