Rio Arriba County Clerk's Office


County Clerk

Linda J. Padilla


Deputy County Clerk

Sarah Garcia  




  • Maintaining Public Records
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Elections
  • Clerk for the Probate Court
  • Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

Election Day June 5th, 2018

Click Here for Election Night Results 


  • For recording information, marriage license information and other questions regarding the Clerk's Office click here: Frequently asked Questions & Answers
  • NOTE: Copies of marriage licenses are available from the County Clerk of the county where the marriage license was issued. Copies of divorce decrees are available from the District Court where the court order was filed.   For further information about these services, please contact the appropriate county clerk or district court. Rio Arriba County District Court is the First Judicial District Court


  • Clerk staff will not conduct searches (They can provide a list of local abstract and title companies upon request).
  • Clerk staff cannot give legal advice on whether the documents you want recorded are correct, complete, or legally sufficient for your purposes (Please see an Attorney).
  • The Clerk staff will assist you in any other way possible.  We are here to record and file your documents as public record and maintain them for your future use.


Look up your Voter Informtion, Military and Overseas Voter Information, Register to Vote or Request An Absentee Ballot- Voters can contact FVAP's call center at 703-588-1584 (toll free 1-800-438-VOTE or DSN 425-1584 -or- email vote@fvap.goor website


Would you like to serve as an ELECTION WORKER on the Precinct Board? Rio Arriba County Clerk’s Office is always accepting Election Worker Forms from individuals that want to serve on the Precinct Board.

If you would like to be an Election Worker please click on the link below to get information to become an Election Worker. 


1-4-2 Qualifiction for registration; right to vote in primary.

A. Any resident of New Mexico who will be a qualified elector at the date of the next ensuing general election shall be permitted within the provisions of the Election Code to register and become a voter. 

B. If a person who is seventeen years old will be a qualified elector on the day of the general election and registers to vote in accordance with the provisions of Subsection A of this section, for the purposes of the primary election, that person shall be considered to be a voter and may vote in the primary election immediately preceding that general election. 


To request Voter Registration Information/Lists an affidavit must be completed and submitted to the Clerk’s Office. Click the link for the required form:

Voter Data Request



For questions regarding Front Office (Recordings, Marriage License, Probate, Oil and Gas,  etc.) Please contact:

Daniel L. Archuleta-Clerk Tech III-Espanola Office

Derric L. Romero-Clerk Tech I-Tierra Amarilla Office

Erik Gutierrez-Clerk Tech I-Espanola Office

Kiara F. Avila-Clerk Tech I-Espanola Office

George I. Maestas-Clerk Teck I-Tierra Amarilla Office

For questions regarding Elections Please Contact:

Michele L. Jordan-Bureau of Election Chief-Tierra Amarilla Office

Victoria N. Montoya-Bureau of Election Coordinator-Tierra Amarilla Office

Shanay M. Martinez-Bureau of Election Clerk Tech II-Tierra Amarilla Office

For questions regarding the County Clerk's Website Please Contact:

Victoria N. Montoya-Tierra Amarilla Office (575) 588-7724 ext. 340


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 Two Locations:


Espanola Office:

 Rio Arriba County Annex

1122 Industrial Park Road

Espanola, NM 87532

Phone (505) 753-1780


Tierra Amarilla Office:

 Rio Arriba Archive Building

7th Main Street

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Phone (575) 588-7724


Mailing documents to be recorded?

Mail to:  Rio Arriba County Clerk

             P.O. BOX 158

            Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575


Electronic Recording:


The Benefits of E-Recording:

  • Documents recorded in minutes
  • Avoid mailing costs, traffic, and wasted time
  • Eliminate check-writing expenses

Get Started by Calling 800.460.5657 or visit 

NM Helpful Links:

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New Mexico Statutes and Constitution

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