City of Hobbs Annual Water Conservation

The Water Conservation Period is in Effect From
May 15th through September 15th of Each Year

During the Period of Hobbs Annual  Water Conservation, outdoor watering 
shall only occur during one of the following time periods each day and only on the
corresponding odd or even calendar day for each address.

You may water your lawn either:

Between the hours of
4: 00 am and 8:00 am
Between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm

If you need assistance regulating your water system please give us a call
and we will be happy to help you comply with this new law.  
Customer Service


Water Conservation Brochure



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Recent Addition! The City Commission meetings are now broadcasted LIVE
on KHBX 99.3!


City Announces New Fire Chief

At Tuesday night’s commission meeting, the City Manager announced the selection of a new Hobbs Fire Chief, Eric Enriquez.  Enriquez has been with the City of Hobbs since 2009, when he was hired as the Fire Marshal. Enriquez was one of three internal candidates interviewed for the position of Fire Chief after the retirement of former Chief Tim Kent in late April of this year. 

Before coming to Hobbs, Enriquez began his firefighting career in Las Cruces, NM, and was the Fire Inspector/Investigator for approximately 7 years.  After moving to Hobbs and acting as the Fire Marshall for almost 4 years, Enriquez was promoted to Fire Marshal Deputy Chief and, later that same year, was given additional responsibility when they made adjustments to the structure of duties, and added the title of Director of Community Services.  Community Services includes the building and permits, animal adoption center, code enforcement, and fire prevention.

“I am honored and excited to take on this new role as Hobbs Fire Chief,” said Enriquez. “I believe my experience, combined with my vision for guiding this department, will fit in well with the direction that the commission has established.  I look forward to continuing to serve the community in my new capacity.”

City Manager J.J. Murphy stated, “Eric Enriquez is an outstanding leader with exceptional character.  I am confident that Eric will be an effective leader and will continue to motivate our men and women of the fire department to provide superior customer service and a standard of excellence that we expect from our EMS and firefighting professionals. 

Enriquez will be taking over the position as chief immediately.



Fire Department Summer Camp

We still have openings for children completing the 4th and 5th grade. The camp is scheduled for Monday through Thursday on June 1-4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Graduation will take place on Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.

To register, call 575-397-9291 or come by the Parks & Recreation Office at 200 E. Broadway.



Housing Survey

We encourage you to participate in the 2015 Hobbs Housing Survey, which is available online for ALL residents to take and have their thoughts included in the results of the new study, which will be used as guidance to create the updated Housing Plan for the city.

You can go to to participate!


Parks & Recreation Flip Book Now Available

We now have the tools to help you plan your summer activities. Below is a link to the electronic version of the activity guide. The paper booklets are also in stock at the Parks & Recreation Office and other offices around City Hall.
Be sure to note the Highlights pages for information on the upcoming New Mexico/Texas Challenge Marathon on April 18 and a bigger, BADDER Gus Macker Tournament and Slam and Jam events on April 24-26.

From the Parks & Recreation Department, here's wishing you a wonderful, safe, and busy summer!!


Parks & Rec Save the Date!

Check out the Parks & Recreation Schedule of Special Events so you can ‘save the date’! Of course, there will be smaller events and some larger that pop up throughout the year unexpectedly, but these are our tried and true yearly events that the Community has grown to know and love.

It’s tradition!

Be sure to print the attached flyer for your own use either at home or for the office. “It All Happens Here” is easy to prove using this flyer!

[print the "Save the Date" flyer]

Swim Lessons & Speciality Classes - Spring 2015 (see flyer for details)

Movies Under the Stars:

  • May 29, Maleficent

  • June 26, When the Game Stands Tall

  • July 24, Big Hero 6

All Pools Open - May 23rd

Dog Daze of Summer - Sept. 12th

Haunted House - Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31

Halloween Carnival, Oct. 31


Press Release - April 20, 2015

Animal Adoption Center Partners with GEO Group

The City of Hobbs and the local GEO prison have partnered up to begin a new program that utilizes existing manpower, as well as a desire to enhance the skills of prisoners at the minimum security facility while fulfilling the needs of the Animal Adoption Center/Lea County Humane Society by increasing their ability to help dogs find a life-long home in the area. 

