New Mexico Death Records

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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.

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New Mexico Death Record FAQs

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.

What New Mexico department records death records?

The New Mexico Department of health is the state agency in charge of recording and archiving New Mexico vital records which include death records, birth records and marriage records.

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  1. says:

    Joe, to get a copy of your wife’s death certificate for social security you will need to contact the New Mexico Department of Health directly. You can get an official copy of her New Mexico death certificate mailed to you. Their phone number is 877-284-0963

    We hope this helps!

  2. says:

    I now live in the Philippines and need copy of my deceased wife’s certified death certificate for Social Security. Lost original somewhere in the moving process. How can I receive another? Can it be sent to me here or only to US address?

  3. says:

    Hi there. I’m trying to find out if my brother has died recently. His name is David Trevor Richens, and his date of birth is 16th June 1953. His address is 4901 La Pera SE Ct, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1365. Many thanks. Mike Richens.

  4. says:

    Where do we access the online records? I am just looking to confirm a family death from 2021.

  5. says:

    I have reason to believe my father has passed, we are estranged and I’d really like to know if he is ok. Gabriel P. Leon age 63 living in Lovington New Mexico.

  6. says:

    Just wanting date of death and survivors. She is my cousin. Rita Smith. Age 84. Rio Rancho address.

  7. says:

    How may I obtain a copy of the death record for my great great grandfather, who passed away in 1930 in Santa Fe? I know where he is buried( recently discovered this information) and would like more information about him.

  8. says:

    Christina, we can search our NM death index for you if you provide us with his full name and age

  9. says:

    Father in-law is missing
    No one knows anything about his where abouts .. is he alive or passed ?

  10. says:

    Margarita, unfortunately NM death certificates can only be obtained by immediate family or court order. You will need to contact a family member to get permission to this person’s death certificate

  11. says:

    How can I view the death certificate of a deceased person? I live in Canada and I\’m not a family memberof the deceased but we were in a 15 year relationship.

  12. says:

    Cristie, we are happy to lookup this New Mexico death record information for you if we can get the full name and DOB or age of the person in question. Another option is to contact the New Mexico Department of Health to inquire about a death verification

  13. says:

    I called looking to find out when my brother passed away. It was somewhere between the 28th and today the 4th of December and all they tell me is that I have to pay a fee.

  14. says:

    John, we’re not showing any New Mexico for this person in our public record database. You can also check with the New Mexico Department of Health as they manage vital records for New Mexico

  15. says:

    I have heard from since last summer 2019. She is a troubled person living a hard life [I hope}. Her last listed name is Jamie Lynn King [maiden name Schmitz.
    Her last address I am aware of was on Bridge St in sw albuquerque. I just want ro know if something happened to her. Born Oct 29 1974 in Santa Fe. Is there any info
    on a death?

  16. says:

    Mariah, in order to obtain a copy of a death certificate you will want to reach out to the New Mexico Department of Health and make your request. They are the state agency that manages vital records which include birth, death and marriage records

  17. says:

    Hello I’m trying too get a death Certificate . I’m the mother of the deceased child’s father I’m in desperate need too get it as soon as possible. He passed away on March 31,2017 in rio rancho and I also have his SSN . Please if you can help Kenneth G Torres

  18. says:

    We don’t show the exact date however, you can contact the New Mexico Department of Health to verify a death date. The NM Department of Health is the agency in charge of archiving New Mexico vital records. You can visit their website or contact them directly @ 575-397-2463

    How to Verify Someone’s Death Date in New Mexico

    You can verify the date of death in New Mexico by contacting the New Mexico Department of Health in person, online or over the phone. In order to obtain a certified copy of a New Mexico death certificate you must be immediate family or have a court order.

  19. says:

    I am looking for my grandmother’s actual date of death. Her name was Willie Danie Jobe, and her DOB was March 29, 1911. Her death date in 1977 was either later August or early September. The “” website has her date of death as September 3, 1977, but I want to make sure that is correct. I am ordering a tombstone for her and my grandfather’s graves, and I need the exact date of her death. I have my grandfather’s dates already.

  20. says:

    We show a few Willie Hall death record listings and some without the middle name. If you can confirm his date of birth we can verify if any of these records are for him. Also, is Willie his full first name or might it be William, what was listed on his birth certificate. This will also help us find the correct New Mexico death record listing for him

  21. says:

    My mother is looking for spouse/ex?
    Willie Lee Hall, believed to be expired.
    HE worked in Canotillo NM, therefore believed to off lived in the same area. A marriage certificate, issued in El Paso TX is available, no Bdate. He would be about 84 now and was a US Veteran.

  22. says:

    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

  23. says:

    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?

  24. says:

    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

  25. says:

    I\’m looking for a death certificate for my sister
    Emma Balbina Ramirez
    Born 6/11/51
    Died 11/5/19

Last Updated: 2017-05-30

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