Guide to filing construction documents in Eddy County, New Mexico

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Eddy County should get familiar with the Eddy County Clerk. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Eddy County Clerk, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in New Mexico can be complex. Before recording a lien in Eddy County, read Filing a Lien in New Mexico: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

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Lien FAQs for Eddy County

What types of documents can I file at the Eddy County Clerk?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Eddy County, New Mexico?

Filing in person

Eddy County Clerk has 2 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

325 S Main Street
Carlsbad, New Mexico, 88220
Phone: (575) 885-3383

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Locations
Artesia Sub Office:
602 S 1st Street
Artesia, NM 88210

Phone: 575-746-2541
Fax: 575-746-6525


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Who can file a lien in Eddy County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Eddy County, New Mexico, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the New Mexico Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Eddy County, New Mexico?

In New Mexico, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
General contractors have 120 days to file a lien after the project completion. Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file after project completion.

What are the Eddy County Clerk fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Eddy County, New Mexico:
$25 for the first 10 index entries. $25 for each additional block of 10 indexed entries

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Eddy County Clerk to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

Visit the Eddy County Clerk fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment are accepted at the Eddy County Clerk?

Eddy County Clerk accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash or checks.

How do I release a lien in Eddy County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Eddy County Clerk, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:

How do I get copies of documents from the Eddy County Clerk?

In Eddy County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Eddy County Clerk.

In person

325 S Main Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220

By mail

325 S Main Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220


The Eddy County Clerk does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies

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