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This is the Official Valencia County Government Website.

The Government of Valencia County and its Officials are dedicated to its citizens to provide the best possible services and access to government resources at all times. We encourage and welcome any ideas and suggestions you may have to this website or any improvement to services provided by the county government. This site is not intended to be all inclusive of the services our departments provide.

Valencia County Administration Offices
will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th 2015


We will return to regular business hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
On Monday, November 30th 2015


Conejo will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2015 & Friday November 27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. They will resume regular business hours on Saturday November 28, 2015. Please contact Conejo directly for any questions at 505-565-2256 or Public Works at 505-864-2475.

NMAC recognized county achievements for the Workers’ Compensation Pool Safety Awards

Saftey Award

Valencia County Sheriff's Department recognized for improvements and Saftey Award

The Valencia County Sheriff’s Department-VCSO- was officially granted  accreditation status under our state Accreditation Program by the NM Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council. Achieving this goal takes a great deal of commitment and focused effort.
VCSO is currently the only county in the state of New Mexico to achieve the award.

Audit Award

Audit Accountability Award
Most Improved County - Valencia County

Valencia County was one of four counties awarded an Aduit Accountability Award by the New Mexico Association of Counties and State Auditor Tim Keller for most improved audit. Pictured, from left are State Auditor Tim Keller, Valencia County Manager Jeff Condrey, Valencia County Commission Vice Chairman and NMAC executive board member Jhonathan Aragon and NMAC President and Mora County Commissioner Paula Garcia. The award is given in recognition of a large, mid-size, small and most-improved county that have done outstanding work on their audits, submitted their audits ina timely manner and have sustained excellence with the highest audit opinions for the past three years.

Regularly scheduled meetings are held at the Valencia County Administration Offices located at 444 Luna Ave. Los Lunas, NM 87031 on generally the following schedule, unless publicly noticed otherwise:

BUSINESS MEETINGS occur on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 P.M.

PUBLIC HEARINGS occur on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 P.M.

Agendas are posted on the Valencia County website ( Officials/Commission Meetings), and at the Administration Offices, District Courthouse, Meadowlake Senior Center, Del Rio Senior Center or by calling 505-866-2014.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings will now be held on Tuesdays at 4:oo pm


Animal Cruelty poster

Valencia County, New Mexico—On January 6, 7 and 8 of 2015, the bodies of four badly mutilated dogs were found dumped at the Valencia County Transfer Station. All exhibited bite-type injuries consistent with being mauled by other dogs, and each was missing all or part of one leg, which had been severed with a knife. Dog #4 was found on 1/8, Dogs #1 & #2 were discovered on 1/6, and Dog #2 on 1/7/2015. The cause of death of Dog #4 was strangulation asphyxiation. Erik Tanner, Executive Director of Valencia County Animal Control, is investigating these cases as dog fighting-related and believes the dogs may have been used as “bait” dogs to train other dogs to fight. “No animal deserves to die this way.” expressed Tanner, “We are reaching out to the community for any information they can provide to solve these cruel and disturbing criminal cases.”


CALL TOLL FREE: 877-548-6263

Commissioner Aguilar

Commissioner Aguilar attending the National Forest Service dedication of the El Camino Rael at Tome Plaza

Conejo Collection Center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays, and open Tuesday through Saturday,
8am to 3:45pm.

Call the site directly for
current status at (505) 565-2256.


Conejo Transfer Station


Conejo Collection Center is experiencing multiple equipment breakdowns, and must shut down at different times each day. Until our equipment is safely and completely fixed, we can only take about half of the usual amount of trash every open day.  Please see the link below for other facilities that may be able to accept your trash.  Thank you for your patience.
PDF with maps available by clicking on this link

Planning and Zoning Agenda July 23, 2014

PURSUANT TO NMSA 1978 SECTION, 13-1-126.1 (2013)

Triadic Sole Source Notice (PDF)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      Media Contact: David Morgan
January 23, 2014                                        Cell: (575) 649-0754

New Mexico Department of Health Reports More Flu Deaths This Season
Flu remains widespread in New Mexico

Click here for PDF

Please check the following websites for updates:


Saturday November 28th
is a NO BURN day

Is it ok to burn? Call (505) 866-2040 M-F or (505) 865-9130 on Weekends to find out.

Open Burning Rules

Valencia County Burn Ordinance

NM Environmental Burn Handout

Click here to download Living and Working with FIRE in Valencia County
Click here to download PDF guide

Valencia County, New Mexico Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Valencia County, New Mexico Community Wildfire Protection Plan PDF