The County Clerk's Office will be closed until further notice. Please continue to monitor the website for further information.
Here is the notice about the December 1, 2020 Recount for State Representative District 53 between Willie D. Madrid and Ricky L. Little.
Here is the notice about the November 30, 2020 Post-Election Voting System Check.
Here is the link to see the 2020 General Election unofficial results.
As of July 1. 2020, our fee for copying images on to thumb drives will increase to $0.04 per image. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments.
Marriage license will be done by appointment only, no walk-ins, so please call our office for more information, 575-437-4942.
Here is the notice from the County Clerk regarding the creation of new precincts and the changing of existing precincts in Otero County.
As of July 1, 2019, the Clerk’s Office will no longer offer a $10 in-person filing fee. Please click here for more information.
Duties of the County Clerk
- First, the County Clerk serves as the arm of the State with regard to the administration of the elections in the County.
- Second, the County Clerk has significant recording, filing, and indexing duties as the repository for numerous documents.
- Third, the County Clerk serves as the Ex-Officio Clerk for the Board of County Commissioners of their respective county.
- Fourth, the County Clerk also serves as the Clerk of the Probate Court.
- Fifth, the County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses.
- Finally, the County Clerk has other varied statutory duties, including but not limited to those relating to the routine financial transactions of the County.