Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide

Otero County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on January 30, 1899 from Doña Ana County and Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of Miguel A. Otero, territorial delegate to U. S. Congress. Learn More About State of New Mexico History

Otero County is bordered by Doña Ana County (west), Sierra County, Lincoln County (north), Chaves County (east), Eddy County.east), Culberson County, Texas , Hudspeth County, Texas (south), El Paso County, Texas (southwest).

Otero County Cities and Towns include Alamogordo.

Otero County, New Mexico Courthouse Records

Otero County, New Mexico Courthouse
Otero County, NM Courthouse

The Otero County Courthouse is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Learn More About State of New Mexico Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Otero county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Otero County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1899, Land Records from 1890s and Probate Records from 1890s. The County Clerks office has land records, including deeds, mining records, surveys, and plats; marriage records; and some probate records. Also Military discharges, liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, and miscellaneous affidavits may be found there.
  • Otero County 12th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.

Otero County, New Mexico Census Records

  • Learn More: State of New Mexico Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • Territorial Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Otero County, New Mexico Vital Records

Otero County, New Mexico Resources

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