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

Torrance County, New Mexico Overview

Torrance County is located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The county was formed in 1903 and named after Francis J. Torrance, the developer of the New Mexico Central Railroad. The county seat is Estancia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 15,302 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,346 square miles of which 3,345 square miles is land and 0.9 square miles is water. Torrance County borders the following counties: Santa Fe County to the north; San Miguel County to the north; Guadalupe County to the east; Lincoln County to the south; Socorro County to the south; Valencia County to the west and Bernalillo County to the northwest. Torrance County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 88301, 87070, 88318, 87015, 88321, 87016, 87032, 87035, 87036, 87061 and 87063. The most populated zip code is 87035.

Torrance County Assessor’s Office Information

The County Assessor’s Office primary responsibility is to determine the fair market value of all property within Torrance County for property tax collection purposes. The County Assessor’s Office values property which includes real property; manufactured homes; commercial property; livestock; and business personal property. Most of the collected taxes are used to fund the cost of local government (Torrance County, the Town of Estancia, Mountainair, Willard, Encino and the City of Moriarty), the public school districts (Estancia, Moriarty-Edgewood and Mountainair), emergency services (sheriff, fire departments and ambulance), and special taxing districts (East Torrance, Claunch Pinto, Carrizozo and Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation Districts).

The County Assessor’s Office also provides services as:

  • Accept and process reports from property owners.
  • List and identify location of property.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret market and cost trends.
  • Value property in conformance with professional standards of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the laws of the State of New Mexico.
  • Apply state laws that exempt certain properties and also allow for lower values for long term residential property owners.
  • Report to the property owner the value of their property through the Notice of Value in April annually.
  • Defend the value placed on the property at the Valuation Protest Board.

The mailing address of the Torrance County Assessor’s Office is:

P.O. Box 258
Estancia New Mexico, 87016

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

205 S 9th Street
Estancia New Mexico, 87016
Email: bcabber@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4300
Fax: (505) 384-4362
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Betty Cabber is the County Assessor of Torrance County. She can be contacted at (505) 544-4300 or emailed at bcabber@tcnm.us

Torrance County Assessor’s Office Staffs:

Jesse Lucero, Deputy Assessor
Email: jlucero@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4320

Victoria Sedillo, Office Manager/Business Personal Property/Livestock
Email: vsedillo@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4303

D’aun Zamora, Property Assessment Specialist
Email: dzamora@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4302

H. Geno Jones, Customer Service Representative
Email: hjones@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4301

Nick E. Sedillo, NM Certified Chief Appraiser
Email: nsedillo@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4310

Bill Holt, NM Certified Appraiser
Email: bholt@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4306

Crystal Garcia, Junior Appraiser
Email: crystalg@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4304

Steve Sasnow, Junior Appraiser
Email: ssasnow@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4307

Warren Metzger, Appraiser Apprentice
Email: wmetzger@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4305

Ruben Gastelum, GIS-GPS Analyst/Rural Addressing
Email: rgastelum@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4344

Torrance County Probate Judges Office Information

The documents needed to open a probate are as follows:

  • Deed showing ownership of property.
  • Original Death Certificate (No Photocopy) (5 days must have passed from date of death).
  • Original or authenticated copy of Will (No Photocopy) if you have one.
  • Name of Personal Representative.
  • Complete mailing address, area code and phone number.
  • List of heirs – Name, complete mailing address & zip code.
  • Check or money order payable to: Torrance County Probate.

Filing Fee: $30.00
Recording Death Certificate: $25.00
Packet: $5.00

There needs to be a Probate Clerk’s Certification of above papers along with Certificate of Authentication. No probates opened if date of death is over three (3) years, with a will, you must contact a New Mexico attorney and file in district court.

The mailing address of the Torrance County Probate Judges Office is:

P.O. Box 48
Estancia, New Mexico 87016

The physical address of the Torrance County Probate Judges Office is:

205 S 9th Street
Estancia New Mexico, 87016
Email: jsummers@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4696
Office Hours: Tuesday, 9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. (By appointment only)

Jim Summers is the Probate Judge of Torrance County. He can be contacted at (505) 544-4696 or emailed at jsummers@tcnm.us

Torrance County Probate Judges Office Staff:

Yvonne Otero, Probate Secretary

Torrance County Clerk’s Office Information

The County Clerk serves as ex-officio recorder of the county. The County Clerk also acts as the chief election officer of the county and is responsible administering all elections in the county. The Clerk has numerous duties associated with the Probate Court. As ex-officio clerk of the County Commission, the County Clerk attends sessions of the board, keeps the seals, and record of the proceedings, resolutions and the decisions on all questions concerning the raising of money. The Clerk signs all orders as issued by the board. The County Clerk is also responsible to file, keep, and maintain all accounts and actions of the Board of County Commission. The County Clerk issues marriage licenses, liquor licenses and other business licenses. Fee for marriage license is $25.00. The County Clerk’s Office records, files and preserves all types of documents such as deeds, mortgages, agreements, Uniform Commercial Code fillings, satisfaction of mortgages, liens, maps, etc. All documents recorded by the County Clerk’s Office are public records.

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

P.O. Box 767
Estancia, NM 87016

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

205 9th Street
Estancia, NM 87016
Email: ljaramillo@tcnm.us
Phone: (505) 544-4350
Fax: (505) 384-4080
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Linda Jaramillo is the County Clerk of Torrance County. She can be contacted at (505) 544-4350 or emailed at ljaramillo@tcnm.us

Torrance County Clerk’s Office Staffs:

Linda Kayser, Deputy Clerk
Email: lkayser@tcnm.us

Yvonne Otero, Administrative Assistant

Sylvia Chavez, Administrative Assistant

Genell Morris, Administrative Assistant

Torrance County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 205 9th St # 1, Estancia, NM 87016, United States
Phone: 505-246-4735

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