Filing a mechanics lien in Taos County

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

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

Lien FAQs for Taos County

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

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Clerk's Office, located at:
105 Albright Street Suite D
Taos, New Mexico, 87571

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (575) 737-6380.

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

In Taos 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 Taos County?

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

What forms of payment does the Taos County Clerk accept?

Taos County Clerk accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash, check or credit card.

If paying by check, make it payable to Taos County Clerk.

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

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

The Taos 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

105 Albright Street Suite D Taos, NM 87571

By mail

105 Albright Street Suite D Taos, NM 87571

Electronically

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

Fees

Certified copy: $1.50 + $.50 after the first page

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Taos County?

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

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