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Lea County Clerk

Keith Manes, Lea County Clerk 

Contact Us:

100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 1C
P.O. Box 1507
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-8619
Fax: (575) 396-3293

Keith Manes, Lea County Clerk

Tryon Hassen, Chief Deputy County Clerk

County Clerk Keith Manes was elected in 2016 as Lea County Clerk. He appointed Tryon Hassen as his Chief Deputy.
The County Clerk’s office is the official record keeper for Lea County. All documents pertaining to Lea County land are recorded in this office: deeds, oil & gas leases, mortgages etc. Any document which a person wishes to place on public record such as discharges from military service, powers of attorney, stipulations, espousal agreements, etc. are also recorded. To be eligible for recording a document must have original grantor signature(s), complete notary with seal or certified copy from county, state, federal government or a court of law. Uniform Commercial Code documents and copies of past and current County newspapers are on file.
The Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses. Licenses issued in Lea County may be used anywhere in the State of New Mexico but the record of the license and marriage are maintained in this office. The Clerk is also the Probate Clerk to the County Probate Judge and maintains all probate proceedings executed by the probate judge.
The County Clerk is the Chief administrator of elections. All elections except municipal elections are planned, conducted and canvassed by this office. Voter affidavits and files are processed and updated and all records pertaining to elections are maintained.
The Clerk is the ex-officio clerk of the County Commission, he or a deputy is required to be present and take minutes of all commission meetings. The preservation of commission proceedings such as minutes, ordinances and resolutions is the responsibility of the Clerk’s office.
By State law all records in the Clerk’s office are permanent and available to the public.

Clerk Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

(Closed most federal holidays)

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LOOK UP INDEXING IN LEA COUNTY POWERED BY LIVEWEB.

Inspection of Public Records Act

The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information on governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records with a few exceptions. Most records are available for public inspection during normal business hours. To request to inspect records from Lea County please send a written request to:

Records Custodian:

Public Information Officer Monica M. Russell
100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 4, Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: (575) 396-9110 Fax: (575) 396-2093

RECORDING & FILING INFORMATION

RECORDING FEES FOR LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
REAL ESTATE RECORDS RECORDING

*ALL DOCUMENTS RECORDED IN LEA COUNTY REQUIRE A 1 ½ INCH MARGIN ON EVERY PAGE OF THE DOCUMENT AND FONT MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 8PT

*IF YOU ARE EFILING A DOCUMENT AND ANY PART OF THE DOCUMENT IS NOT LEGIBLE THE DOCUMENT MAY BE REJECTED WITH A REQUEST TO MAIL THE DOCUMENT IN FOR RECORDING.

ALL DOCUMENTS: (including Financing Statements / Uniform
Commercial Code Filing. These fees apply to all filings: initial filings,
amendments, continuations, assignments, releases, partial
releases and terminations.)

1 to 10 Index Entries ................................................................... $25.00 NMSA 14-8-15B

Each additional block of 10 entries ............................................. $25.00 NMSA 14-8-15C

Entries to Index are defined as:

1 Grantor = 1 Entry

1 Grantee = 1 Entry

1 Reference = 1 Entry

References are defined as:

  • Legal description. If described as a section, township and range, each different section, township and range is counted as a reference. If described as subdivision, each different Tract, Unit or Block. If all references do not have a legal description, then:
  • Book and Page reference. If all references do not have a book and page number, then:
  • State or Federal Lease number. If all references do not have a lease number then:
  • A combination of any of the above in order to index each reference.


COPY FEES:
$.50 per page

FAX FEES:
$.50 per page

SCANNING DOCUMENTS AND EMAIL FEES

$.50 per page

Additional accommodations will be an additional fee.

Filing Fee for Surveys or Plats 81/2 x 14 - 24 x 36 $25.00


Lea County's indexing is available on line through our website liveweb.leacounty-nm.org. The Grantee and Grantor index books from 1917-1981 are scanned and on line under the Scanned indexing tab. Please note this data is provided as a public service for your convenience. Updates and corrections occur on a daily basis; however the County shall not incur any liability for omissions with respect to the information provided in this data.

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