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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|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.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Systems Premium combined database of New Mexico criminal records. Includes: Administrative Office of Courts District & Magistrate court records; Department of Corrections inmate, probation, and parole records; DWI offender database; and New Mexico registered offenders.
|DWI Offenders |
New Mexico Courts database of DWI offender histories and court dispositions.
|Inmates & Offenders |
New Mexico Corrections Department database of current inmates, and offenders who are on probation or parole.
|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.
|Sex Offenders |
New Mexico Department of Public Safety registered sex offenders.
|Unclaimed Property |
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department information on and access to their unclaimed property database at MissingMoney.com.
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.
|County Clerks |
Browse this New Mexico Secretary of State list for the names, addresses, and phone number of New Mexico County Clerks.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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 |
New Mexico probation & parole fugitives most wanted by the Corrections Department.
|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.