Welcome to the Town of Carrizozo!

Updated on November 22, 2010

This is Carrizozo, the county seat of historic Lincoln County located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 54 and 380.

Population 1,100 — Elevation 5,425
Average rainfall is 12-14 inches.
Average humidity is 10-15%.
Minimal snowfall lasts only a day or two!
Average of 286 Days of Sunshine.
Compared to the rest of the country, Carrizozo's cost of living is 24.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
Carrizozo public schools spend $6,390 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Carrizozo.
The unemployment rate in Carrizozo is 5.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 10.20%).

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Upcoming Events:

Updated on August 1, 2015.

Our Website is up and running. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Leann Weihbrecht and Judy Fitz for their work in helping to put this together.

ANIMAL CONTROL

Carrizozo residents are required to have proof of rabies shots as well as a City license for their dogs and cats.
Take proof of the rabies shots to the Police Department to get a license -- $3 per year for Spayed/Neutered animals and $5 if the animal has not been.
The City license expires when the rabies license expires, so owners need to start over at the Police Department to renew licenses with rabies shot proof.


Town Council Agenda

will be posted on our website beginning in May 2013 in the info section.
You can view and print the document here.


STOP Sign Changes:

Please be aware that new stop signs are up at the following locations:

  • B Ave & 12th St is now a 4 Way STOP intersection.
  • 17th St & Gum Ave is now a 3 Way STOP intersection.
  • 17th St & Jasmine Ave is now a 3 Way STOP intersection.

Municipal Court Closed.

Tickets are handled thru the Magistrate Office. Please call 575-648-2389 for more information.

Carrizozo Festival and Artist's Studio Tour.

August 15-15, 2015. Parade at 10 am Saturday August 15.

White Sands Missle Range Closures.

Please call (575) 678-1178 for updates.

Lincoln County Fair.

Monday August 3 thru Saturday August 8, 2015.

To report an emergency after hours please call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 575-648-2341.

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