Find out more about your city government, elected officials, boards and commissions for Artesia, New Mexico.

Artesia Center City Government Office

612 N 8th St, Artesia, NM 88210 Phone: (575) 746-9009

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Phillip Burch


  1. Phillip Burch

    Home Ph: 575-746-2300
    Work Ph: 575-746-3593

    P.O. Box 1310
    Artesia, NM 88211


The City of Artesia is comprised of many different departments which provide a wide variety of services to the residents of Artesia. These services range from public safety to utilities, infrastructure to senior services, streets to recreation and a whole lot more.

City Attorney

The City Attorney provides legal advise for the staff and elected officials of the City of Artesia. The City Attorney is responsible for researching all legal issues involving city departments.

Clerk / Treasurer

The City Clerk is an officer of the city, appointed by the City Council. The position of City Clerk is a statutory position required by State law. The city clerk serves as the department head for the Finance and Administration Department, Airport, Commission on Aging (Senior Center), Library, and Museum.

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for:
  • Minutes of Council Meetings
  • City Ordinance
  • City Code
  • Resolutions
  • Records
  • Elections
  • Business Registrations and Licenses
  • Miscellaneous Permits

City Council Meetings
The agendas and council packets for each council meeting are prepared by the Mayor's Office. To request to be on the agenda, please contact the Mayor's Office.

The City Clerk attends every meeting of the City Council and prepares the minutes of the proceedings. The city clerk also maintains all ordinances and resolutions of the governing body.

City Ordinances & Resolutions
Ordinances represent the laws of Artesia and are codified into the City Code. City Code books are also available for review at the Public Library. Resolutions are statements of policy of the City Council. Copies are available for review in the city clerk's office.

Miscellaneous Permits
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the issuance of certain permits for various operations within the City of Artesia, including garage sales, solicitors, pet licenses, public dances, and taxi services. Applications are available at the City Clerk's Office.

Artesia Fire Department

Our Mission
To protect life and property, by providing our citizens with quality service through emergency planning and response, code administration, fire prevention and education, in a competent and professional manner.

Artesia Police Dept.

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of Artesia Police Department to protect and serve our citizens. We do this while building relationships with them and while holding people, including ourselves, accountable for their actions.

The City of Artesia Police Department is a full-service police department that prides itself on its strong partnership with the community. Through the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the department, and the support of council members and the community, the city continues to be a safe community with a high quality of life and top quality services for its residents.

  1. Administration
  2. Animal Control
  3. Animal Shelter
  4. Career Opportunities
  5. Community Policing
  6. Criminal Investigations
  7. Detention
  8. Evidence and Property
  9. Patrol
  10. Request a Public Record or Report
  11. School Resources Officers
  12. Submit a Compliment or Complaint

Water Department

The Water Department is responsible for maintaining the city's water and sewer lines. The department focuses on the quality of water. They maintain the system and remain compliant with the EPA and other agencies. The Water Department also oversees ongoing projects and upgrades to our water and sewer systems to better serve the community.
  • Maintain sewer main lines
  • Read residential and business water meters
  • Repair, replace and maintaining fire hydrants, water mains, and water meters
  • Respond to sewer back-ups and overflows
  • Respond to water leaks
  1. Cemetery
  2. Facility Maintenance
  3. Fleet Maintenance
  4. Parks
  5. Streets
  6. Solid Waste
  7. Wastewater
  8. Water


The City of Artesia provides a wide variety of services to the residents of Artesia. Some services are also extended to the residents of North Eddy County.

  1. Ambulance Billing
  2. Animal Control
  3. Building Permits
  4. Bulk Trash & Recycling
  5. Code Enforcement
  6. Fire & EMS Services
  7. Jobs
  8. Library
  9. Pay Court Fine or Citation
  10. Police Services
  11. Public Event Permit
  12. Recreational Activities
  13. Request a Public Record or Report
  14. Reserve a City Facility
  15. Senior Center
  16. Submit a Compliment or Complaint
  17. Utility Services











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