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Due to the recent order issued by the Governor, there may not be more than 5people in a room at any given time. For the time being, the Lea County Assessors office will be implementing a few changes starting on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The County Assessor’s Office will be taking appointments only until further notice.

Should you need direct assistance, please call our office and make an appointment. We will be taking appointments for time sensitive issues only at this time Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.

We encourage the public to utilize our online resources or call our office for assistance if at all possible.

The Assessor’s Office Staff will be available:

by phone from 8am to 2pm

Website: Phone:575-396-8626

Thank you for your cooperation at this time!

Sharla Kennedy, Lea County Assessor

Sharla Kennedy, Lea County Assessor

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

Due to the Coronavirus, there have been several restrictions placed on our workplace environment. Protests will continue to be held as normal. However, the representative may be unavailable at times. Our protest petition is available below, as a PDF document. Please continue filing those as normal; by mail, fax, or email.
Lea County Assessor
100 N Main
Lovington, NM 88260



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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:

County Manager Mike Gallagher
100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 4, Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-8601 Fax: (575) 396-2093

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