Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when does the Board of County Commissioners meet?
The Board of County Commissioners meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month. All meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held at the Otero County Administration Building, 1101 New York Avenue, Room 123. The current County Commission Meeting Schedule can be found here.
Where can I get a copy of the meeting agendas?
Copies of the agenda for the Commission meetings are available at the reception desk in the Administration Building at 1101 New York Avenue or here. In addition, the current agenda, follow-ups to prior agendas, and minutes of the previous Board meetings are available here.
How can I address my concerns to the Board?
The Board accepts public comments on any issue on its agenda under Unscheduled Citizen Communication at the regular meetings. If you would like to appear on the agenda under Scheduled Citizen Communication, you must submit a request on the form provided at the reception desk in the Administration Building at 1101 New York Avenue or download the form here. After submitting your request to the County Manager, staff will notify you when you will appear on the commission agenda.
You may find contact information for the County Commissioners here.
How do I obtain a business license?
Otero County does not require business licenses; however, the County does require that businesses comply with State license requirements.
Where can I find phone numbers of County Departments?
Click here for a complete listing of Otero County Departments.
What population information is available on Otero County?
County Seat: Alamogordo, NM
Population: 63,797 (US Census Data)
Land Area in Square Miles: 6,613.21
Gross Receipts Tax Rate (Unincorporated Area): 5.9375%