Welcome to the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics Website. We hope that the information on our site serves your needs.
We only issue certificates for individuals who were born in the state of New Mexico. Please see the Vital Records Reference by State to find out where to obtain birth certificates for other states.
New Mexico birth and death certificates are restricted access records. State law restricts access to the registrant, 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, grandchild, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record.
Certificate Request Forms
To request a New Mexico birth or death certificate, click a certificate request form below.
NOTE: 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, grandchild, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record. See the List of Acceptable Documents for Obtaining a Birth Record for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I request a certificate online or by phone?
Yes. VitalChek is our authorized expediting service.
We do not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you may apply online through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service.
VitalChek can be reached either through the VitalChek Express Certificate Service or by phone at 800-255-2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
NOTE: You will be re-routed to VitalChek's secure website for order processing and payment. Additional service and shipping fees apply.
Can I get a birth certificate from a local office?
Yes. You don't have to mail your request or travel to Santa Fe to obtain birth certificates!
Many of our Public Health Offices (PHO) offer Vital Records services and therefore can issue birth certificates. Requests for death certificates must be ordered through the Santa Fe Office. Simply visit our Public Health Offices page and search for a public health office near you which offers the Vital Records service. Due to limited staffing in some offices we recommend calling the Public Health Office before you go to insure that they are available to issue birth certificates, as some offices have limited days and hours.
Where can I obtain 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.
Where can I get a certified birth/death certificate copy from another state?
The National Center for Health Statistics provides a Vital Records Reference by State where you can click on the state where the birth, death, marriage or divorce occurred and obtain instructions on how to order a record.
What documents are used to establish Proof of Identity?
Please review the List of Acceptable Documents for Obtaining a Birth Record for details.
What services do we provide?
- Register birth and death certificates for the State of New Mexico.
- Issue certified copies of filed Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.
- Register delayed births.
- Process corrections to vital records.
- Process amendments to birth certificates after Adoption.
- Process court ordered amendments.
- Process Acknowledgment of Paternity requests.
- Maintain a Putative Father Registry.
- Analyze and tabulate vital statistics.
- Prepare data files for public health surveillance, health researchers, and state and federal agencies.
- Publish Health Statistics related to birth and death data.