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Date: March 30, 2020

UPDATED Eddy County Assessor Statement

Per the directive from Governor Lujan Grisham, March 25th, 2020 the Eddy County Assessor closed offices in Carlsbad and Artesia to the public to follow the Stay at Home order.

If you have any concerns or protests with your Notice of Values and can utilize our on line protest forms found on our website at, please do so. With the 5 persons in one area limit, we will need to make appointments for all protests.

Myself and staff are available by phone or email. Please contact our office in Carlsbad at 575-885-3813, in Artesia at 575-746-9870 or find the employee directory on our website. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the incredible speed at which things are changing around us, we are doing our part to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to assure you that we are here to support you.

Gemma Ferguson

Eddy County Assessor



The County has implemented a new software program starting the 2017 tax year. The software will produce one notice of value per property code, which may result in multiple notice of values. If you have multiple properties, you will not have one owner number. All parcels will have individual account numbers. If you have any questions concerning, please come in or call us.

Notice of Value and Property Lookup

Some of the changes with our software update.
​Account numbers for each parcel begins with:
  • R- Real Property Account
  • M- Mobile Home Account
  • P- Business Personal Property Account
  • C- Centrally Assessed Account

Land Splits and Combinations

Per State Regulation All taxes MUST be paid in advance of any split or combine.

​​New Mexico Statutes NM Stat § 7-38-44.1
​A. For real property subject to valuation for property taxation purposes in a taxable year that is divided or combined, a county shall proceed to determine the taxes due on the property by using the prior year's tax rate, if the current tax rates have not been set, and the prior year's value, if the current year value has not been set, and proceed to immediately collect the taxes, penalties, interest and fees through the taxable year in which the property is divided or combined.

B. A taxpayer shall pay the taxes, penalties, interest and fees due on real property divided or combined through the taxable year in which the property is divided or combined prior to filing a plat.
​Some helpful steps to follow.

  • Survey completed and signed off by licensed surveyor.
  • Assessor's Office for paid in advance for all taxes owed.
  • Treasurer's Office takes payment for subdivision or claim of exemption fees.
  • Approved plat is recorded with County Clerk's Office.

Agricultural Land

Property Transfer and Exemption Forms


Tax District Class 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carlsbad-IN Residential 26.248 25.122 24.409 24.584 24.701
Carlsbad-IN Non-Residential 29.211 29.172 28.870 28.860 28.810
Carlsbad-OUT Residential 20.929 20.080 19.501 19.634 19.795
Carlsbad-OUT Non-Residential 23.257 22.947 22.645 22.635 22.585
Loving 10-IN Residential 17.200 21.586 23.032 15.958 15.419
Loving 10-IN Non-Residential 19.310 23.803 25.962 18.412 17.804
Loving 10-OUT Residential 15.534 19.960 21.444 14.328 13.846
Loving 10-OUT Non-Residential 17.169 21.834 23.783 16.215 15.737
Artesia 16-IN Residential 18.939 19.096 18.577 22.249 21.354
Artesia 16-IN Non-Residential 20.809 21.418 21.375 24.314 23.392
Artesia 16-OUT Residential 18.939 19.096 18.577 18.749 17.880
Artesia 16-OUT Non-Residential 20.809 21.418 21.375 20.814 19.892
Hope 16D-IN Residential 23.577 23.307 22.605 23.002 22.246
Hope 16D-IN Non-Residential


29.068 29.025 28.464 27.542

Soil & Water Conservation

One or more Soil & Water Conservation Rates will apply to all districts.
District Rate 2015 Rate 2016 Rate 2017 Rate 2018 Rate 2019
PENASCO 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000
CSWCD 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700
CEN VAL 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500
A EAGLE DR 0.141 0.136 0.150 0.150 0.150
PVAC 3.947 3.856 4.000 4.000 4.000
COTTONWOOD 2.671 2.596 2.608 2.729 2.780
HACKBERRY 0.906 0.843 0.978 0.979 0.932


Animal Rate 2015 Rate 2016 Rate 2017 Rate 2018 Rate 2019
Cattle 8.739 8.049 10.000 10.000 10.000
Dairy Cattle 4.523 4.220 5.000 5.000 5.000
Goat/Sheep 9.440 9.428 10.000 10.000 10.000
Bison 10.000 9.986 9.972 10.000 9.659
Horses 8.709 8.777 6.965 7.833 8.504

Mobile Home Sales or Purchases

If you are moving or selling your mobile home, the Assessor will require the new site address, new mailing address and new owner's name as it should appear on the new title to be issued by the state Motor Vehicle Department. After all information is provided, you will need to go to the Treasurer's Office to get a tax release. The Treasurer will collect all prior and current year taxes before signing and sealing the tax release. After payment gas been made, you need to return to the Assessor Office with receipt of payment for a moving permit. The ​paperwork must then be taken to the Motor Vehicle Department for the changes to be made. A copy of the new title must be taken to the Assessor to complete the transaction. No changes will be made at the Assessor's Office until a new title has been returned. The current owner will be responsible for taxes if new title is not returned to our office.

When buying or moving any manufactured home in or out of the unincorporated areas
of the County, please follow the procedures in the link below:
  Eddy County Manufactured Home Placement Ordinance

Rendering Period Yearly- January 1st to last day of February 

Disclaimer for Assessor Records
This public information is furnished by the Eddy County Assessor's Office. The information must be accepted and used with the understanding that the data received was developed and collected for the purpose of developing a property tax roll as pursuant to statute. This information is provided as a courtesy to the public and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The Eddy County Assessor's Office makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy or suitability of this data for any particular use. The Eddy County Assessor's Office assumes no liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of this data.