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New Mexico - Valencia County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

Pursuant to Senate Bill 369, A County Clerk shall collect a recording fee of $25.00 for each document filed or recorded by the County Clerk. If a document being filed or recorded contains more than ten entries to be indexed, the County Clerk shall charge an additional $25.00 for each additional block of ten or fewer entries to the index from each document.

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.

Certification: Page - $1, Certification - $2.50

Notary fee: $3

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents of conveyance need to be acknowledged by a person empowered to perform notarial acts in the state of New Mexico.

* All documents of conveyance shall be signed by the grantor.

* The legal description of property can be completed by providing reference to previously recorded instruments, if such description can be found in a previously recorded instrument. If a legal description of the property has not already been recorded, a new one will have to be written.