You may request certified copies of certificates in serveral ways for births or deaths that occurred in New Mexico.
New Mexico Birth Certificates are restricted access records.
State law restricts access to the registrant's Immediate Family members or those who represent tangible proof of legal interest in the requested record.
Immediate Family means any of the following: mother, father, sibling, child, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record.
Note: Birth certificates become public records one hundred (100) years after the date of birth.
Obtaining a New Mexico Birth Certificate by mail
To obtain a birth certificate by mail:
1. You may print out and mail (do not email) the birth search application form
Birth Search Application Form (Note: Do Not Email)
Solicitud para buscar Acta de NACIMIENTO (Note: No correo electrónico)
2. You may send a letter with the following information:
- The birth name of the person on the certificate.
- The date of birth.
- The city of birth including the county if known.
- The mother's full maiden name.
- The father’s full name.
- Requestor's relationship to the person on the birth certificate.
- The purpose for which you are requesting the birth certificate.
- Your name and signature.
- Your mailing address.
If you receive your mail at a Post Office Box, please include a physical street address for our internal files.
The fee for a birth certificate is $10 per certified copy. Please make your certified check or money order payable to "New Mexico Vital Records" in the exact amount.
Do not send cash.
Please mail your request along with the correct fee to:
New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125
You may order a New Mexico birth certificate with expedited delivery by clicking here.
NOTE: Additional service fees apply.
Applicant must present current government issued picture identification and complete a Search Application. The search fee for a birth certificate is $10.00 per certificate.
Counter Service through the Santa Fe State Office: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please note that on the 2nd Thursday of each month, the Counter is closed 8:30 am to 9:00 am The Santa Fe State Office is located at 1105 South St. Francis Drive between Cordova Road and Alta Vista Street. (Get Directions). Telephone number is (505) 827-0121 or Toll Free (866) 534-0051.
Counter Service for birth certificates through the Midtown Public Health Office in Albuquerque:Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed 12-1 daily. Please note that on the 1st Tuesday of every month, the counter is closed from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Albuquerque Office is in Midtown Public Health Office at 2400 Wellesley NE. Telephone number is (505) 827-0121 or Toll Free (866) 534-0051.