The Taos County Clerk's Office maintains all land titles and documents which are required to be recorded by law. The Clerk may file and record any instrument of writing that is duly acknowledged and certified. These documents include: real estate contracts, liens, release of liens, mortgages, deeds, power of attorney, plats, and many others. The Clerk requires all documents to have original signatures and must be notarized prior to recording. The original documents are then returned after they are filed into permanent record.
The County Clerk is required to attend all Board of Commission sessions to keep the seals, records, and papers of the board; to keep a record of the proceedings of the board; file all board resolutions and ordinances; to record the vote of each Commissioner, and to sign all orders issued by the Board.