County Clerk

The County Clerk serves ex-officio as recorder of their respective counties. The Clerk is the chief officer responsible for the administration of elections in the county. The Clerk has numerous duties associated with the Probate Court. As ex-officio clerk of the County Commission, the County Clerk is to attend sessions of the board, to keep the seals, and record of the proceedings, resolutions and the decisions on all questions concerning the raising of money. The clerk is to sign all orders issued by the board and is to keep and preserve and file all accounts and actions of the Board of County Commission.


Linda Jaramillo - Torrance County Clerk (2013-2016) - Email
Linda Kayser - Deputy Clerk - Email
Yvonne Otero - Administrative Assistant
Sylvia Chavez - Secretary

Torrance County Clerk's Office
PO BOX 767
205 9th Street
Estancia, NM 87016

Phone: (505) 246-4735
Fax:(505) 384-4080


Recording Requirements

Real Estate Documents
All documents must have original signature, notary seal and date of notary expiration. Correct fee must accompany document or it will be returned unrecorded. Recording space of at least 2x3 for our recording information must be allowed.The only documents that do not require a notary are: LIS Pendent, Buck's, Federal Tax Lien, release (IRS)

Marriage Licenses
To obtain a marriage license both parties must be present and be 18 years of age or older. Sufficient ID must be provided such as driver's license, birth certificate or passport to satisfy the identity and qualifications to receive a marriage licese. Anyone under the age of 18 shall first receive the written consent of each of the minor's parents as shown on the minor's birth certificate or a judicial authorization by the district court upon request of a parent or legal guardian is presented to the county clerk. Fee for marriage license is $25.00

UCC's –Financing Statements
Only real estate filings will be recorded at Torrance County, all others will be filed at the secretary of state's office. All statements must be on correct standard page or a double fee shall be charged. Legal description must be on all documents. Book and page will be allowed. Correct fee must be included, if a shortage occurs, we will return document unrecorded. Any over payment shall be kept.

Probate (See Probate Judge Page) - Click Here
If the deed is in joint tenants, no probate is needed, just record the death certificate. Probate fees must be included. An original or certified death certificate and a will, if available must be included. All documents recorded for purpose of probate will stay in the county file.

Faxing, and Mailing Copies
Any and all request must be in written form. We need a book and page along with the correct fees.

General Election Info.

Important Department Downloads

pdf-fileInspectionCopyingofPublicDocuments_CountyClerk.pdf69 KB
pdf-fileRecording Fee Changes Effective July 1, 2011.pdf88 KB
pdf-fileTorrance County Polling Places.pdf30 KB