Rio Arriba County Clerk's Office

 

Clerk (left)

Linda J. Padilla

Chief Deputy Clerk (right)

Sarah Garcia  

 

  

 THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY CLERK

  • Maintaining Public Records
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Elections
  • Clerk for the Probate Court
  • Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners 

FAQ'S:

  • For recording information, marriage license information and other questions regarding the Clerk's Office click here: Frequently asked Questions & Answers
  • 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

 CLERK'S NOTES:

  • Clerk staff will not conduct searches (They can provide a list of local abstract and title companies upon request).
  • Clerk staff cannot give legal advice on whether the documents you want recorded are correct, complete, or legally sufficient for your purposes (Please see an Attorney).
  • The Clerk staff will assist you in any other way possible.  We are here to record and file your documents as public record and maintain them for your future use.

MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Both applicants need to be present
  • Both applicants need to be at least 18 years of age
  • Both applicants need a current legal pictured ID
  • Both applicants need original social security card or birth certificate.
  • Fee is $25.00 
  • Parental consent if 16 or 17 years of age
  • Court order if 15 years of age
  • Marriage licenses are issued and valid immediately
  • Marriage licenses do not expire
  • Blood tests are not required
  • Marriage licenses are issued Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

The license is valid anywhere in the State of New Mexico and must be returned to the County Clerk's office where it was purchased for recording purposes. Once the Clerk's Office has recorded your marriage information, the original marriage license will be returned to you. At that time you may purchase a certified copy of the marriage application. The certified copy is used by many agencies requiring proof of marriage such as the NM Social Security Office, NM Motor Vehicle, and by employers for the purpose of adding a spouse for insurance purposes.


OIL & GAS DOCUMENTS:

  1. Send in your oil and gas document via email to the below mentioned Clerk Staff to begin calculations. This will eliminate sending your document back and forth via postal service and cutting multiple checks.
  2. Send in an excel spread sheet of your exhibits via email. This will cut down on the turnaround time. Also, this will help the staff to accurately charge without over charging on duplicate entries.
  3. To help you accurately calculate and/or understand the fees of your oil & gas recordings we have included the following list of entries Rio Arriba County charges for:
    • Grantor & Grantee
    • Lessor & Lessee
    • Books & Pages that are referenced in Rio Arriba County only
    • Section, Township, and Range located in Rio Arriba County only
    • Well names

FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

Look up your Voter Informtion, Military and Overseas Voter Information, Register to Vote or Request An Absentee Ballot- Voters can contact FVAP's call center at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 -or- email vote@fvap.goor website FVAP.gov


SERVE AS AN ELECTION WORKER:

Would you like to serve as an ELECTION WORKER on the Precinct Board? Rio Arriba County Clerk’s Office is always accepting Election Worker Forms from individuals that want to serve on the Precinct Board.

If you would like to be an Election Worker please click on the link below to get information to become an Election Worker. 


VOTER INFORMATION REQUEST:

To request Voter Registration Information/Lists an affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Clerk’s Office. Click the link for the required form:

Voter Data Request


POLITICAL SIGN ORDINANCES:


CLERK STAFF:

For questions regarding Front Office (Recordings, Marriage License, Probate, Oil and Gas,  etc.) Please contact:

Daniel L. Archuleta-Clerk Tech III-Espanola Office

George I. Maestas-Clerk Tech I-Tierra Amarilla Office (Email for Oil & Gas Calculations)

Debbie Quintana-Clerk Tech I-Espanola Office

Chandalee A. Martinez- Clerk Tech I-Tierra Amarilla Office

Mariah Moreland- Clerk Tech I-Espanola Office

For questions regarding Elections Please Contact:

Michele L. Jordan-Bureau of Election Chief-Tierra Amarilla Office

Victoria N. Montoya-Bureau of Election Coordinator-Tierra Amarilla Office

Shanay M. Martinez-Bureau of Election Clerk Tech II-Tierra Amarilla Office (Email for Oil & Gas Calculations)

For questions regarding the County Clerk's Website or Facebook Page Please Contact:

Victoria N. Montoya-Tierra Amarilla Office (575) 588-7724 ext. 340


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JULY 2019 Employee of the Month:

 Lorena Avina has been recognized by the Rio Arriba Board of County Commissioners for outstanding achievement and commitment to the Senior Program.


CLERK'S PROJECT: RESTORATION


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Helpful Links:

 Two Locations:

 

Espanola Office:

 Rio Arriba County Annex

1122 Industrial Park Road

Espanola, NM 87532

Phone (505) 753-1780

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

 

Tierra Amarilla Office:

 Rio Arriba Archive Building

10 State Road 531

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Phone (575) 588-7724

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

 

Mailing documents to be recorded?

 

Mail to:  Rio Arriba County Clerk

             P.O. BOX 158

            Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

 

To process your recording, please send in the correct amount of payment as per NMSA 1978, 14-8-15

 

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for your document to be returned to you. 

 

Electronic Recording:

 

The Benefits of E-Recording:

  • Documents recorded in minutes
  • Avoid mailing costs, traffic, and wasted time
  • Eliminate check-writing expenses

Note: For the use of businesses, companies, settlement agents, and title agents.

Get Started by Calling 800.460.5657 or visit Simplifile.com 


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