2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 14 - Records, Rules, Legal Notices, Oaths
Article 8 - Recording
Section 14-8-15 - Payment of fees; disposition.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 14-8-15 (2018)
14-8-15. Payment of fees; disposition.

A. No county clerk shall receive any instrument of writing for filing or record unless the fees for such filing and recording have first been paid.

B. Unless otherwise specified by law, the county clerk shall collect a recording fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each document filed or recorded by the county clerk.

C. If a document being filed or recorded contains more than ten entries to the county recording index, the county clerk shall collect an additional fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each additional block of ten or fewer entries to the county recording index from the document.

D. To the extent documents described in Section 14-8-13 NMSA 1978 are filed or recorded in the office of the county clerk, the documents shall be received pursuant to the fees described in this section.

E. For each fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) collected by the county clerk pursuant to this section, eighteen dollars ($18.00) shall be deposited in the county general fund and seven dollars ($7.00) shall be deposited in the county clerk recording and filing fund.

History: Laws 1901, ch. 62, § 19; 1909, ch. 49, § 1; Code 1915, § 4797; C.S. 1929, § 118-121; 1941 Comp., § 13-113; 1953 Comp., § 71-1-13; 2011, ch. 134, § 14.


Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Cross references. — For deduction from salary for failure to collect fees to be paid in advance, see 4-44-29 NMSA 1978.

The 2011 amendment, effective July 1, 2011, imposed fees for recording documents.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 66 Am. Jur. 2d Records and Recording Laws § 80.

76 C.J.S. Records § 19 et seq.

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