Filing a mechanics lien in Otero County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Otero County, New Mexico, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Otero County Clerk, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Otero County, read How to File a Lien in New Mexico for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download Otero County Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for Otero County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Otero County, New Mexico?

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Clerk, located at:
1104 N White Sands Boulevard Suite C
Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (575) 437-4942.


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Can I file a mechanics lien in Otero County, New Mexico?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in New Mexico. If the project property was located in Otero County, then the lien must be filed with the Otero County Clerk, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the New Mexico Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Otero County?

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

How much does it cost to file a lien in Otero County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Otero County Clerk is as follows:
$25 for the first 10 index entries. $25 for each additional block of 10 indexed entries

Costs change periodically.

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

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Otero County Clerk?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Otero County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $25.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Otero County?

The Otero County Clerk maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

1104 N White Sands Boulevard Suite C Alamogordo, NM 88310

By mail

1104 N White Sands Boulevard Suite C Alamogordo, NM 88310


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

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Otero County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Otero County. Learn more about New Mexico’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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