Departmental Mission: The Office of the County Clerk, known as the record keeper for the County, has two major statutory responsibilities. The two bureaus: recording and elections. All public records for the county can be found in this office and those documents include: deeds, mortgages, judgments, probate records, liens and deeds of trusts. Any public actions taken by Board of County Commissioners are also recorded in this office. In addition to public records, this office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses for the county. The County Clerk's Office is also responsible for elections held in Lea County. Voter registration and other functions involved with elections are the responsibility of this elected office.
Departmental Goals: The chief goal of the Clerk's Office is to produce and maintain the best permanent public records, while providing quality service to the taxpayers of the County. Another goal we consider important is the conduct of uncomplicated well-organized elections with comfortable registration and voting so that the public retains their high opinion of Lea County.
Departmental Strategy: The strategic plan of the Clerk's office is to strengthen team player attitudes, develop ownership and cross training while stressing the value of job, employee, and loyalty to the County residents. The office should function at full service level at all times.
County needs: To continue to provide the best possible access to public records, progressing as needed with technological advances. The office of the Clerk will continue to conduct all elections in accordance with State and Federal statutes while encouraging and educating the public about the importance of registering to vote.
Employee needs: To continue to train personnel via workshops and seminars so they may continue to provide effective and efficient service to the citizens of Lea County.