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Lea County, NM Public Records

5th Judicial District Court
Box #6-C
100 N Main
Lovington, NM 88260 http://www.fifthdistrictcourt.com
Hours: 8AM-12; 1PM-5PM MST
P: 575-396-8571
F: 575-396-2428
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, mental, abuse records released
Jal Magistrate Court
PO Box 507
Jal, NM 88252 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM Tues, 8AM-1PM TH MST
P: 575-395-2740
F: 575-395-2595
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
All record requests must be in writing.
Lovington Magistrate Court
100 W Central St, #D
Lovington, NM 88260 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-12 F MST
P: 575-396-6677
F: 575-396-6163
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
The Magistrate Court in Tatum has closed, the record are located here.
Hobbs Magistrate Court
2110 N Alto Dr
Hobbs, NM 88240-3455 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 575-397-3621
F: 575-393-9121
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: Sealed records not available.
Eunice Magistrate Court
PO Box 240
2200 W Avenue "O"
Eunice, NM 88231 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM M,W, 8AM-N F MST
P: 575-394-3368
F: 575-394-3335
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays
County Clerk
Box 1507
100 N Main St, #1C
Lovington, NM 88260 www.leacounty.net/p/elected-offic...
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-396-8619
F: 575-396-3293
Jurisdiction: Probate
The County Clerk holds the case files for "informal" or "uncontested" probate cases seen by the Probate Judge. The District Court holds case files for "formal" or "contested" probate cases.

Lea County, NM Vital Records

Contact the Lea County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lea County
County Clerk
100 Main St
Courthouse
Lovington, NM 88260
www.leacounty.net/p/Elected-Offic...
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 575-396-8619
Fax: 575-396-3293

Official Lea County Vital Certificates

Lea County Vital Certificates

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Lea County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 4,392.96 sq mi
Population (2009): 60,232
  • Females: 49.5%
  • White: 90.5%
  • Black/African American: 5.8%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 49.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 43.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 4,724
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 32.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 67.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 11.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.73
Housing Units (2000): 23,405
Homeownership Rate (2000): 72.6%
Migration Flow to Lea County, NM from (2007-2008):

Lea County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,586,481
  • Construction: $122,366
  • Retail Trade: $82,913
  • Professional and Technical Services: $34,725
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $38,993
  • Retail Trade: $82,913
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $32,307
  • Manufacturing: $46,996
  • Farms: $33,491
  • Government: $166,118
Employed (2000): 20,254
Unemployed (2000): 2,032
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $32,550
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,119
Local Government Revenue (2007): $178,771 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $36,208 (thou. dol.)

Lea County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,224
  • Per 1,000 population: 21.1
Deaths (2007): 488
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 11
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.0

Lea County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 383
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 37
  • Robbery: 40
  • Aggravated Assault: 303
Property Crimes (2008): 2,352
  • Burglary: 719
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,528
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 105

Lea County Genealogy Records