New Mexico Public Records: How to obtain public records in New Mexico

In 1959, the Commission of Public Records was created to govern the State Records Center and Archives. The State Records Center and Archives retains all public records in the state of New Mexico.

Being the state of New Mexico’s most historical and cultural resource, it houses records going back as far as 1621 from the Spanish government. This is an incredible resource from an historical perspective.

For individuals who need records only from their lifetime, these are also available to be requested. If you need to have a copy of these records, these come with a fee for obtaining the copy and must be paid to the treasury itself.

Make sure your checks or money orders are made payable to the New Mexico General Treasury. All certificates are available to be obtained by the following means:

By mail – You can mail your fees and forms to the below address:
New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

In Person – You can visit the main office by going to:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Archives and Historical Services Division is located within the New Mexico Library, Archives and Records Center Building:

1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Electronically – Many of the records are available for free online at: You can also e-mail the State Archives:

Questions – You may contact by phone any questions you may have.  (505) 476-7948

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