New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates become public records one hundred (100) years after the date of birth.

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.


Important Notice

We only issue certificates for individuals whom were born the state of New Mexico. Please see the Vital Records Reference by State to find out where to obtain birth certificates for other states. To request a New Mexico birth certificate, please continue reading below.


Request Online or by Phone

New Mexico Vital Records does not accept credit cards or online orders.  However, you may order birth certificates and death certificates online through our independent partner company.

VitalChek is our authorized expediting service.

We do not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you may apply online through VitalChek, an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service.

We are now offering two options for ordering certificates through VitalChek. Customers can either order with 3-5 business day processing and Next Day Air delivery by UPS costing $44.50 (birth certificate) or $39.50 (death certificate) or by choosing the option with 3-5 business day processing with regular U. S. Mail delivery costing $26.00 (birth certificate) or $21.00 (death certificate).

VitalChek can be reached either through the VitalChek Express Certificate Service or by phone at 877-284-0963. 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.


Request by Mail

When requesting a birth certificate via the mail, you can either fill out the form and mail it in, or send a letter with specific information.

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.

Fill Out Form

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Print out the Birth Record Search Application form and fill out all required fields. We also have a Spanish Version of the form.

Write a Letter

Instead of filling out the form, you can alternately write a letter with the following information.

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.

Always Use Your Physical Address

If you receive your mail at a post office box, please include a physical street address for our internal files.

Don't Forget to Inlcude the Fee

The non-refundable search fee is $10 per certified copy if record is on file. Please make your certified check or money order payable to "New Mexico Vital Records" in the exact amount. Do not send cash.

Mail the Form or Letter with Fee

Please mail (do not email) your request along with the correct fee to:

New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125


Request in Person

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.

The search fee for a birth certificate is $10 per certificate.

Santa Fe

Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics

1105 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

505-827-0121 (Phone)
1-866-534-0051 (Toll Free)

Albuquerque

Midtown Public Health Office
Birth Certificate Requests

2400 Wellesley Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Hours: Tickets to apply for birth certificates are passed out beginning at 8:00am. They are passed out on a first come first serve basis. If you get a ticket you will be served same day.

505-841-4100 (Phone)
1-866-534-0051 (Toll Free)

Socorro

Socorro County Public Health Office
Birth Certificate Requests

214 Neel Avenue NW
Socorro, NM 87801

Hours: Only Offered on Tuesday from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm

575-835-0971 (Phone)

NOTE: Visit our Public Health Offices page for a list of locations which offer Vital Records services.