New Mexico Animal Law

Although every effort has been made to provide the most current information available, this material changes continually as governmental entities go about the business of amending existing laws and creating new ones. Readers are advised to take an active role and verify that the material relied on reflects the most current version of the law. (Last update: 4.6.11)


City Ordinances

Alamogordo (Art. XII, Ch. 7)
Albuquerque (Ch. 9, Art. 2)
Angel Fire (Title 5, Ch. 3)
Artesia (Title 5, Ch. 3)
Aztec
Bayard
Belen
Bernalillo
Bloomfield (Ch. 4)
Bosque Farms
Capitan
Carlsbad (Ch. 6)
Causey
Chama
Cimarron
Clayton
Cloudcroft (Title 5, Ch. 1)
Clovis (Title 6)
Columbus
Corrales (Ch. 6)
Deming (Title 6, Ch. 2)
Dora
Eagle Nest
Edgewood
Elephant Butte (Title IX, Ch. 91)
Elida
Espanola
Estancia
Eunice (Ch. 10)
Farmington
(Ch. 6)
Fort Sumner
Gallup (Title 5, Ch. 3)
Grants
Hagerman
Hatch (Title 6)
Hobbs (Title 6)
House
Hurley
Jal
Jemez Springs
Las Cruces (Part II, Ch. 7)
Las Vegas
Logan
Lordsburg
Los Alamos (Part II, Ch. 6)
Los Lunas
Los Ranchos (Ord. 173 & 205)
Loving
Lovington
Magdalena
Melrose
Mesilla

Milan
Moriarty

Mountainair
Portales (Ch. 7)
Raton (Title IX, Ch. 90)
Red River
Reserve
Rio Rancho (Title IX, Ch. 90)
Roswell
Ruidoso (Ch. 14)
San Jon
Santa Clara
Santa Fe (City Code, Ch. V)
Santa Rosa

Silver City (Part II, Ch. 6)
Sunland Park
Socorro
Springer
T or C (Ch. 3, p. 52-72)
Taos (Title 6)
Tatum
Texico

Tijeras
Tucumcari (Title 6)
Tularosa (Ch. 95, p. 27-40)
Wagon Mound
Williamsburg

Related Resources

Please contact us for more assistance and a free copy of our 2010 publication, "Animal Control Ordinances in New Mexico: A Guide to Successful Improvements."

New Mexico State Animal Cruelty Statute- Chapter 30, Criminal Offenses, Article 18, Animals

Dangerous Dog Act

How to Understand the Differences Between Statutes, Regulations, Ordinances and Common Law

How to Pass a State Law

How to Investigate a Case of Animal Cruelty

Analysis: NM Supreme Court Ruling's Impact on Animal Cruelty Law | State vs Cleve

New Mexico Animal Resources Guide


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County Ordinances

Bernalillo
Catron
Chaves
Cibola
Colfax
Curry
De Baca*
Doña Ana
Eddy
Grant
Guadalupe*
Harding
Hidalgo
Lea
Lincoln
Los Alamos (Part II, Ch. 6)
Luna
McKinley
Mora*
Otero
Quay*
Rio Arriba
Roosevelt
San Juan
San Miguel
Sandoval
Santa Fe
Sierra
Socorro
Taos
Torrance
Union
Valencia (Frames, Title IX, Ch. 90)


Tribal Ordinances:
(Updating Currently)

 

*These counties currently have no animal control ordinance.