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The BURN BAN for Quay County has been lifted, HOWEVER burning is still prohibited during the issuance of a RED FLAG WARNING by the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.
If there is not a RED FLAG WARNING in effect and you wish to perform a controlled burn you must contact the DISPATCH CENTER at 575-461-2280 and make them aware that you are burning.

The 2nd installment of the 2016 property taxes was due on April 10, 2017 and becomes Delinquent after May 10, 2017.

One billing in November, 2016 is the only notice that is mailed for 2016 taxes. Taxes not paid prior to the delinquency date incur interest at the rate of one percent a month and penalty of one percent a month, or a fraction thereof. Questions on assessments, valuations, increases or decreases of taxes should be directed to the
Quay County Assessor,
P.O. Box 1227
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Payments should be mailed to:
Quay County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1226
Tucumcari, NM 88401

Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in Eastern New Mexico.  As of the 2000 census, the population is 10,115.  The county seat is Tucumcari.  Quay County was named for  Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexico statehood.


                               Quay County Courthouse

                                          QUAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE 

Founded                February 28, 1903
Seat                       Tucumcari 
Largest City          Tucumcari
Total                      2,882 sq mi (7,464 km)
Water                    7 sq mi (18 km), 0.24%
(2010)                    9,041
Density                  3/sq mi (1/km)
City                       Tucumcari
San Jon
Nara Visa

                                     County Location

                                      New Mexico Location

Adjacent counties 
Union County, New Mexico - north
Harding County, New Mexico - northwest
San Miguel County, New Mexico - west
Guadalupe County, New Mexico - west
De Baca County, New Mexico - southwest
Roosevelt County, New Mexico - south
Curry County, New Mexico - south
Deaf Smith County, Texas - southeast
Oldham County, Texas - east
Hartley County, Texas - northeast


  2008 Quay County Government