Search Public Records in McKinley County, NM. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments.
McKinley County is located in the northwestern section of the state of New Mexico. The county was formed on January 1, 1901, and named after President William McKinley. Gallup is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 71,492 people and a total area of 5,455 square miles, of which 5.5 square miles is water and 5,450 square miles is land. McKinley County borders the following counties: San Juan County to the north, Sandoval County to the east, Cibola County to the south, and Apache County, Arizona, to the west.
Harriett K. Becenti is the McKinley County Clerk, as of 2015. Her office’s primary responsibility is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, legal descriptions, bills of sale, subdivision maps and surveys, and property tax liens. The Clerk also files and records legal documents, such as notices of identity, flea market licenses, liquor licenses, business licenses, federal and state judgments and notices of intent to sue, marriage licenses, pawn permits, and fireworks permits. The County Clerk’s office also administers the oath of office to swear in all law enforcement officers and oversees the Bureau of Elections.
Documents maintained by the office of the clerk are public records and copies can be obtained by the public. To obtain copies of public records, you can do a public records search through the McKinley County Clerk Website. However, is important to note that records obtained online are not certified and cannot be used in any legal procedures. To obtain certified copies of public records, you will be required to submit a written request to the county clerk. The request should contain as much detailed information as possible about the records you are requesting.
Below is the physical address of the McKinley County Clerk’s office:
207 West Hill St.
Gallup, NM 87301
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