Search Public Records in Lea County, NM. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments.
Lea County is located in the state of New Mexico. The county was formed on March 17, 1917. Hobbs is the largest city in the county, while Lovington is the county seat; other cities in the county include Eunice and Jal. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 64,727 and a total area of 4,394 square miles, of which 3.3 square miles is water and 4,391 square miles is land. Lea County boarders 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.
The County Clerk’s office is the official record keeper for Lea County. The clerk maintains all records pertaining to land transactions in the county, like deeds, oil and gas leases, mortgages, liens, military discharges, powers of attorney, stipulations, espousal agreements, and other official documents. In addition, the Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses and acts as the chief administrator of elections.
Records maintained by the clerk’s office can be accessed by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will be required to visit the Lea County Clerk’s Website. The site has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available online. The other way to obtain copies of public records is by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours. You will be required to present a completed records request form with the details of the records you are requesting.
Below is the physical address of the Lea County Clerk’s office:
100 N. Main
Lovington, New Mexico 88260
Phone number: (575) 396-8601
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