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How do I find Town Hall?

We are located at 400 Camino de la Placita, in Taos. Our schedule is Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm except on holidays.

How do I reach my Council Members?

Contact the Executive Administrative Assistant at 575-751-2002 or visit the Town Council Page.

How do I share ideas and concerns with the Mayor and Council?

The Town of Taos is interested in hearing concerns and suggestions from citizens and businesses.  Individuals may address the governing body at Town Council Workshop Meetings, Town Council Regular Meetings during Citizens Forum, public hearings or at any other time via telephone, email or written communication.  

Important Note

If you have documents you want reviewed and/or considered by the Mayor and Council, you may email Francella Garcia or submit them to the Town Clerk's Office located at:
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571

When are Town Council Meetings?

Regular Town Council Meetings of the Town of Taos are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m.  Workshop Meetings are conducted on Mondays preceding each Regular Town Council Meeting at 4:00 p.m. Meetings will take place at the Town Council Chambers located at 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, New Mexico.   Any meetings that falls on an observed holiday or other scheduled closure is held at the same time and place on the next business day or as approved by the Town Council.  Special Meetings are scheduled as needed and are also held at the Town Council Chambers unless otherwise noted on the agenda.  For more information email Francella Garcia or call the Town Clerk’s Office at (575)751-2004.

All meeting agendas are available on the Town’s website at least 72-hours prior to the meeting. Regular meetings, special meetings and workshop meetings are streamed live and are archived for viewing.

For LIVE STREAMING and to watch previous meetings, click here.

How do I call specific departments at Town Hall?

You may view the Town Staff Directory

How do I find Recreation Information?

These resources will provide information about Recreation in Taos:

How do I get a business registration and/or other permits?

Please go to the  License, Permit & Development Review Applications web page to access the different applications or call Dinah Gonzales at 575-751-2034.


How do I pay my property tax?

The Treasurer’s Office is the property tax collector for the Taos County, Municipalities, School Districts, Special Districts and the State of New Mexico; and acts as a Fiscal Agent for other agencies within Taos County.

Contact County Treasurer's Office

Contact that office by calling 575-737-6340, or visit:

105 Albright Street
Suite F
Taos, NM 87571
Taos County Treasure's Office Website

How do I vote at a Municipal Election?

Regular Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday in March of even-numbered years. At the regular municipal elections, the main purpose is to elect the Mayor, Councilmembers and Municipal Judge, although sometimes a question 

Regular Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday in March of even-numbered years. At the regular municipal elections, the main purpose is to elect the Mayor, Councilmembers and Municipal Judge, although sometimes a question may be placed on the regular election ballot. The Town Clerk is statutorily responsible for administering the Municipal Election.

The 2020 Regular Municipal Election will be for the election of:

Two Council Members, for a four year term

The 2022 Regular Municipal Election will be for the election of:

  • One Mayor, for a four year term
  • Two Council Members, for a four year term
  • One Municipal Judge, for a four year term

Voting Requirements

View the local voting requirements.

Register to Vote

For instructions on how to register to vote, please visit the New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Services webpage, linked below:

Link: New Mexico Online Voter Registration

More Information

For further information, contact the Town Clerk's office at 575-751-2004 or email Francella Garcia 

How do I find information on the Town's budget?

The proposed budget and budget message, and all supporting schedules shall be a public record in the office of the Finance Director, open to public inspection by any interested citizen. The Finance Director shall cause the proposed budget to be printed or otherwise reproduced and sufficient copies thereof made available for use in all line departments. Interested citizens may obtain a copy of the budget from the Town at a cost to cover the fee for printing or view online.

View the Town of Taos Budget for this year.

How do I pay my Town court fines or traffic citations online?

Taos Municipal Courts have partnered with CitePayUSA to provide secure online payments.

Make a Taos Municipal Court Online Payment.

How do I report a stray animal within the Town and County?

Report a stray animal within:

  • Taos County:
    Contact: Animal Control officer
    Phone: 575-758-3361
    Animal Control Page
  • Town of Taos:
    Contact: Animal Control
    Phone: 575-751-2039

How do I become a member of the Senior Center?

Ancianos is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to senior citizens 60 years of age and older, and their spouses, regardless of age in Taos County.

Program Governance

The Program is governed by an 11 member board which is made up of:

  • Four representatives from individual senior centers
  • One representative for the Foster Grandparent Senior Companion Volunteer Program
  • One representative from an undeserved and/or unserved geographical area
  • One representative from a civic organization providing service to senior citizens
  • A member representing the Village of Questa
  • A member representing the Town of Taos
  • A member representing Taos County


More Information

View the Ancianos Organization Website.

How do I sign up for water, garbage, and sewer?

Visit Utility Billing and review the service forms available. Download required application forms and other important forms. You may also pick up the forms you need by visiting the Utility Billing office located at:
Town of Taos Hall
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571

How do I schedule an event on the Plaza or a Town Park?

For information about scheduling an event at a Town Park or the Plaza Email Moises Sanchez with the Facilities Department or call 575-770-3419.

Town of Taos Parks Division Applications

How do I make a Public Records Request?

The Town of Taos and the Taos Police Department have implemented an online public records request portal. Please submit your request at the following link: Taos NM Public Records Center. This portal assists the Town Clerk’s Office and the Taos Police Department with ensuring the quickest and most efficient response to our citizens.

You can also visit the Office of the Town Clerk located at:

Taos Town Hall
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-751-2004

How do I find information about the Recycling Center?

The Town of Taos Recycling Center is located at:
201 Bertha Street
Taos, NM 87571

More Information

For more information, call 575-758-9679 or visit the Town of Taos Recycling Center Page.

How do I access the Municipal Code?

Access the Municipal Code Online or visit the Town Clerk's office located at:
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571

How do I apply for a job?

Complete an Employment Application (PDF). A completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to:
Human Resources
Town of Taos
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-751-2009


Online Job Postings

To learn more about current job opportunities visit our online job posting.

How do I obtain a Liquor License or a Special Dispenser Permit?

Liquor License

Read about obtaining a Liquor License.

Please visit the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division Link to the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division to apply for a license.

Link: New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division License Applications

Special Dispenser Permits

Learn how to get a Special Dispenser Permit.

Please visit the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division to obtain a special dispenser permit application. 

Link: New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division Special Dispenser Permit Application

Public Celebration Permits

Learn how to get a Public Celebration Permit.

Please visit the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division to obtain a public celebration permit application.

Link:  New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division Public Celebration Permit Application


How do I get on the Town Council Agenda?

To be placed on the Town Council Regular Meeting agenda you must submit this request 11 days prior to the date of the Council Meeting.  Regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. Please provide the following:

  • Your name
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • A clear description of what you would like to discuss

You may submit the request by email to Town Clerk Francella Garcia or bring the request to the Town Clerk's Office located at:
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571
(575)751-2004


Upon the approval of your request you will be contacted. 

Workshop meetings are conducted on Mondays preceding each Regular Town Council Meeting at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend to discuss concerns and ideas to the governing body.