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Clerk

Office: 100 N. Date
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday

The Sierra County Clerk is the elected official responsible for the keeping of vital records, including County Ordinances and Resolutions (below).

The County Clerk is also the County chief election’s officer and oversees all election processes. Early voting is held in the County Clerk’s office.

Absentee ballots may be requested from the New Mexico Secretary of State website. More Voter Registration information is available on their Voter Information page or on the US Election Assistance Commission website.

Business Licenses are submitted to the County Clerk’s Office. As of January 1, 2013, Licenses are $50 per year. Any person engaged in any business in Sierra County shall obtain a license with the County Clerk’s office, unless they are in a municipality, in which case a municipal business license is required.

Business License applications are available below in PDF form, and may be filled out in advance, but must be submitted in person to the Clerk’s office.


Election Information

Early Voting for the 2021 Regular Local Election will be held at the Sierra County Clerk’s Office 100 N. Date St. Suite 6 beginning on October 5, 2021. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 8-5 until October 29th. We will be open for the last day of early voting on Saturday October 30 from 10-6. All county offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday October 11, and early voting will not be available.


November 2021 Proclamations from the Secretary of State

proclamation amendment 2021 09 01

FORMS (pdf format)


Office: 100 N. Date
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes for the Regular Local Election

Beginning October 5 2021, Absentee Ballot Drop-off Boxes will be available in Truth or Consequences in front of the County Building at 100 N. Date Street, and in Elephant Butte at City Hall, 103 Water Avenue.

DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
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Chief Deputy Clerk
Amy Whitehead
Clerk I
Cortney Armijo
Clerk II
Eileen Davis
Clerk II
Cathy Colón

Ordinances & Resolutions

To obtain copies of ordinances or resolutions that are not available as downloads below, please contact the Clerk's office. Cost for copies is $1 per page.

