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To report technical errors on the website, please email webmaster@hobbsnm.org



Informational Video


All city Buildings closed at noon 4/18

All City buildings will be closed at noon on Friday, April 18.

Normal operations will resume on Monday.



Consumer Confidence Report 2013


[click here for the report]



Oil, Gas Boom Stokes Hobbs

 The oil patch city of Hobbs in southeastern New Mexico, riding high on the energy boom, was the eighth fastest-growing “micropolitan area” in the country from mid-2012 to mid-2013, according to a recent report by the Census Bureau. 

Hobbs, whose population grew by 2.9 percent over the 12-month period, was among cities in or near the Great Plains that dominated the fastest-growing lists of metropolitan and micropolitan areas. 

A common thread among most of these cities was their connection to extractive industries, primarily oil and gas. 

“The energy boom on the Plains ... (has) attracted job seekers from around the country,” said Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson in a prepared statement in the report. 

[click here for the full article]


City Commissioners Oaths of Office

City Clerk Jan Fletcher administers the Oaths of Office to Joseph Calderon, Garry Buie, and John Boyd.


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]



Notice of Cancellation of 2014 Municipal Election

Under §3-14-7 of the New Mexico State Law as applicable to a Commission-Manager form of government, if no more candidates qualify for office than there are vacancies to be filled, they shall be declared elected without a vote, upon certification by the Municipal Clerk.   

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, the Hobbs City Commission formally approved the Municipal Clerk’s Certification of Unopposed Candidates and cancelled the regular municipal election scheduled on March 4, 2014.  The following candidates have been certified as unopposed and are hereby elected as follows:      



City Commissioner - District 4

Joseph D. Calderon

City Commissioner - District 5

Garry A. Buie

City Commissioner - District 6

John W. Boyd

Municipal Judge - At Large

Benjamin H. Harrison



Parks & Recreation Save the Date 2014

Father Daughter Dance - February 7th
Enjoy quality time with Dad/Father figure. This year we're going to a Hoedown! Tickets go on sale January 2014

Community Easter Egg Hunt - Sat. April 19th
Join us for our 70,000 EGG-travaganza! MLK Soccerplex, 9AM for kids walking through 4th grade

Great American Clean Up - Sat. April 26th
The Hobbs Spring Clean Up will take place at Synder Park, next to Head Start. We are asking groups and individual volunteers to contact us early at 397-9292, so we know toexpect you and pre-assign a location to you. This greatly helps us expedite the morning registration process.

Swim Lessons and Speciality Classes - Spring 2014
Log on to set up your account to register for Swim Lessons and Speciality Classes.

Registration opens online May 1 and in person at the Parks & Recreation office on May2nd. With this service we will also keep you posted on upcoming events so you never miss out, and we also send you a link to our NEW online flipbook!

Movies Under the Stars - May through August
May 23 - Monster's University
June 27 - Man of Steel
July 25 - Despicable Me 2
August 22 - Frozen

All Pools Open - May 24
Grab your suit, kids, and suscreen and visit our outdoor aquatic facilities for the coolest time in town! Open 7 days a week, until August.

Dog Daze of Summer - September 6
Bring your pooch to the pool for a howlin' good time. With a shot clinic, pet info booths, contests, and more, we guarantee a good time for you and Man's Best Friend!

Haunted House - October 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1
Join us for a hauntingly good time! Our Haunted house of Horrors boasts the longest haunted house in town, with a real haunted house and orchard. All proceeds go to the Opportunity House of Hobbs & the Hobbs Teen Center Youth. No kids under 10 allowed. Yes, it's that scary!

Halloween Carnival - October 25
Join us at the Lea County Event Center for some creepy fun at the Halloween Carnival!

The City of Hobbs teams up with the Hobbs Schools for this fund raising event, providing safe games, costume contests, and more!

Fall Community Clean Up - August 9, September 13, October 11, and November 1
Haul your junk to the curb and we'll haul it off at no charge!

Light up the Night Decorating Contest
Decorate your house for this wonderful neighborhood holiday contest. Compete in various categories for cash prizes!

*All dates, times, and events are subject to change without notice.*



2014 Business Registrations

The calendar year 2014 business registration renewals have now been mailed.  Due to a computer error, the renewal notices reflect the bill is for 2013.   Please note that all payments will be processed for the calendar year 2014 and all business registrations will be issued for the calendar year 2014.  We apologize for this technical error and any inconvenience.

The Hobbs City Code requires all businesses located within the city limits to obtain a business registration each calendar year.  Renewals may be obtained in 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. Address corrections, name changes or cancellations may be handled over the telephone by calling the Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.   Credit card payments can also be handled over the telephone by using Visa, Master Card or Discover.

January 31, 2014, is the last day business registrations for the year 2014 can be renewed without paying a late penalty.  A $10.00 late penalty will be added to all unpaid business registrations.



Hobbs Express

New Location: 424 West Broadway

Special Promotion! Ride FREE all month long during December!


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.

Visit www.hobbsnm.org/business_services.html




How to report a street light outage

Go to www.xcelenergy.com

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



Hobbs Visitors Guide

View the Hobbs Visitor Guide [here.]



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 www.hobbspd.com 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 complaints@hobbsnm.org

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

Or, call 397-4195.



Do you have an upcoming event announcement to make? Look no further!

Our electronic community bulletin board service is free of charge!

Click here for the bulletin board application form, contact information, and instructions, or call (575) 397-9335.

Hobbs News-Sun Articles

What's New

Public Meetings

Click the link below to download the agenda:

Planning Board Meeting Agenda, April 15, 2014

City Commission Work Session Meeting Agenda, April 16, 2014

Lodgers' Tax Meeting Agenda, April 9, 2014

Lodgers' Tax Meeting Agenda, April 9, 2014 [Full Packet]

Cemetery Agenda, April 9, 2014

New Legal Notices

The Legal Notices page has been updated with new information.

Web Page Additions or Updates

Animal Adoption Center

Flood Hazard Awareness

Municipal Code

Application Xtender

Business Services