New Mexico Death Records Search
In New Mexico, the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of the New Mexico Department of Health is responsible for maintaining and issuing the records of all deaths that occur in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics maintains New Mexico Death Records of 1920-present. New Mexico Death Certificates are not publicly available. Only the immediate family members of the deceased or people with a tangible interest in the record are allowed to request for and obtain certified death records in New Mexico. That being said, NM death records can be viewed, not obtained, by the general public as they are public record.
Who Can Request Certified New Mexico Death Records
- A parent of the deceased
- Siblings of the deceased
- Adult children of the deceased
- Adult grandchildren of the deceased
- The deceased’s maternal or paternal grandparents
Provided you’re eligible for it, you can obtain New Mexico Death Records in a number of ways including in person, by mail and online. Following is how you can obtain death records in New Mexico via each method.
Certified New Mexico Death Records
The first way of requesting for and obtaining death records in New Mexico is in person. To make an in person request for death records in New Mexico, visit a local New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics office, complete the search application, present a copy of a valid photo ID, and pay the nominal fee.
New Mexico Death Records By Mail
The second way for you to request for and obtain death records in New Mexico is by mail. In order to make a mail request for the death record you need, complete and mail a Death Record Search Application along with a copy of a valid photo ID and a self-addressed envelope to:
New Mexico Vital Records P.O. Box 25767 Albuquerque, NM 87125
In addition to the above, you need to mail a pay order or check for the fee. If you don’t want to fill out the form, you can make a request for the death record you need by writing a letter to the Vital Records division of the New Mexico Department of Health. Following is the information your letter should contain:
- The name of the deceased
- The date of death
- The city of death including county
- The social security number of the deceased (if known)
- Your relationship to the deceased
- Your name and signature
- The purpose of making the request
- Your mailing address
New Mexico Death Records Online
The final way to request for and obtain death records in New Mexico is online. The New Mexico Department of Health provides death records online through Vitalcheck, the authorized expediting service. To make an online request for the death record you need, go to the website of Vitalcheck and follow the instructions mentioned there.
Another way to request for and obtain New Mexico Death Records is online through public databases. To find out more, contact the New Mexico Division of Vital Records by calling them at 505-827-0121.