COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, and in continuing to align with directives from the Los Alamos County Manager’s Office, County Clerk Naomi Maestas will be taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of citizens and employees. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, the County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions, not made by appointment, for the next two weeks. Additional updates will be issued dependent upon information that presents itself during the next two weeks. At this time, the County Clerk Office doors will remain locked, and staff will process Drop-Box items and be available to assist customers, by appointment.
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. Any urgent matters needing in-person services will be handled with COVID Safe Practices (CSP) in place, and by appointment only.
To help manage traffic flow that complies with CSP’s, the Clerk’s Office has implemented an online process to schedule appointments, a link is available on its website at http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk. Customers can also call the office at (505) 662-8010 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Customers may continue to drop off items in the Drop-Box located on the wall near the door to the Clerk’s Office, Suite 240. Staff will process Drop-Box items and are available to assist customers by phone and email between the hours of 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
“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 citizens 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 applying for a marriage license, customers may use the Probate & Marriage Online Records Portal. Please visit the County Clerk’s Office webpage http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk to access these portal links and view additional services.
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 the community for its 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 http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If individuals have questions, please call 505-662-8010, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.