New Mexico Public Records
New Mexico State makes many of their records accessible to the public; you simply need to know where to look to find what you need. Many people are pressed for time when they start to search for this kind of information, so it is good to be able to find it all in one place.
Birth and Death Records
The New Mexico Department of Health is where you need to go when you want to obtain a copy of a birth certificate or a death certificate. You can access the forms on the site to order these records, download them and fill them out, but you must sign them and mail them in with the required fee to:
New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Phone Numbers: Voice (505) 827-0121 Toll Free
If you need to attend in person, the Sante Fe office is located at 1105 South St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM, 87502, the hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is the only office in New Mexico that provides counter service, so if you require your documentation urgently, you may consider ordering it online.
Marriage Certificates and Divorce Decrees
The specific county where the marriage or the divorce took place should have the specific information about the event. This page lists the counties and from there you can click on the individual counties and be taken to their web page to find the information you are looking for. Some counties are currently issuing marriage licenses for same sex couples contrary to state law.
Driving Record Info
You can order a copy of your Individual Driver History Record by going to the Motor Vehicle Division and filling out the required information. You will need to have a credit card handy to pay the required fee of $6.63 to obtain a copy of the Driver History Record.
If you are looking for court records, the official website for the State of New Mexico is the place to go. You will need to find the specific court level and county that the matter was filed in. Some records are public while others are not, it depends upon the state legislation and the circumstances of the case that you are searching for.
Property Tax Records
The Property Tax Division (PTD) is responsible for helping local governments administer and collect property taxes. The PTD site requires you to choose your county, click on that link, then provide some specific information. Once you have done that you should receive records about current property taxes, past taxes and whether the taxes are in arrears or not.
Sex Offender Registry
The New Mexico Sex Offender Registry is handled by the Department of Public Safety. You have to agree not to misuse the information that you receive from searching the site before you are provided access to the site. The intention of this site is to keep families safe and to help them to keep their children out of harm’s way by informing them as to where registered sex offenders reside in their local area. Most of the sex offender registry sites provide geographical information so that residents can see the proximity of the offender to their location.