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Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Recorder Offices


Bernalillo County Clerk

One Civic Plaza NW, 6th floor / PO Box 542, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102-0542

8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Phone: (505) 468-1290


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New Mexico - Bernalillo County Recorder Information

The County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in Bernalillo County.

Recording Fees

RECORDING FEE PER DOCUMENT
To record 1-10 indexed entries, the fee is $25.
Each additional block of 10 indexed entries is $25.

DETERMINATION OF RECORDING ENTRIES
The County Clerk's Office will review the grantor/grantee's and legal description of each document and determine how many entries will be required for indexing. Every name indexed counts as one entry.
For example:
GRANTOR/GRANTEE: EVERY NAME INDEXED COUNTS AS 1 ENTRY
Ben White, an unmarried man =1
John Smith and Sue Smith (no vesting) = 2
Ben White and Ellen White, husband and wife = 2
John Smith and Sally Taylor, husband and wife = 2
John Smith and Mary Smith Revocable Trust = 1
John Smith and Mary Jones Revocable Trust = 2
Ellen White, aka Ellen Smith = 2
Ellen Ferguson-Smith = 1
Ellen White, Individually and Attorney in fact for Ben White =2

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: EVERY SEPARATE DESCRIPTION COUNTS AS 1 ENTRY
Lot, Subdivision = 1
Lot 1 & Lot 2, Subdivision = 2
Lot 1, Apt. A, Subdivision = 1
Unit A of XYZ Condos, located on Lot 1, Subdivision = 2
Lot 1 and a portion of Lot 2, Subdivision = 2

Copy Fee $1.00 per page
Certification $2.00 per document
Images Emailed (Electronic copies) $1.00 per page
Images Faxed Local or Long Distance $2.00 fee in addition to the copy fee
Plat Copy $10.00
Plat Mylar Copy (18x24) $15.00

Recording fees are due at the time of recording.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents submitted for recording must be originals, which must be signed by all pertinent parties and notarized. A certified copy will be accepted in lieu of the original if the original cannot be obtained.

* A return address needs to be included on all documents.

* Documents need to contain a legal description of the real property in question.