City of Belen, The Hub City

Welcome to Belén the "Heart" of New Mexico

The City of Belén is a service-focused government organization that responds to the expressed and assessed needs of the residents of the city.

Spend a few moments, visit the website and see the services the city and this website has to offer. If you can’t find what you are looking for, give us a call 505-966-2730.

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From our family to yours, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. All city facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday. And and remember, please join us Saturday evening for the annual Miracle on Main Street Festival. See below for schedule.

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NEWS: Miracle on Main Street Festival

The City of Belen is looking for vendors to participate in the 28th Annual Miracle on Main Street Festival to be held Saturday, November 28th, on First Street directly in front of the Harvey House Museum from 2 to 9 pm.  All spaces are 10’ x 10’.  Cost is $50 for food vendors and $25 for all other vendors. 

The City is accepting parade entries for the 28th Annual Miracle on Main Street Electric Light Parade to be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  All floats must be decorated with lights. There is a $10 entry fee.  Application’s can be picked up at the Belen Community Center, 305 Eagle Lane, Belen Chamber of Commerce 715 Dalies Ave., and Hair Innovations 403 S. Main St.

The City of Belen’s Recreation will host the annual Biscochito and Pastelito contest as part of the Miracle on Main Street Festival, Saturday November 28th. 

In the spirit of the season, the City of Belen’s Recreation Department is asking all business along Main Street to decorate their store fronts as part of the Miracle on Main Street Festival.  Awards will be given.  Judging will take place Friday, November 27th.  For more information, or if anyone is interested in participating in any of the events, call Brenda, 505-966-2700. 

The City of Belen is looking for individuals to compete in the 28th Annual Miracle on Main Street Electric Light Parade and Festival Snow Queen and Snow Princess Contest. Princess contestants must be 12 and younger while contestants for Queen must be 13 and over. All contestants must choose a qualifying non-profit or charitable organization to sponsor. The contestants who raise the most money will be crowned Queen or Princess at the city’s festival, Saturday November 28, 2015, and will lead the Miracle on Main Street Electric Light Parade. Contestants receive 10% of the proceeds; the sponsor receives 50% while the Recreation Department receives 40%. For more information, please call 966-2700 or email

Click here to see the full schedule


There is a lot happening in the City of Belen.  Such as:
Crosswind Runway Almost Complete
The Space Between Us
Crosswind Runway: View From the Top
Eagle Tank Ribbon Cutting
Crosswind Runway Groundbreaking
City Councilors Clean Up Carter Park
Projects Progress Around the City


Matanza In January of each year, Belen plays host to the Worlds Largest Matanza. Sponsored by the NM Department of Tourism NEW MEXICO true, produced this video showing how Belen residents continues to showcase this New Mexican tradition. Click the picture or here to visit Belen's Matanza.   NM true

Is there a streetlight out in your neighborhood? How about suspicious activity? Broken sidewalk, water leak, missing stop sign? Report it! Download your FREE City of Belen mobile App. or click the Request Service button under Links on this page and tell us what's going on in Belen that needs our attention. Remember Belen is your community too, help us take care of problems when you see it. Also signup for our FREE Community Alerts and Messages. Click Community Alerts.

ADVISORY: Camino del Llano south of the airport will be closed indefinitely. Traffic will be diverted South on Harrison Rd then one mile to Marble Quarry Rd. In a half mile, Marble Quarry Rd will intersect Camino del Llano south of the airport. Traffic in and out of NM Travertine and the airport will not be affected.

Remember, it is against the law to allow your dogs to run at large. This means dogs, must be restrained on your property by a fence, or tethered at all times. While walking your dog, it must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet.

The City of Belen Re-cycling Station is open Wednesday's 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (except holidays) and Saturday 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM to all residents of Southern Valencia County, Click here or call 966-2730 for more information.

Got a tip, want to report suspicious activity call 966-COPS (2677) or click here to go to the Police Comment Form. You do not need to give a name. All information is confidential. And "Take A Bite Out Of Crime®"

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As of January 1, 2015, Belen's Gross Receipts Tax will be 8.3125%.

When you shop local, more than half of what you spend, stays in your neighborhood.

Location:100 S. Main St   MAP
Belen, New Mexico 87002
Office Phone:505-966-2730

Got a tip call 966-COPS

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