Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
In 1919, Vital Records and Health Statistics was created to register births and deaths that occurred in New Mexico. Prior to this time, birth and death records were collected by a variety of institutions which were not health-related, including counties and churches. For the most part these statistics are not currently available from us.
Today, Vital Records receives its data from hospitals, midwives, funeral directors, physicians, the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), tribal authorities and other sources. New Mexico data is shared with the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in order to assess the health of the United States.
- Register New Mexico birth and death certificates for the State of New Mexico
- Issue certified copies of filed New Mexico birth and death certificates
- Register Delayed Births
- Process corrections to vital records
- Process Court Ordered Amendments
- Process "Acknowledgement of Paternity" forms
- Analyze and tabulate vital statistics
- Prepare data files for public health surveillance, health researchers, and state and federal agencies
- Publish reports related to birth and death data
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola County Public Health Office is now issuing birth certificates at the office on a part time basis. « read more »
Marriage Licenses & Divorce Decrees
Copies of marriage licenses are available from the County Clerk of the county where the marriage license was issued. Copies of divorce decrees are available from the District Court where the court order was filed. For further information about these services, please contact the appropriate county clerk or district court.
We have established relationships with other state agencies. Please visit the websites of our partners to learn more about them.
- Human Services Department
- New Mexico Child Support Laws
- Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
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