A reality of modern life, divorce is as common as marriages today. This is the reason considerable efforts are made to maintain divorce records. The Vital Records and Health Services division of the New Mexico Department of Health maintains and issues New Mexico divorce records. Once married people go their separate ways, they need something to proof their separation or divorce. This is where divorce records enter the fray. If a divorced person wishes to re-marry, he or she will have to provide proof of divorce. To qualify for re-marriage, a person in New Mexico has to provide legal proof of separation.
Having information contained in the public domain, New Mexico divorce records are part of the vital records. In order to maintain the vital records, the New Mexico Department of Health has formed the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BOVRAHS). The BOVRAHS provides divorced records to people in New Mexico. Before you apply to the New Mexico Department of Health for New Mexico divorce records, contact the office of the clerk at the court that granted the divorce to find out if they have the information you need.
If the information you need isn?t available there (which is highly likely), you can send your request for New Mexico divorce records to the Vital Records and Health Services division of the New Mexico Department of Health. You can make a request for a New Mexico divorce record in person, over the phone, through mail or online. If you choose to make a request through mail, you?ll need to send it your request that includes your name, your spouse?s name, the county or city where you were granted the divorce, the month and year the divorce was granted, your relationship with the person if requesting for someone else?s record, the purpose you require the divorce records/ certificate and a photocopy of your current government issued photo ID to:
New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502
To make a request for the New Mexico divorce records over the phone, you need to call the New Mexico Department of Health at 505- 476-7900. You can also obtain the New Mexico divorce records online by visiting the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics Website, signing up with them, paying the fee, and performing the search.