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How Do I...?

  1. ... find Town Hall?
  2. ... reach my Council Members?
  3. ... share ideas and concerns with the Mayor and Council?
  4. ... find out when the Town Council meets?
  5. ... call specific departments at Town Hall?
  6. ... find Recreation Information?
  7. ... get a business license?
  8. ... pay my property tax?
  9. ... vote at a Municipal Election?
  10. ... find information on the Town’s budget?
  11. ... pay my court fines or traffic citations on line?
  12. ... report a stray animal within the Town and County?
  13. ... become a member of the Senior Center?
  14. ... sign up for water, garbage and sewer?
  15. ... schedule an event on the Plaza or a Town Park?
  16. ... make a Public Records Request?
  17. ... find information about the Recycling Center?
  18. ... access the Municipal Code?
  19. ... apply for a job?
  20. ... obtain a Liquor License or a Special Dispenser Permit?
  21. ... get on the Town Council Agenda under Citizens Forum?

 



 




1. ...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.

Town of Taos Employee Holiday Schedule

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2. ...reach my Council Members?

Call the Town Clerk's Office at (575) 751-2004 or visit the Council Member's web page at http://www.taosgov.com/mcouncil/Council.php


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3. ...share ideas and concerns with the Mayor and Council?

Citizens who would like to share their ideas and concerns with the Mayor and Council, and who need more than the 5 minutes allowed during Citizens Forum, may send an email to rlucero@taosgov.com with the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Email
  • Phone #
  • Provide a clear description of what you would like to discuss
  • Date of Council Meeting (Regular Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.)
Upon the information being reviewed by the Mayor and Council you will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have documents you want reviewed and/or considered by the Mayor and Council, you may drop them off at the Town Clerk's Office at 400 Camino de la Placita or email them to rlucero@taosgov.com.



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4. ...find out when the Town Council meets?

The Town Council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Clik here for the Town of Taos Meeting Archive

 

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5. ...call specific departments at Town Hall?

Click here for a complete Contact List


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6. ...find Recreation Information?

These websites will provide information about Recreation in Taos:


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7. ...get a business license?

Below is a list/links of the different Business and Code Enforcement Forms for the Town of Taos


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8. ...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 that office by calling (575) 737-6340, or go to 105 Albright Street Suite F Taos, NM 87571 or their website taos County Treasure's Office  .


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9. ...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 may be placed on the regular election ballot.  The Town Clerk is statutorily responsible for administering the Municipal Election.

The 2014 Regular Municipal Election will be for the election of:

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

The 2016 Regular Municipal Election will be for the election of:

  • Two Councilmembers, for a four year term

According to state statutes, to be eligible to vote a person must be a resident and be registered to vote within the municipal boundaries.

Voter registration is administered by the Taos County Clerk’s Office/Bureau of Elections located at 105 Albright Street Suite D, (575) 737-6400.  To vote in the Municipal Election, you must be registered to vote within 28 days prior to the election date.

About three months prior to the Municipal Election, the Town Clerk begins posting additional information in the Taos News and on the Town’s website with regard to the election date, location of election, candidate filing date, early voting, etc.

For further information, contact the Town Clerk's office at (575) 751-2004.




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10. ...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 cost of printing or online by clicking on the link below.
Click Here to see the Town of Taos Budget for this year.



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11. ...pay my Town court fines or traffic citations online?

Taos Municipal Courts have partnered with CitePayUSA.com to provide secure online payments. Click the link below to do your Online payment.

Taos Municipal Court Online Payment


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12. ...report a stray animal within the Town and County?

Report a stray animal within:


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13. ...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.

The Program is governed by an 11 member board which is made up of four (4) representatives from individual senior centers, a representative for the Foster Grandparent Senior Companion Volunteer Program, a representative from an undeserved and/or unserved geographical area, one representative from a civic orginization providing service to senior citizens and a member representing the Village of Questa, Town of Taos, and Taos County.

Click here for more information.


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14. ...sign up for water, garbage and sewer?

