City Clerk

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Clerk's office is to support the process of municipal government in the City of Hobbs. We are dedicated to understanding and fulfilling the needs of the community and corporation. We provide high quality responsive services to our citizens, delivered through commitment to team work and professionalism in the work place. We constantly strive to conduct ourselves in an ethical, impartial and equitable manner at all times. Our high standards of quality and integrity will merit the public's confidence in the duties performed by the City Clerk's Office and in the community.

Jan Fletcher
City Clerk

(575) 397-9207

Mollie Maldonado
Deputy City Clerk

(575) 397-9208



Right to Inspect Public Records

By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the City of Hobbs, New Mexico. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of the City of Hobbs, New Mexico.

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Notice of Right to Inspect Public Records

By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the City of Hobbs, New Mexico. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of the City of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Pursuant to Resolution No. 3272 adopted by the City of Hobbs, requests to inspect public records should be submitted to the records custodians listed below at the address indicated:



  1. Municipal Court Clerk, if request relates to Municipal Court
    301 North Turner, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9272

  2. Director of Library Services, if request relates to the Public Library
    509 North Shipp, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9328

  3. Records Administrator, if request relates to the Police Department
    300 North Turner, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9265

  4. Fire Chief, if request relates to the Fire Department, or if request relates to hazardous materials; SARA Title III Community Right-to-Know; EPA programs dealing with on-site storage, release and disposal of hazardous chemicals; and historical information of known waste sites or chemical incidents
    301 East White, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9308

  5. Human Resources Director, if request relates to the Human Resources Department
    200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9230

  6. City Clerk, if request relates to any other City department,
    200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240, (575) 397-9207

A person desiring to inspect public records may submit a request to the records custodian orally or in writing. However, the procedures and penalties prescribed by the Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.

The records custodian must permit inspection immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request. If inspection is not permitted within three (3) business days, the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will respond to the request. If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the records custodian explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian received the request for inspection.

If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged. The fee for documents eleven inches by seventeen inches or smaller is twenty-five cents (.25ยข) per page. The cost for larger documents will be determined based on the type of document. The records custodian may request that applicable fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the copies are made.



Request Public Records (.pdf)
Complete and return to Clerk's Office


Public Records Request Copy Fees (.pdf)

We are excited to offer our citizens, businesses, and visitors online access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to a wide array of city services through Self-Service. Please click the above button to renew your business registration.


Business Registrations

Business registration renewals for calendar year 2015 have now been mailed. The renewal fee is $25.00 and must be paid by January 31st. A late penalty fee of $10.00 will be assessed to all unpaid registrations beginning February 1st. For your convenience, payment can be made over the telephone using a credit card by calling the City Clerk's Office at 397-9200.

Renewals may also be obtained by mail or in person at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico. If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office to have your business registration cancelled.

As a reminder, if your business is required to have a New Mexico gross receipts tax number, the Hobbs City Code requires a business registration for each business location with the Hobbs city limits.


Business Registration Fillable Form (.pdf)

Business Registration Change of Address Form (.pdf)

Instructions on Obtaining a Business Registration
  • Pursuant to Chapter 5.04.050 of the Hobbs Municipal Code, all persons proposing to engage in business within the municipal limits of the City shall apply for and pay a business registration fee for each outlet, branch or location within the municipal limits of the City prior to engaging in business
  • It is the responsibility of the business owner or tenant to comply with all City, State and Federal Codes and Regulations. If you are changing the use of an existing building, it is your responsibility to comply with all codes for the new use of the building. Please contact the City of Hobbs Code Enforcement at 391-8158 or the Building Inspector at 397-9234 for further information on code compliance issues.
  • Before a business registration can be issued, the business must apply for and obtain a New Mexico State Business Tax Identification Number. This form must be completed and either mailed to the Taxation Revenue Department at P. O. Box 1557, Roswell, NM 88202-1557 or faxed to (575) 624-6070. If the form is faxed, wait approximately one hour and then call (575) 624-6065 to receive your tax number. DO NOT mail the form if it was faxed.
  • You will then need to complete the City of Hobbs Business Registration Application, pay the registration fee of $25.00 and present proof of your New Mexico State Tax Identification Numbe
  • 5. The business registration is renewable annually at a fee of $25.00 and must be paid prior to January 31 of each year. After that date, a late fee of $10.00 is imposed.
  • Penalties for failure to obtain a business registration or pay the annual business registration renewal are provided in Chapter 5.04.110 of the Hobbs Municipal Code.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (575) 397-9200



Other Information

Birth and death records are maintained by the State of New Mexico, Vital Records & Health Statistics, (505) 827-0121 or Toll Free (866) 534-0051.

Marriage licenses are issued by the Lea County Clerk's Office in Lovington, New Mexico, (575) 396-8619.