New Mexico Birth Records

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New Mexico has been maintaining birth records since 1919 when the state passed a law making it mandatory to record vital events such as births. Some birth records as far back as the 1889 were recorded, but unfortunately they are not available.

New Mexico is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records become public once they are 100 years old, which is for births in 1917 and before.

New Mexico Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1919-2017 for the entire state of New Mexico is The Department of Public Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.


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