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Q: As a new property owner, where do I go, and what steps should I take to record my ownership documents on a piece of property? And where do I go to have a document recorded?

A: The Clerk's Office is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please call 505-468-1290. [Go to the local County Clerk's Office located on the 6th Floor at 1 Civic Plaza N.W. (at 5th and Marquette) - Albuquerque,  N.M. 87102. There is metered street parking in the area as well as paid parking in the underground parking garage underneath Civic Plaza.]   

Upon reaching the 6th floor go to the Recording and Filing Dept., Room 6029, and record the ownership documents. The Recording and Filing Department records documents such as real estate contracts, and all new purchases or transfers of real property. We also record State and Federal liens, discharge papers, death certificates, hospital liens and release of liens, mortgages, power of attorney, deeds of trust, plats, deeds, and transcripts of judgement. There are over 150 instruments of public record.

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