The City of Hobbs and GEO have been planning the program for 7 months, which has been named, “Second Chance Prison Pups”. The prison has identified 20 inmates that will participate in the program. Six of those inmates were chosen by prison officials as the primary trainers, with a secondary inmate to assist as needed. The inmates were selected based on their offense history and prison conduct by the GEO staff.

The program will give the inmates an opportunity to train six dogs from the Hobbs Animal Adoption Center/Lea County Humane Society. The inmates will be instructed on a daily basis by Lt. Sexton, from GEO, in a dog training program. The dogs will be trained to sit, stay, become potty trained and learn basic obedience. The dogs will reside in the cells with the inmates in dog crates.  After approximately 2 to 3 months of training, the dogs will be returned to the center for adoption to the community.

The inmates will keep a daily log on their experience and training of their dog. The log will then be turned over to the person who adopts the dogs. This program will allow the adoption center to free up space, as well as enhance the opportunity for the dogs to be trained and ultimately, adopted.

            “This is a great example of how the private sector and the city can partner to create beneficial outcomes for all of us, including the dogs of the community who, upon receiving this training, will have a great opportunity to find a loving home,” said Community Engagement Representative, Freddie Salgado.



Consumer COnfidence Report

We are pleased to present this year's Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year's water quality.  We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

[Click here for the report]





J&H Services Inc., will begin installing a sewer by-pass line across Sanger St. and Berry St., approximately 300 feet east of Grimes St., in Hobbs, New Mexico, starting on March 24, 2015 and lasting for 1 day.

Traffic control devices will be installed in this area and all traffic will be detoured while work is ongoing. Sanger St. and Berry St. will be CLOSED to through traffic during this time. The general public is asked to remain clear of the construction area and drivers who commute on this portion of the City are asked to please drive slow and follow any detour signs in the area.  Your Cooperation and observance of all construction signs will be greatly appreciated to help ensure the safety of the public and the construction crews.

The City of Hobbs and J&H Services Inc. are committed to the safety of the traveling public and would like to thank you for your patience and assistance.


If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

J&H Services Inc.  -- 505-896-9428

City of Hobbs --  575-397-9232


Dal Paso Road
Improvement Project

Traffic Control on N. Dal Paso St. from E. Michigan Dr. to E. Bender Blvd. will be shifted on Monday, March 30, 2015. Inner lanes will be opened to through traffic and outer lanes will be closed for ongoing construction. The intersection of E. Michigan Dr. and N. Dal Paso will allow limited access to through traffic during this transition.

For more information, please contact Constructors, Inc.
(575) 392-0524


Pre Incident Plan Program

The Hobbs Fire Department has begun updating contact information and detailed site plans of all businesses within the City of Hobbs.  This is an annual process the department conducts in order to have current information available in the event of an emergency.  These updated plans will be scanned into our database and utilized by the staff of the Hobbs Fire Department.  The responding personnel will utilize this information to better assess the needs of the incident and determine the resources needed to mitigate the issue.

The information gathered and the responsibilities of the crew initiating the Pre-Incident plan will vary according to the building occupancy and overall size of the structure.  Fire crews will be visiting area businesses to gather the information for the Pre-Incident plan.   It is important to keep in mind this is not an inspection and is primarily for the response considerations and emergent efforts of our responding personnel.  The pre-incident planning process also plays a vital role in our Insurance Service Office rating which could potentially affect fire department funding and insurance policy rates within the City of Hobbs.

We appreciate the cooperation of all business owners and citizens with respect to this process.  The Hobbs Fire Departments commitment and overall concern for the community will continue to be important as we move forward.  If you have any further questions or need additional information please contact Captain Paul Thompson at 575-397-9308.



Ramirez and Sons of Hobbs, NM will be conducting reconstruction of roadway on Childers Street between Willow Street to Marland Street beginning Monday, March 9, 2015 and will last through Monday, June 9, 2015.

Residents and motorists are asked to observe all traffic control signage while driving through these construction areas. Access to residences within the contruction area will be maintained. >

Also due to street or alley closures, your waste schedule for trash pick up may be altered.  Residents will be notified in the near future of Waste Management schedule changes.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact our office at    (575) 492-0480.


