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Welcome to the
New Mexico State Land Office

The Land Office is open for business, and our purpose is funding public education and other public institutions. Commissioner Garcia Richard is tasked with overseeing 9 million surface acres and 13 million mineral acres. We make money by leasing state trust land for a multitude of purposes including oil and gas, renewable energy, agriculture, and a broad array of commercial uses.

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Wildfire Disaster Assistance

Assistance is available for those impacted by New Mexico’s wildfires. Individuals in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia Counties who have experienced losses from these wildfires can apply with FEMA for assistance. Options include:

  • Apply online at
  • Call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT.

For updates on New Mexico’s wildfires, visit You can also call a hotline at 1-800-432-2080, Option #4 if you need help identifying shelter or other resources.

Public Research Room Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., by appointment only
Please e-mail Ashleigh Schutz at  cc: to request an appointment.


There’s a lot going on!

What’s happening

New Mexico public lands are your lands and we want you to know what the State Land Office is doing to maximize their full potential. Check out what we are doing to encourage grazing, oil and gas production, renewable energy, and economic development opportunities while protecting our land, water, air, and wildlife.

Highlighted/Available Property

New Mexico is home to some of the greatest supply of solar and wind energy potential in the country and millions of miles of unencumbered land prime for commercial development. Looking for land to develop for renewable energy, commercial, farming, or telecom services? We can help!



Investing in the next

Generation of Energy

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