Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, and in continuing to align with directives from the Governor’s Office and Los Alamos County, County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking proactive measures. Beginning Monday, July 6 and until further notice, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions.
Customers may drop off items in the designated Drop-Box located outside the Clerk’s Office. Staff will process Drop-Box items and be available to assist customers by phone and/or email between the hours of 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Any urgent matters needing in-person services will be handled with COVID Safe Practices (CSP) in place, and through appointments made by calling the office. Customers are highly encouraged to continue to stay safe, and conduct business remotely by computer or phone whenever possible, and limit in-person transactions to urgent matters.
“As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis, my office will continue to respond appropriately and adapt to any new challenges or directives, while continuing to serve the people of Los Alamos County,” said Clerk Maestas. “I feel it is important to help ensure the safety and well-being of my staff and the general public, and we ask for your patience, as some transactions may require an appointment or take slightly longer than it would during normal operations.
Clerk Maestas would like to remind customers of services that are available online, avoiding the need to come into the office. To search the real estate document index or government documents, customers may utilize the Online Records Portal. For searching probate and marriage records, or to apply for a marriage license, customers may use the Probate & Marriage Online Records Portal. Please visit the County Clerk’s Office webpage at www.losalamosnm.us/clerk to view additional services.
Clerk Maestas and staff are working closely with the New Mexico Secretary of State and our Los Alamos County officials for their support and preparedness related to the upcoming November 2020 General Election. At this time, there have been NO MAJOR changes to the upcoming election cycle; However, the last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot by Mail is Tuesday, October 20th. Citizens are reminded to utilize NMVote.org for voter registration and to other election related services, i.e. voter registration, absentee requests.
The Clerk’s Office thanks you for your continued support in following the recommended CSP, as it will be more important than ever to be diligent in these practices. Wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and avoid large social gatherings. As this situation continues to evolve, the Clerk’s Office will share updates on any additional changes to daily operations via the web at www.losalamosnm.us/clerk and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If individuals have questions, please call 505-662-8010, or email at email@example.com.