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

Lea County, New Mexico Overview

Lea County is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The county was formed in 1917 and named after Joseph Calloway Lea, a captain in the U.S. Army and the founder of the New Mexico Military Academy. The county seat is Lovington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 69,749 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,394 square miles of which 4,391 square miles is land and 3.3 square miles is water. Lea County borders the following counties: Roosevelt County to the north; Chaves County to the west; Eddy County to the west; Loving County, Texas to the south; Winkler County, Texas to the southeast; Andrews County, Texas to the east; Gaines County, Texas to the east; Yoakum County, Texas to the east and Cochran County, Texas to the northeast. Lea County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 88114, 88231, 88240, 88242, 88252, 88260, 88264, 88262, 88265 and 88267. The most populated zip code is 88240.

Lea County Assessor’s Office Information

The Lea County Assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property for taxing authorities in the county, such as municipalities, school districts and hospital districts. Other responsibilities of the Assessor’s Office are:

  • Find, list, and value residential, commercial, vacant, and business personal property for ad valorem tax purposes.
  • Notify property owners of their assessed property values.
  • Prepare the county property real-property and personal-property tax rolls for the Lea County Treasurer.
  • Enforce limitation on Increase in Value
  • Grants certain property-tax exemptions allowable by state law.

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

    100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 2
    Lovington, NM 88260
    Email: skennedy@leacounty.net
    Phone: (575) 396-8626
    Fax: (575) 396-8529
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sharla Kennedy is the County Assessor of Lea County. She can be contacted at (575) 396-8626 or emailed at skennedy@leacounty.net

    Lea County Assessor’s Office Staff:

    Janice Joiner, Chief Deputy Assessor
    Email: jjoiner@leacounty.net

    Lea County Clerk’s Office Information

    The County Clerk’s office is the official record keeper for Lea County. All documents pertaining to Lea County land are recorded in this office: deeds, oil and gas leases, mortgages etc. This office also records documents related to discharges from military service, powers of attorney, stipulations, espousal agreements, etc. Uniform Commercial Code documents and copies of past and current County newspapers are on filed in this office.

    The Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses. The Clerk is also the Probate Clerk to the County Probate Judge and maintains all probate proceedings executed by the probate judge.

    The County Clerk is the Chief administrator of elections. All elections except municipal elections are planned, conducted and canvassed by this office. Voter affidavits and files are processed and updated and all records related to elections are maintained.

    The Clerk is the ex-officio clerk of the County Commission and is required to be present and take minutes of all commission meetings. All commission proceedings such as minutes, ordinances and resolutions are recorded and preserved and it is the responsibility of the Clerk’s office. All records in the Clerk’s office are permanent and available to the public.

    To access the recorded documents at the Lea County Clerk’s Office online, visit the following link:

    Inspection of Public Records Act

    The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information on governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records with a few exceptions. Most records are available for public inspection during normal business hours. To request to inspect records from Lea County please send a written request to:

    Records Custodian:
    County Manager Mike Gallagher
    100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 4,
    Lovington, NM 88260
    E-mail: mgallagher@leacounty.net
    Phone: (575) 396-8601
    Fax: (575) 396-2093

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

    P.O. Box 1507
    Lovington, NM 88260

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

    100 N. Main Avenue, Suite 1C
    Lovington, NM 88260
    Email: kmanes@leacounty.net
    Phone: (575) 396-8619
    Fax: (575) 396-3293
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Keith Manes is the County Clerk of Lea County. He can be contacted at (575) 396-8619 or emailed at kmanes@leacounty.net

    Lea County Clerk’s Office Staff:

    Tryon Hassen, Chief Deputy County Clerk
    Email: thassen@leacounty.net

    Lea, NM Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200959,823
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,521
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200998
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200970
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,340
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009138
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009863
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200997
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,519
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,032
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009458
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009232
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009223
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009784
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009579
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200972
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009127
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009185
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009122
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200936,678

    Lea County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 100 N Main Street, Lovington, NM 88260, United States
    Phone: 575-396-8619

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