The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office is responsible for recording and filing public documents, issuing marriage licenses, registering voters, administering elections, maintaining official documents for the County Council, such as Ordinances, Resolutions, and Council Minutes, and serves as Clerk to the Probate Court.
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Elections & Voter Registration
The County Clerk's Office works closely with the Secretary of State's Office and operates under Federal Law, New Mexico State Law, and the Los Alamos County Charter for the conduct of all elections.
To read more about Elections and Voter Registration click here.
Recording & Filing Documents
The County Clerk's Office records deeds, mortgages, leases and other real estate documents. In fact, any document can be recorded in the County Clerk's Office. Keep in mind, recorded documents are kept as permanent records and they become part of the public record and are subject to inspection and disclosure.
Recording Fee Change - $25.00 for each document recorded.
Please take some time to review the New Recording Fee Schedule, and call our office should you have any questions.
To learn more about recording & filing documents click here.
If you want to get married in the United States, the first thing you need to do is apply for a marriage license. In the State of New Mexico, Marriage licenses are issued by the Office of the County Clerk.
To read more about marriage licenses and how to obtain a license in Los Alamos County click here.
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The Office of the Probate Judge is located within the County Clerk’s Office. The County Clerk and staff serve as Clerks to the Probate Court.
The Probate Judge examines all applications for probate of estate, appointment of personal representative, examines all wills and documents filed in the case, signs orders of appointment of personal representatives, and signs certificates closing estates. The Probate Judge supplies sample forms and copies of applicable law to the public, answers questions regarding probate procedures, and performs marriage ceremonies.
To read more about the Probate Court click here.
Los Alamos County Council Records
As ex-officio clerk of the Board of County Council, the County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining the minutes of all meetings of the County Council. Until the Government Docs portion of the Online Records Website is complete, past County Council Minutes can also be accessed on the web by going to the Council webpage of this website.
For additional information or to obtain official copies, please call our office at (505) 662-8010.
As custodian of Council records, the clerk also maintains and stores resolutions and ordinances. These are available for public inspection and/or purchase. Click here to view these Government Docs.
Petitions - Initiative, Referendum, and Recall
The Los Alamos County Charter allows for any registered voter of the County to commence initiative, referendum, or recall proceedings by filing with the County Clerk an affidavit and circulating and filing a petition in accordance with the requirements of the Charter.
If you have any questions pertaining to the application or renewal of a Los Alamos County Liquor License, please call the Los Alamos County Administrator’s Office at (505) 662-8080.
The Los Alamos Community & Economic Development Department handles the collection of any fees involved with liquor licenses, and sets hearings for license applicants. The Los Alamos Community & Economic Development Department can be reached at (505) 662-8120.
The Community & Economic Development Department is responsible for business licenses and registrations, among other things.
All businesses paying gross receipts taxes in the County of Los Alamos must obtain a business license or registration. The County Code Chapter 12 Businesses Article II Registration and Licenses can be accessed on the home page of theLAC website.
The Community & Economic Development Office can be reached a (505) 662-8120.
Los Alamos County Clerk
1000 Central Avenue, Suite 240