Colfax County, New Mexico Courthouse

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Colfax County Courthouse
230 North 3rd Street
Raton, New Mexico 87740
Mailing Address:
County Clerk
P.O. Box 159
Raton, New Mexico 87740
County Clerk - Telephone 575-445-5551
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Closed on Holidays
County Clerk's Office website


The former county seats were Elizabethtown (1869), moved 1872 to Cimarron, 1881 to Springer and finally in 1897 after a bitter legislative fight, moved to Raton.

The courthouse, built in 1936, is a five-story blond, brick building with a hipped tile roof on the top story and flat roofs on the lower portions. The building has glazed tile cornices and bas relief metal panels. The larger bas reliefs have scenes of farming, mining, and cattle ranching, which were the main industries in Colfax County. Some of the smaller motifs show the cattle brands from Colfax County. Some of the other architectural features include terrazzo floors, tile wainscoating, chipped-tile roof on the top story roof and flat roofs on lower areas.

The Colfax County Courthouse building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Divorce Records

Colfax County clerk's office does NOT record divorce records. Divorce records are kept at the DISTRICT COURT in the county where the divorce was filed. Colfax County District Court
Phone: (575)445-5584