New Mexico Public Records

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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Adoptions | Waiting Children

New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department children waiting to be adopted.

Attorney General Opinions

Database of New Mexico Attorney General Opinions and Advisory Letters.


State Bar of New Mexico registered attorneys and law firms.

Attorneys | Disciplinary Actions

New Mexico Supreme Court attorney Disciplinary Board reprimands and judicial notice quarterly reports.

Births and Christenings 1726-1918

Index of New Mexico christening and birth records filed between 1726 and 1918.

County Clerks

Browse this New Mexico Secretary of State list for the names, addresses, and phone number of New Mexico County Clerks.

Court Opinions | Supreme Court & Court of Appeals

New Mexico Compilation Commission index of Court of Appeals & Supreme Court Opinions.

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.

Death Records

Deaths and burials recorded in New Mexico 1788-1798 and 1838-1955.

Delinquent Property Tax Sales

New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department scheduled public tax auction sales.

DWI Convictions

Driving While Under the Influence (DWI) convictions. View reports or search the NM court system for case records.

Electric Companies & Cooperatives

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission lists of regulated electric companies and rural electric cooperatives.


New Mexico genealogy and history resources from FamilySearch.

Government Directory

State, Federal, and Local Government in New Mexico.


New Mexico State Personnel Office government jobs.


Find current or former members of the New Mexico State Senate or House of Representatives.


New Mexico State Library directory 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.

Marriages 1751-1918

Index of 93,000 New Mexico marriage records filed between 1751 and 1918.

Missing Children

Missing New Mexico children search.

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.

Phone Directory

New Mexico State Government phone directory in pdf format.


Browse this alphabetical listing of all schools in New Mexico, including elementary, middle, high, charter, postsecondary, nonpublic and special schools.

Schools | Colleges & Universities

Higher Education Department list and performance of New Mexico colleges and universities.

Spanish Enlistment Papers 1770-1816

Browse this New Mexico Genealogical Society database of Spanish Militia Enlistment Papers covering the period 1770-1816.


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

New Mexico Environment Department lists of underground and above ground storage tanks, petroleum facilities & owners, and leaking sites.


New Mexico Secretary of State voter registration search.

New Mexico is located in the southwest United States. The Capital is Santa Fe and the largest city is Albuquerque.  The Official Web Site is located at  New Mexico is the 36th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 2,085,572 and the 2010 census population was 2,059,192.  The land area is 121,298.15 square miles and there are 17 persons per square mile.

82.9% of the population is White, 2.5% is Black or African American, 47.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 10.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% are two or more races. 83.6% are a high school graduate or higher, and 25.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $160,000. There are on average 2.66 persons per household, the per capita income is $23,763, the median household income is $44,927, and 20.4% of the persons in New Mexico are considered below poverty level.

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