Lookup Public Records in Colfax County, New Mexico. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Colfax County, New Mexico Overview

Colfax County is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The county was formed in 1869 and named after Schuyler Colfax, the seventeenth vice president of the United States. The county seat is Raton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 12,253people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,768 square miles of which 3,758 square miles is land and 10 square miles is water. Colfax County borders the following counties: Taos County to the west; Mora County to the south; Harding County to the south; Union County to the east; Las Animas County, Colorado to the north and Costilla County, Colorado to the northwest. Colfax County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 87710, 87714, 87718, 88419, 88422, 87728, 87729, 87734, 87740, 87747 and 87749. The most populated zip code is 87740.

Colfax County Assessor’s Office Information

The Colfax County Assessor is responsible for the discovery and valuation of all property subject to valuation for property taxation purposes in the county. However properties specified by Subsections B and C of this section are exempted from evaluation. To search for property records maintained at the Colfax County Assessor’s Office online, visit the following link:

The physical address of the Colfax County Assessor’s Office is:

230 North 3rd Street
Raton, NM 87740
Email: lgallegos@co.colfax.nm.us
Phone: (575)445-2314
Fax: (575)445-2207
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Linda L. Gallegos is the County Assessor of Colfax County. She can be contacted at (575) 445-2314 or emailed at lgallegos@co.colfax.nm.us

Colfax County Clerk’s Office Information

The Colfax County Clerk’s Office is the custodian of public records. This Office strives to protect and preserve the records and comply with state statutes and the Constitution of New Mexico. The primary duties of the County Clerk fall under four main areas:

  • Recorder of the county, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Chief election officer responsible for the administration of elections in the county.
  • Clerk of the Probate Court in handing informal proceedings only.
  • Miscellaneous duties such as those of notary public, administration of oaths, certification of acknowledgements, declarations, instruments and protests.

The County Clerk is responsible for keeping records, resolutions and ordinances adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. The County Clerk serves as secretary to the commission and performs the following functions:

  • Records in a book all proceeding of the board; makes regular entries of all resolutions and decisions in all questions concerning the raising of money; and records the vote of each commissioner on any question submitted to the board if requested by any member.
  • Maintains files of all newspapers published within the county.
  • Issues marriage licenses and other permits and licenses.
  • Receives nominations and petitions, registers voters, and supervises the preparation of election ballots.

In addition, the Colfax County Clerk’s Office maintains the following public records:

  • Marriage Licenses.
  • Deeds, Mortgages, Real estate contracts.
  • Liens and releases, tax liens and releases.
  • Subdivision plats.
  • Probate files.
  • BCC Minutes, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Other real estate related documents.

The mailing address of the Colfax County Clerk’s Office is:

P.O. Box 159
Raton, NM 87740

The physical address of the Colfax County Clerk’s Office is:

230 North 3rd Street
Raton, NM 87740
Email: rtrujillo@co.colfax.nm.us
Phone: (575) 445-5551
Fax: (575) 445-4031
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rayetta M. Trujillo is the County Clerk Colfax County. She can be contacted at (575) 445-5551 or emailed at rtrujillo@co.colfax.nm.us

Colfax County 8th Judicial District Court Office Information

The purpose of the Eighth Judicial District Court, statutorily created in Taos, Colfax, and Union counties, is to provide access to justice, resolve disputes justly and timely, and maintain accurate records of legal proceedings that affect rights and legal status of the parties in order to independently protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution of New Mexico and the United States. The 8th Judicial District Court is presided by 89 judges. There are thirteen different districts. These are courts of general jurisdiction which hold jury trials. This court will hear cases such as Tort, contract, real property rights, estate; Exclusive domestic relations, mental health, appeals for administrative agencies and lower courts, miscellaneous civil jurisdiction; Misdemeanor; Exclusive criminal appeals jurisdiction; and Exclusive juvenile jurisdiction.

For further information regarding the Eighth Judicial District Court, visit the following link:

Colfax County 8th Judicial District Court Office Website:

The physical address of the Colfax County 8th Judicial District Court Office is:

1413 S. 2nd Street
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (575) 445-5585
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Colfax County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 230 N 3rd St, Raton, NM 87740, United States
Phone: 575-445-5551

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