Rural Addressing

325 Tiger Drive
Capitan, NM 88316
Office phone: (575) 354-2922
Office fax: (575) 354-9412

Rural Property Addressing aims to provide all occupied rural properties with a nationally recognized addresses that will assist Emergency Services and other service providers in locating a property. A rural address will consist of a distance-based road number, road name, locality and postcode. The new addresses will only identify the property location and not who lives there, therefore not impacting the privacy of the residents.

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New Addresses

For a new or existing structure that does not have an official 9-1-1 address one will be provided once appropriate procedures are followed:

  1. If the property driveway comes off County maintained road then a County Road Driveway Permit is needed before address is issued. That permit can be obtained from the County Road Department by calling (575) 354-2922.
  2. If the property driveway comes off a private road then the driveway needs to be in place in order to obtain a GPS marking of the location. Once the GPS is marked a 9-1-1 address will be issued. Contact the County Road Department by calling (575) 354-2922.

Address Signage

The cost of County address placards are as follows and include the two-sided reflective placard, post, bracket and hardware:

  1. County address placards are available in the County Road Department for the cost of $40.00 for self-pick-up and installation (which is the County’s cost for materials), Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-5:00 pm.
  2. We offer delivery & installation of the placard for a total cost of $40.00, which can be obtained by mailing in a check or money order to our office. PO Box 666, Capitan, NM 88345.

Road Signage

Our County Rural Addressing office also maintains the County Road Name Signage, if a sign is missing, down or destroyed our office will replace it in a timely manner.
If the Signage is for a Private Road that has already been approved by the County then the property owners may call in a request for a new sign.

  1. Street Signs are available at the County Road Department for the cost of $180.00 (which is the County’s cost for materials), and includes the two-sided reflective sign, post, bracket and hardware.
  2. New street sign only (does not include post, bracket, or hardware) is $120.00