Municipal Court Fines payment reminder

Municipal Court Fines – 3 ways to pay!  In person – 301 North Turner, Hobbs, NM, by phone with debit or credit card- 575-397-9272, or on internet at “Pay My Fine”


Informational Video


Hobbs, New Mexico Encourages Community Participation to Keep a Safe Community

Making sure a city stays safe may be a more complicated process than you think. A lot goes into making this happen and the officials and citizens of Hobbs, New Mexico, are doing an excellent job at ensuring their town is safe for both residents and visitors.

[click here to see the full article]


Hobbs Express

New Location: 424 West Broadway

Ride the bus routes or call 397-9290 to schedule a demand response ride.


Like us on Facebook

Click this link to visit the Hobbs Express Facebook page. Don't forget to Like us!

Register for CODERED

Lea County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

[more info]


Quality of Life Master plan

The Lea County Recreation Master Plan is a quality of life and economic development initiative. Led by an unprecedented coalition of Lea County organizations, institutions and local governments, this effort is more than a recreation planning effort.

If implemented with vision and a spirit of collaboration and community, these projects can expand the identity of Lea County from an economic force to a business friendly and desirable community where people want to work, raise a family, and live a western lifestyle.

Single-handedly or in combination, these projects can be a catalyst for significant, positive change.

[more info]



Business Services

Whether you're a startup or a returning business renewing your registration, the City of Hobbs wants to help you succeed. Your success enriches the entire community.

Explore the business resources on our website and learn about how your city can help you grow your gusiness.





How to report a street light outage

Go to

Then follow these instruction:
Click on New Mexico
Click on Report a Problem in the middle of the page
Click on Street Light Outages on the left side of the page
Under “Report Online”:  click on Report Streetlight Outage
Fill in required fields on form
Click Submit

Report by Phone:  1-800-895-4999



Wanted! All Recyclables!

[View Recycling Brochure]

Contacts, Hours and Locations:

Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Center
3000 E. Marland., 575-392-6571
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri 8a - 5p; Wed, Noon- 5p; Sun 10a- 3p


Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Bins
2608 Lovinginton Hwy, Mon-Fri 6a - 5p

Lea County Northern Transfer Station
40101 W. Hiap, Behind Halliburton, 575-391-2953
Mon-Sat 8a - 6p, Sun 11a - 6p

Lovington Recycling Center
1002 S. Commercial (Corner of Chaves and K Street)
575-396-4629, Mon-Fri 8a - 5p

Keep Hobbs Beautiful



Utilities Online Bill Viewer

The City of Hobbs Utilities Department is installing a new Online Billing System. We are excited to bring this new product to our citizens and encourage each of you to take advantage of this streamlined billing process. You can currently register and view your bill Online.

View My Utility Bill



Animal Adoption Center Website

We have added an area to the website dedicated to the new Hobbs Animal Adoption Center.

You can visit it here.



City of Hobbs 311

For all non-emergency concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the City of Hobbs by dialing 3-1-1

The 311 phone line is answered 8am -5pm Monday-Friday.



Community Project Map

Check out the Commission Community Project Map.


Parks & Recreation Recware

The new web address for the Parks & Recreation recware website is:



Citizen Observer

Hobbs Police will now send out information/alerts directly to the citizens of Hobbs through the use of the Citizen Observer Website.

Just go to and click on "Sign up For Citizen Observer". You can sign up to receive text messages, emails, or both, anytime Hobbs Police Department sends out information to the public.




Complaint Line

Do you have a complaint? Please let us know by emailing

A complaint line is available from most cell phones and land lines - dial 311.

Or, call 397-4195.


To contact us, please visit the City Directory or call (575) 397-9200.

To report technical errors on the website, please email


What's New

Public Meetings

Click the link below to download the agenda:

City Commission Meeting Agenda - June 1, 2015

City Commission Meeting Agenda - June 1, 2015 [Full Packet]


Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 2, 2015


New Legal Notices

The Legal Notices page has been updated with new information.


Press Releases


Ordinance 1079 - Water and Sewer Rates

[Click here] to read the changes


News about Hobbs

Click [here] to visit our Press Releases page.


Quality of life master Plan

Click the link below to download the PDF.

Quality of Life Master Plan


Water Conservation Brochure



Community Bulletin Board


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