If the property deed(s) is in joint tenants, no probate is required, although please follow-up with the County Assessor’s Office for further information.
If a probate is required, all original documents filed for the purposes of a probate remain in the County Clerk’s probate filing system. When applying and dropping off a new probate, please be sure to bring an original or certified copy of the death certificate, and the original will of the decedent if a will is available. Also, be sure that all documents are filled out legibly and accompanied with the correct fee amount; we accept cash, check, or money order.
All requests for public record copy(ies) must be in written form along with the correct copying fees and the book and page/instrument number of the recorded property documents associated with the probate.
Helpful probate documents can be found at the NM Supreme Court Help Files. There is a helpful flow chartthat shows the step by step probate process with and without a will.
Ex-Officio Probate Clerk
Katharine E. Clark, Santa Fe County Clerk
Probate Records Requests: copy fees $1.00 per page or a certified copy $2.00 for the first page & $1.00 for each page thereafter per document
Probate Packets: fee $5.00
Probate Filing:fee $30.00
Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office
100 Catron Street (New Building)
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Post Office Box 1985
Santa Fe, NM 87504