New Mexico Public Records
The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act in Chapter 14, Article 2 grants public access to virtually all public records. Exceptions include medical records, letters of reference concerning employment, personnel files, records from open investigations, trade secrets, tactical response & emergency plans prepared by the state, and discharge papers of U.S. armed forces veterans.
We designed this page to provide you with the resources to find the most pertinent public records in New Mexico. View those databases below, or use the side menus to find county and city public records, as well as professional licenses.
- Court System - The New Mexico court system has four levels. First are Magistrate Courts and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court (both handle civil cases to $10K, felony first appearances, misdemeanors, DWI, and traffic violations); Municipal Courts (petty misdemeanors, DWI, traffic & ordinance violations); and Probate Courts (probate & estate matters). At the second level are District Courts, which handle civil, domestic relations, mental health, misdemeanor, juvenile, & felony cases. Third is the Court of Appeals, which handles civil, juvenile & non-capital criminal appeals. At the top is the Supreme Court, which reviews all capital-criminal decisions, and has discretionary jurisdiction over other lower court appeals. Standing apart is the Tribal Court, which handles Native American matters. Go here to access: New Mexico Court Records
- Criminal Records - Misdemeanors, DWI, traffic, and other violations can be handled by Magistrate Courts, Municipal Courts, or the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Juvenile and felony cases are handled by the District Courts. For more details about researching these records, and for access to free and fee databases, go to our New Mexico Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records - Birth and death certificates are provided by: New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics, P.O. Box 26110, 1105 St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87502, (505) 827-0121, (505) 827-2338 24-Hour Information, Line (877) 284-0963 for credit card orders. Access is restricted, so be sure to read the details on our Vital Records page.
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|New Mexico Home Page |
Use this official State of New Mexico site to find government officials, agencies, departments, programs, and services in the land of enchantment.
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Search the State Bar of New Mexico for registered attorneys and law firms.
|Attorneys | Disciplinary Actions |
New Mexico formal reprimands and judicial notices for professional responsibility document in PDF format. Includes names of attorneys disciplined and the circumstances involved.
|City Records |
Research free public records at the city level via these city resources in New Mexico.
|County Clerks |
Browse this New Mexico Secretary of State list for the names, addresses, and phone number of New Mexico County Clerks.
|Court Decisions |
Search the Wyoming State Law Library Index of New Mexico Court Decisions listed by year, and view New Mexico Supreme Court Decisions from 1852-present and New Mexico Court of Appeals Decisions from 1966 - present.
|Court Records |
Search statewide in New Mexico for District, Magistrate and Municipal civil, traffic, and criminal court filings. Search by name, date of birth, driver license number & state, case number and/or date range.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER |
Provided by: U.S. District Court of New Mexico. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal civil & criminal court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents.
|Court Records - U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of New Mexico bankruptcies. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search New Mexico statewide or nationwide for criminal records by name & DOB or age. Huge database. Save time and get more information.
|Delinquent Property Tax Sales |
Provided by: State of New Mexico, Taxation & Revenue Department, Property Tax Division, Delinquent Property Tax Bureau. Information on scheduled public auction sales.
|DWI Convictions |
Use this DWI Resource Center, Inc. to search for New Mexico Driving While Under the Influence (DWI) convictions by year and name.
|DWI Offender Histories |
Search this New Mexico Courts database of DWI offender histories by name or social security number and view corresponding DWI Case Listing Reports.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in New Mexico for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Farm Subsidies |
Search the EWG Farm Subsidy Database in New Mexico for Farm Subsidies Statewide by name, or list by county, city, or zip code.
|Film Directory |
Search this listing of companies and individuals providing film-related services by type of service, name and/or company.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in New Mexico instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Gaming - Licensed Establishments |
This map of licensed gaming establishments in New Mexico displays name of establishment, city and date license issued in Adobe Acrobat format.
|Genealogy Books |
Use this RootsWeb service to search for genealogy book information. Scroll down to "Old Cowboys" to search the New Mexico cowboy book.
Search the New Mexico Corrections Department for state inmates both behind bars and on probation by name or NMCD number. Provides current location, supervision type and offense description.
|Insurance Producers |
Search for New Mexico licensed insurance producers by name, Social Security Number or license number.
Provided by: New Mexico Personnel Office. Search for government jobs by location or title or browse listings of jobs. Provides agency name, recruitment period, position description, pay scale, requirement and other info.
|Land Patent Records |
New Mexico Land Patent records (transfer of public lands to private ownership). U.S. Bureau of Land Management database.
Search for legislation (bills, memorials, resolutions and outlay requests) in current and past New Mexico House and Senate sessions.
Search by name, district, or zip code for members of the State Senate or House of Representatives.
New Mexico State Library lists of academic, public, school, and special libraries.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business |
Free New Mexico professional, medical, and business license databases and license verification services. Find architects doctors, dentists, attorneys, contractors, banks, credit unions, and more.
|Lobbyists - by Name |
Under Election Resources, click on "Index of Lobbyists" to browse (PDF format) by name for active lobbyists in New Mexico. Provides name, address, and Employer Organization.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in New Mexico to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Most Wanted |
Browse this listing of most wanted fugitives in New Mexico to view name, photo, DOB, physical description, and offenses.
|Offenders - On Probation |
Search for state inmates both behind bars and offenders on probation in New Mexico by name or NMCD number. Provides current location, supervision type and offense description.
|Offenders - Registered |
Search this New Mexico Department of Public Safety list of registered offenders in New Mexico by name, zip code, city, county, or entire state.
|Oil & Gas Royalties |
This royalty inquiry from the New Mexico Oil & Gas ONGUARD system allows the user to search and view PUN, Lease and Well completion data for State lands.
|Oil & Gas Taxes |
This tax inquiry from the New Mexico Oil & Gas ONGUARD system provides recent Production Unit Number (PUN) information/history and Tax Detail by entering in a API Pool, PUN or OGRID number.
Browse this alphabetical listing of all schools in New Mexico, including elementary, middle, high, charter, postsecondary, nonpublic and special schools.
Search for New Mexico Statutes, Rules & Code by keyword. Includes the New Mexico Constitution, Territorial Laws, Judicial Volumes, Local District Rules, Miscellaneous Tables, and Administrative Code.
|Storage Tanks |
View New Mexico Environment Department listings of underground and above ground storage tanks, petroleum facilities & owners, and leaking sites.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search by name for unclaimed property in New Mexico. Provides property ID, owner name, address, holder name, amount, and query fields for making a claim.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
New Mexico Secretary of State UCC records. Do a standard RA9 (exact name) or non-standard (flexible) search by debtor name, or search by file number.
Browse this New Mexico Public Regulation Commission listing of regulated gas, electric, water, sanitation and telecommunication utilities to view company name, address and phone.