Filing a mechanics lien in Sandoval County

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

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Before you file a lien in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for Sandoval County

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

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Clerk, located at:
1500 Idalia Road, Building D
Bernalillo, New Mexico, 87004

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed for the lunch hour from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (505) 867-7500
(505) 867-7572.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County, then the lien must be filed with the Sandoval 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 Sandoval County?

In Sandoval 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 Sandoval County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Sandoval 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 Sandoval County Clerk fees page for the latest information.

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Sandoval 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 Sandoval County?

The Sandoval 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

1500 Idalia Road, Building D, Bernalillo, NM 87004

By mail

P.O. Box 40 Bernalillo, NM 87004

Electronically

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

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Sandoval County?

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

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