City Hall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

City Commission Special Meeting
November 28, 2023
Posted November 22, 2023

Citizens who wish to speak must sign the Public Comment Registration Form located in the Commission Chamber prior to the beginning of the meeting.

The meeting can also be viewed online by visiting the [Streamed Meetings page.]

Library Board Meeting
December 5, 2023
Posted November 28, 2023

Latest News

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving holiday, City Offices will be closed after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 22nd, all day Thursday, November 23rd, and all day Friday, November 24th. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, November 27nd.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Path of Freedom

The City of Hobbs is excited to be developing the “Veterans Path of Freedom” at the Veterans Memorial Park to honor veterans, past and present. If you are a veteran, or know a veteran who would like to have their name on a brick, please submit this application form along with a proof of service and residency.

Who can be placed on the Path of Freedom: All veterans, living or deceased, who live or lived within Lea County, or who lived in Lea County at the time of entry into the service or at the time of separation, may have their name placed on a brick for free. Donations may be made to the City of Hobbs for upkeep and maintenance of the Park.

To qualify for name placement on the Path of Freedom must be currently on active duty or have received an honorable or medical discharge after having served at least 90 days of continuous active duty.

Please click the following links for more details:

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[Brick Form ›]

According to the Wildland Fire Assessment System, our area is at a very high to extreme fire danger level. It is always important to be educated about grassfire prevention, as being aware could make the difference in the loss of property or loss of life.

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The Guide - Fall 2023

Check out the Fall edition of The Guide - a great source for information about the City of Hobbs, as well as upcoming seasonal events!

FY 2024 Preliminary Budget

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Recreation Customer Portal

Register for events for the CORE and the Recreation department!

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City Commission Districts

On December 6, 2021, the Hobbs City Commission voted to adopt a new designation of City Districts. You can view the new District Map by [clicking here]

City Manager's Report

The City Manager’s Report is prepared monthly to provide general and performance information to the City Commission and the public on programs and services provided by the City. The data is compiled internally by each department/division for the purpose of improving services, responsible budgeting and enhancing transparency in local government. To view the City Manager reports (monthly and annual), please [click here].

South Convenience Center

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City Commission Rules and Procedures

To view the newly adopted Rules and Meeting Procedures for City Commission meetings, please click the following link:


Business Registration and Gross Receipts Tax Number Required

If you’re operating a business for profit in Hobbs, you must have a gross receipts tax identification number and a City of Hobbs’ business registration.

In an effort to educate the public about the laws of the City, we are providing the following information regarding the most common types of licenses needed to conduct business within the City. If you have specific questions about what type of license is required for you, please contact City Hall at 397-9200.

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State Law - Gross Receipts Tax Identification Number

All persons engaging in business in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to obtain a "Combined Reporting System" (CRS) identification number. The CRS is the Department’s method for reporting the state’s major business taxes: gross receipts tax, all local option gross receipts taxes, compensating tax, and withholding tax. The CRS identification number is your state tax identification number and is commonly called the gross receipts tax identification number.

There is no fee to obtain a CRS identification number. There are two ways to obtain a CRS identification number. The first way to obtain a CRS identification number is to submit an application to the local tax office in Roswell in person, by mail or fax and you may expect to receive your CRS identification number within one week. The second way to obtain a CRS identification number is to apply online. Online registration is available at: A CRS identification number will be automatically generated once registration is complete.

Gross Receipts Tax Rate

The gross receipts tax rate for persons engaging in business from a physical location within the Hobbs City Limits is 6.8125%. Even if your business is providing goods or services outside the City Limits or County Limits, if you are a Hobbs-based business, you must charge sales tax and remit those taxes to the State.

Business Registration - New Merchandise, Sales, Service

Each place of business with an actual physical address located within the Hobbs City Limits, operating a business for the purpose of profit and who are required to have a New Mexico taxpayer identification number, are required to obtain a City of Hobbs Business Registration. The annual cost is $25 per calendar year. (Chapter 5.04 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)

Mobile Business Registration - New Merchandise

Any person who has a valid business registration within the City of Hobbs and is engaged in mobile business activity at a location which is not their usual place of business must pay an additional $100.00 and obtain a Mobile Business Registration. The annual cost is $100.00 per calendar year. (Chapter 5.04.031 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)

Secondhand Dealer’s License - Used Merchandise

Any person operating a secondhand store or junkshop within the Hobbs City Limits, engaging in the business of buying and reselling used merchandise or goods, is required to obtain a New Mexico gross receipts tax number and a City of Hobbs Secondhand Dealer’s License. The annual cost is $50 per year. (Chapter 5.32 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)

Solicitor's Permit

A solicitor’s license is required for any person who goes from door to door visiting single family or multi-family dwellings and businesses to sell any goods, wares, merchandise or services. The annual fee is $25.00 and fingerprinting is required along with a background check and approval by the Police Chief. All approved solicitors are required to visibly display their valid Solicitor’s Permit issued by the Hobbs City Clerk’s Office which will include a photograph of the solicitor. (Chapter 5.36.010 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)


Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of the above chapters of the Hobbs Municipal Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that the violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.

Self service

Citizens Self Service

Introducing Citizen Self Service for the City of Hobbs, New Mexico. 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!

Tune in to 99.3 FM hear the latest public service announcements, event updates and emergency broadcasts from the City of Hobbs, 24 hours a day!

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

financial transparency website

City of Hobbs Financial Transparency Website

Use Code RED to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts (such as temporary trash pickup changes). Sign up for the text, call, and email service by clicking here.

You can download the mobile app here:

code red mobile app
our leadership philosophy

City of Hobbs Leadership Philosophy

Our Mission is S.E.R.V.I.C.E.

  • Safety

  • Engaged Team Members

  • Responsive

  • Visionary

  • Inclusive

  • Customer Driven

  • Enhance Quality of Life