New Mexico Marriage & Divorce Vital Records
Capitol: Santa Fe
Most Populous City: Albuquerque
Total Area: 121,697 sq mi
Total Population (2010): 2059179
Marriages and divorces are not considered confidential New Mexico vital records but instead are public district court records. New Mexico marriage records are maintained by the county clerk in the county where license was issued; New Mexico divorce records are maintained by the clerk of the district court where the divorce was granted. There are a few marriage and divorce court records dating back to 1727, but most records date from the 1860s. Historical records can be found at the State Records Center and Archives, under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Commission of Public Records, including marriage registers, licenses, certificates, surveys, and listings for 1864-1931 as well as divorce records prior to 1912 in court dockets. The New Mexico State Library maintains a Southwest Collection as well as State and Federal Documents collections, which can also contain some court information.For more information on New Mexico vital records, visit New Mexico Birth & Death Vital Records
New Mexico Vital Records Offices
Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Note: Marriage and divorce records are found at county of issue.
Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Information Division
2905 Rodeo Park Dr East, Bldg #5
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records Available: Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Criminal Records Bureau
PO Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Fingerprint search requests are not available except for checks for children or elderly-related occupations mandated by state statute, and an FBI search can be done for those groups. The state's records are 100% fingerprint-supported.
Search Note: Download the release form at the web page.
Records Available: Incarceration Records
New Mexico Corrections Department
Central Records Unit
PO Box 27116
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Business Hours: 7:30AM-5PM
Search Note: Location, conviction and sentencing information, behavior, release dates are provided.
New Mexico County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records
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