You can visit The Utility Billing office at the Town of Taos Hall to pick up the forms or you can visit the Utility Billing -- Service Forms to download the application form and other important forms


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15. ...schedule an event on the Plaza or a Town Park?

For information about scheduling an event at a Town Park or the Plaza contact the Park Division at
(575) 758-8234; email address:

Town of Taos Parks Division Applications:

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16. ...make a Public Records Request?

You can download the Public Record Request form here or you can visit the Office of the Town Clerk located at Town Hall; phone: (575) 751-2004.


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17. ...find information about the Recycling Center?

The Town of Taos Recycling Center is located at 201 Bertha Street.

For more informaton call (575) 758-9679 or visit the Town of Taos Recycling web page.

 

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18. ...access the Municipal Code?

You can access the Municipal Code Online or you can visit the Town Clerk's office and inspect the Municipal Code.



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19. ...apply for a job?

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


 

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20. ...obtain a Liquor License or a Special Dispenser Permit?

LIQUOR LICENSES:
You can get an application to obtain a Liquor License at the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Alcohol and Gaming Division  or call them at (505) 476-4875 to obtain information.

Upon receiving preliminary approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Division Director, the Town Clerk will contact you to schedule a Public Hearing for the Town Council to consider your license.  The Public Hearing must be published in the Taos News (paid by the applicant) for two consecutive weeks prior to the Hearing.  Therefore, the Hearing is usually held 3 – 4 weeks after the Town Clerk receives the preliminary approval. If the license is approved by the Council, you may hand deliver the application to Alcohol and Gaming Division to obtain your license or the Town Clerk can mail the application if you are unavailable to hand deliver it.  Once you receive your NM State issued license you must bring a copy to the Town Clerk’s Office (located at 400 Camino de la Placita) and pay the Municipal Liquor License Tax in the amount of $250.00.  The tax may be pro-rated on a quarterly basis, depending on when final approval occurred.

SPECIAL DISPENSER PERMITS:
Special Dispenser Permits, sometimes called a picnic license, are used for functions such as wedding receptions, gallery openings, or community fiestas that are taking place off of a liquor licensed premises. These permits are not issued to private individuals; only the holder of Dispenser Liquor Licenses may apply for one.

All laws that apply on a normal licensed premise apply at the location of the Special Dispenser Permit. 

Any applicant for a Special Dispenser Permit must submit a completed Town of Taos Special Dispenser Permit Application with the appropriate fees of $25.00 per day, along with an Alcohol and Gaming Division Special Dispenser Permit Application, a detailed floor plan, and a list of alcohol beverage certified servers who will be serving, to the office of the Town Clerk (400 Camino de la Placita) at least twelve (12) working days prior to the event.  Upon approval by the Town (within 3 working days), the applicant must then submit the applications to Alcohol and Gaming Division for their final approval. Alcohol and Gaming Division requires the forms to be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event. The applicant must fax, email, or deliver to the Town Clerk’s Office a copy of the application signed and approved by Alcohol and Gaming Division.

PLEASE NOTE: Special Dispenser Permit Applications shall be formally approved by the Town Council if the number of expected attendees exceeds 500.

Following are links to the required forms:
Town of Taos Special Dispenser Permit Application
Alcohol and Gaming Division Special Dispenser Permit Application

Contact the Town Clerk at (575) 751-2005 with questions you may have.


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21. ... get on the Town Council Agenda under Citizens Forum?

Regular Town Council agendas include a Citizens Forum in which citizens may come before the Mayor and Council during the meeting to share ideas or concerns.  Each citizen is allowed five minutes (or less at the Mayor's discretion).  You may sign up at the meeting to speak or you may submit the following request to be placed on the agenda in advance.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to be placed on the agenda in advance you must submit this request 11 days prior to the date of the Council Meeting.

List the following:

  • Your Name:
  • Email:
  • Telephone
  • Provide a clear description of what you would like to discuss:

PLEASE NOTE: you may drop the request off at the Town Clerk's Office at 400 Camino de la Placita or email it to rlucero@taosgov.com.

 

 


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