Rio Arriba County Clerk's Office


A Letter from County Clerk, Moises A. Morales, Jr., Informing Rio Arriba Citizens of Changes and Updates from the Clerk's Office.   

The duties of the County Clerk fall under four main headings.

First, the clerk serves ex officio as recorder of their respective county. Secondly, the clerk is the chief officer responsible for the administration of elections in the County. Next, the clerk has numerous duties associated with probate court and lastly there are various miscellaneous duties that the clerk is responsible for.

The Clerk is also accountable for various secretarial duties as clerk of the Board of County Commission, Clerk of the County Board of Finance and is a member of the County Advisory Board.

Two Locations:

   Tierra Amarilla Office:

     Tierra Amarilla Court House 
     7 Main Street Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575 
     Phone:575-588-7724 Fax:575-588-7418


Mail to: P.O. Box 158, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 or

submit your documents electronically through

   Española Office:
     Rio Arriba County Annex
     1122 Industrial Park Road
     Española, New Mexico 87532
     Phone: 505-753-1780 Fax: 505-753-1258

Helpful Links: 

  • For recording information, marriage license information and other questions regarding the Clerk's Office click here: Frequently asked Questions & Answers
  • Clerk Fees  (UCC Filing Fees)
  • NOTE: Copies of marriage licenses are available from the County Clerk of the county where the marriage license was issued. Copies of divorce decrees are available from the District Court where the court order was filed.   For further information about these services, please contact the appropriate county clerk or district court. Rio Arriba County District Court is the First Judicial District Court

Election and Voting Information/Links:

  • Not sure if you are registered? Search your voter registration by accessing VoterView.

    It is a good time to make sure you are registered to vote and or to make any updates to your voter information.  If the county or city has changed your physical address or if you have had a change in your mailing/physical address; your voter registration information can only be updated by you completing a new voter registration application.
  • Would you like to serve as an ELECTION WORKER on the Precinct Board.  Rio Arriba County Clerk’s Office is always accepting Interested Election Worker Forms from individuals that want to serve on the Precinct Board

*click here for QUALIFICATIONS



 Moises A. Morales, Jr., County Clerk

Moises A. Morales, Jr., Biography




Linda J. Padilla, Chief Deputy Clerk


   Clerk's Staff





General Election 2014 Secretary of State Official Results