Barbara Shaw - County Clerk
CJ Garrison - Chief Deputy Clerk
Patrick Thrasher - Financial Director
Duties of the Office of County Clerk, Generally
The duties of the county clerk can be categorized into several different areas.
First, the county clerk serves as the arm of the state with regard to the administration of elections in the county. Secondly, the county clerk has significant recording, filing, and indexing duties as the repository for numerous documents required by law to be filed of record in the clerk’s office.
Third, the county clerk serves as the ex officio clerk for the board of county commissioners of their respective counties. Fourth, the clerk also serves as the clerk for the probate court.
Fifth, the county clerk is responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses, and other miscellaneous permits and licenses and the collection of fees for same.
Finally, the county clerk has other varied statutory duties, including but not limited to those relating to the routine financial transactions of the county.
Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State
Contact: New Mexico Secretary of State:
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87503