New Mexico Death Records

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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.

New Mexico Death Records


Can I get a copy of a New Mexico death record?

Yes, if you are immediate family you can obtain a certified copy of a New Mexico death record, which is usually a government stamped certifcate that can be used for legal purposes.

Are New Mexico deaths ublic record?

Yes, New Mexico death records are public record that anyone can view however, only immediate family can obtain a certified copy of a NM death certificate unless directed by a court order.

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4 responses to “New Mexico Death Records

    1. Blanca, to obtain a copy of your sister’s New Mexico death certificate you will want to reach out to the New Mexico Department of Health. They are the managing state agency in New Mexico that archives vital records including, marriage records, birth records and death records. You can make a request to obtain a certified copy of your sister’s NM death certificate in person, online, by mail or over the phone. Their phone number is 877-284-0963 and a certified copy of this NM death record will cost about $40

      How to Get Copy of a New Mexico Death Certificate

      1. Visit the New Mexico Department of Health website
      2. Request to get a copy of a death certificate
      3. Fill out the VitalChek form and submit it
      4. Provide proof of ID and pay the $40 fee
      5. Processing by mail will take 3-5 business days

  1. I am looking for information about a young man who died in or around 1950, due to a motorcycle accident.
    I have very little information about him, except his first name was Benjamin, and he died in a MVA. I am pretty sure he was from Albe quere, New Mexico. I know this isn’t much information, but if there is a way to search the year 1950, MVA, and the name Benjamin, will I be able to find out anything or do i need to be way more specific?

    1. Judy, we would like to help you but unfortunately there is not enough information to lookup this death record. Another option for you is to contact the New Mexico Department of Health directly, as they archive this information, and inquire about this person’s death record. Their phone number, for your convenience is 575-397-2463

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Last Updated: December 3, 2019

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