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De Baca County, New Mexico

Recorder Offices


De Baca County Clerk

248 East Ave C / PO Box 347, Fort Sumner, New Mexico 88119

8:00am to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: (575) 355-2601


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New Mexico - De Baca County Recorder Information

The County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in De Baca 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 must be originals and must be notarized with a proper acknowledgment.

* If a document is larger than 8.5 x 14 inches, an additional page fee will be added.

* Paper should be white, size 8.5 x 11 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches.

* The text of the document should be in black ink, with a minimum font size of 10 point.

* It must contain a legal description of the real property or in the case of releases and assignments, a book and page reference.

* The consideration paid for the real property must be mentioned in the document.

* A name and address for the grantee must be included in the body of the document.