Lookup Public Records in Hidalgo CountyNew Mexico. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Hidalgo County, New Mexico Overview

Hidalgo County is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The county was formed in 1920 and named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who is known as the Father of Mexican Independence. The county seat is Lordsburg. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 4,302 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,446 square miles of which 3,437 square miles is land and 9.1 square miles is water. Hidalgo County borders the following counties: Grant County to the north; Luna County to the east; Cochise County, Arizona to the west; Greenlee County, Arizona to the northwest; Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico to the southwest; Ascensión, Chihuahua, Mexico to the southeast and Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico to the south. Hidalgo County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 88020, 88040, 88045, 88009 and 88056. The most populated zip code is 88045.

Hidalgo County Assessor’s Office Information

The Hidalgo County Assessor’s goal is to provide fair and equitable assessment of all real and personal property for county taxing authorities. The Assessor determines property value of homes, businesses, and other taxable property within the County for ad valorem tax purposes. The office compiles the tax roll for the County Treasurer for real property (land and improvements), personal property (business equipment), livestock and manufactured homes. The Assessor’s office maintains current and correct ownership records of all property within the county. The Assessor also determines if property is exempt by the state of New Mexico.

Property tax records maintained at the Hidalgo County Assessor’s Office are public and can be accessed online by visiting the following link:


The physical address of the Hidalgo County Assessor’s Office is:

Hidalgo County Courthouse
300 Shakespeare
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Email: jody.hatch@hidalgocounty.org
Phone: (575) 542-3433
Fax: (575) 542-3193
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jody Hatch is the County Assessor of Hidalgo County. He can be contacted at (575) 542-3433 or emailed at jody.hatch@hidalgocounty.org

Hidalgo County Assessor’s Office Staff:

Martin Neave, County Chief Deputy Assessor
Email: martin.neave@hidalgocounty.org

Hidalgo County Probate Court Office Information

The Probate Court office responsibilities are as follows:

  • Probate Court is responsible for the management of informal probate proceedings.
  • It conducts marriage ceremonies of those holding a NM marriage license.
  • It aids heirs in timely resolution of issues regarding real and personal property of deceased persons and alleviates the need for attorneys in matters easily completed by ordinary citizens.

Once a probate case is filed, it should be kept open until all creditors receive notice and make claims, taxes are paid and estate assets are distributed. Once the probate is closed, the Personal Representative no longer has authority to act for the estate. The recording fee to file for an informal probate in the Probate Court is $30.00. Certification of filed documents is $1.00 per document. Copies of the files can be provided by the court for $.25 per page.

The physical address of the Hidalgo County Probate Court Office is:

300 Shakespeare
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Email: carmen.acosta@hidalgocounty.org
Phone: (575) 542-9512
Office Hours: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Carmen Acosta is the County Clerk Hidalgo County. She can be contacted at (575) 542-9512 or emailed at carmen.acosta@hidalgocounty.org

Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office Information

The County Clerk is an elected county official. Some of the responsibilities of the office include:

  • Handling voter registration and election administration.
  • Acting as ex-officio clerk of the County Probate Court.
  • Acting as ex-officio clerk to the Hidalgo County Board of Commissioners, creating and maintaining minutes of the meetings of the board for permanent record.
  • Recording, filing, and preserving all types of documents submitted for public and permanent record.
  • Issuing Lodger’s Tax Applications.
  • Issuing Business Licenses.
  • Issuing Liquor Licenses.
  • Issuing Marriage Licenses and maintaining database for permanent record.

Most records are public records and available for public access and research. To access the recorded documents at the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office online, visit the following link:

The physical address of the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office is:

Entry level of Hidalgo County Courthouse
300 Shakespeare
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Email: melissa.delagarza@hidalgocounty.org
Phone: (575) 542-9213
Fax: (575) 542-3193
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Melissa De LaGarza is the County Clerk of Hidalgo County. She can be contacted at (575) 542-9213 or emailed at melissa.delagarza@hidalgocounty.org

Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office Staff:

Alyssa Olivas Esquivel, County Chief Deputy Clerk
Email: alyssa.esquivel@hidalgocounty.org

Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 300 Shakespeare St, Lordsburg, NM 88045, United States
Phone: 575-542-9213

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