Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on January 6, 1852 as one of the nine original counties. The county was named for its location on the upper Rio Grande (Rio Arriba is "upper river" in Spanish). Learn More About State of New Mexico History

Rio Arriba County is bordered by Taos County.east), Mora County, Santa Fe County (south), Los Alamos County (south), Sandoval County (south), San Juan County (west), Archuleta County, Colorado (north), Conejos County, Colorado (north).

Rio Arriba County Cities and Towns include Española, Dulce.

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Courthouse Records

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Courthouse
Rio Arriba County, NM Courthouse

The Rio Arriba County Courthouse is located in Tierra Amarilla, 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 Rio Arriba 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.

  • Rio Arriba County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1884, Land Records from 1852 and Probate Records from 1852. 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.
  • Rio Arriba County 1st District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.

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