Ordinances

Number
Name
Effective Date
21-002
04/20/2021
20-004
08/18/2020
20-001
05/19/2020
19-019
01/22/2019
19-06
12/19/2019
19-05
09/17/2019
19-04
08/20/2019
19-03
04/16/2019
18-019
10/17/2018
18-018
10/17/2018
18-016
06/08/2018
18-015
05/15/2018
18-014
03/20/2018
17-013
06/13/2017
17-012
05/17/2017
17-011
05/17/2017
16-009
11/15/2016
16-008
03/16/2016
16-007
02/12/2016
15-006
01/15/2016
15-004
06/23/2015
15-003
Tax Rebate Benefiting Low-Income
didn't pass
15-002
04/10/2015
15-001
03/17/2015
14-010
Additional 1/12 County GRT
didn't pass
14-009
Hold Harmless
14-008
Proclamation Calling for Election
14-007
Regional Transit District GRT
14-006
Countywide Emergency Communication GRT
14-005
Fireworks Ban
14-004
Safety Net Care Pool Fund
14-003
Amendment to Ordinance 87-011
14-002
Governmental Conduct Ordinance
14-001
Burn Ordinance
13-004
Mobile Home
13-003
Fireworks Ban
06/11/2013
13-002
Burn Ordinance
13-001
Tax Rebate Benefiting Low-Income
12-001
Hospital Loan Ordinance
11-013
Amending Ordinance 94-003,96-001,97-005 Hospital Emergency GRT
08/21/2012
11-012
Solid Waste Ordinance
11-011
Burn Ordinance
06/26/2012
11-010
Fireworks Ban
06/07/2012
11-009
Business License Ordinance
03/22/2012
11-008
Subdivision Regulations Sierra County Fire and Emergency Services Administrative
11-007
Subdivision Regulations
11/03/2011
11-006
Burn Ordinance
06/17/2011
11-005
Declaring the Town of Cuchillo a Traditional Historic Community
11-004
Fireworks Ban
06/09/2011
11-003
Burn Ordinance
03/17/2011
11-002
Governmental Conduct Ordinance
03/17/2011
11-001
Tax Rebate Benefiting Low-Income
didn't pass
10-004
Amendment to Indigent Health Care Policy #91-003
10/21/2010
10-003
Industrial Taxable Revenue Bonds
didn't pass
10-002
Amendment to the Floodplain Ordinance #96-004
06/06/2010
10-001
Illegal Waste Disposal Ordinance
04/04/2010
09-006
Personnel Policy
10/15/2009
09-005
Amendment to County of Sierra Labor Management Relations Ordinance
10/15/2009
09-004
Un-muffled Retarder and Un-muffled Straight Pipes During Deceleration
07/16/2009
09-003
County of Sierra Labor Management Relations Ordinance
07/30/2009
09-002
Sierra County Planning Ordinance
06/28/2009
09-001
Tax Rebate Benefiting Low-Income
didn't pass
08-002
County Regional Spaceport Tax
08-001
Construction of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations & Related Facilities
07-002
Personnel Policy
06/14/2007
07-001
Loan & Intercept Agreement – NMFA & County
02/15/2007
06-001
Regulation of sitting of Wireless Telecommunications Facility
02/02/2006
05-003
Shared Leave Policy
09/27/2005
05-002
County Correctional Facility Gross Receipts Tax
08/04/2005
05-001
County Gross Receipts Tax
08/04/2005
03-001
Loan & Intercept Agreement with NMFA
01/16/2003
01-001
Adoption of Hospital GRT
09/06/2001
00-001
Amendment to Personnel Policy
08/15/2000
99-008
Sierra County Subdivision Regulations
10/14/1999
99-007
Personnel Policy Changes
09/09/1999
99-006
Sheriff‘s Off Collective Bargaining
05/14/1999
99-005
Rural Addressing
05/14/1999
99-004
Establishing Personnel Policies Amends 93-022 & 87-013
99-003
Landfill rates
04/22/1999
99-002
County Health Care GRT
04/08/1999
99-001
County Gross Receipt Tax
04/08/1999
98-006
Establishing Community Restoration Fees
10/22/1998
98-005
Abolishing Existing County Ordinance & Amend for Elephant Butte Estates
05/23/1998
98-004
Land Subdivision Regulations
98-003
Proposal / Healthcare / Medicaid Match
05/14/1998
98-002
Solid Waste Rates
05/14/1998
98-001
Sierra County Personnel Policy Manual amends 93-002
97-006
Elephant Butte Zoning Regulations, amends 87-009
97-005
County Hospital Emergency Gross Receipts Tax
07/24/1997
97-003
Manufactured Housing
05/22/1997
97-002
Economic Development Ordinance
05/08/1997
96-006
Emergency Fireworks Ban
06/06/1996
96-005
Juvenile Detention Parental Responsibility/Public
04/18/1996
96-004
Flood Prevention Ordinance Repealing 93-020
04/18/1996
96-001
Amendment to Ordinance 94-003
03/21/1996
94-005
Amendment to 92-002 Business Lic. & Fees
07/07/1994
94-004
Advance Life Support
04/07/1994
94-003
County Hospital Emergency GRT
03/17/1994
94-002
Sierra County Business License Fees
03/03/1994
94-001
Prevention of Introduction Of Predatory Species
02/03/1994
93-024
Cemetery Board Created
11/04/1993
93-023
Occupancy Tax Lien
10/14/1993
93-022
Personnel Policy
08/19/1993
93-021
Landfill Rates
07/15/1993
93-020
Flood Damage Prevention
08/05/1993
93-019
Amending Fire Code
07/01/1993
93-018
Repeal Fireworks Ord. 90-002
07/01/1993
93-017
Medicaid Gross Receipts Tax
06/24/1993
93-016
Gross Receipts Tax
06/03/1993
93-015
Five Member Commission
05/06/1993
93-014
Elephant Butte Zoning Regulations
05/16/1993
93-013
Flood Damage-Previous Amendment 82-001
03/18/1993
92-012
Environmental Planning & Review Process
12/17/1992
92-011
Waste Disposal Systems Permit Requirements
08/20/1992
92-010
Regulating Landfills and Refuse
08/20/1992
92-008
Rural Addressing
08/16/1992
91-007
Handicap Parking Ordinance
04/16/1992
91-006
New Facility for Disposal of Liquid Waste and Rates
12/16/1991
91-005
Fair Housing Ordinance – Amends 90-001
10/21/1991
91-003
Indigent Hospital Claims
10/09/1991
91-001
Interim Land Use Policy Plan
09/09/1991

Resolutions

Number
Name
Effective Date
109-080
05/18/2021
109-079
05/18/2021
109-078
05/18/2021
109-077
05/18/2021
109-076
05/18/2021
109-075
05/18/2021
109-030
11/30/2020
109-029
11/17/2020
109-027
11/17/2020
109-026
11/17/2020
109-025
11/17/2020
109-024
10/20/2020
109-023
10/20/2020
109-022
10/20/2020
109-021
10/20/2020
109-020
10/20/2020
109-019
09/15/2020
109-018
09/15/2020
109-017
09/15/2020
109-016
09/15/2020
109-015
09/15/2020
109-014
09/15/2020
109-013
08/18/2020
109-012
08/18/2020
109-011
08/18/2020
109-010
08/18/2020
109-076
05/18/2020
108-013
08/20/2019
107-014
08/24/2018