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New Mexico has an Open Meetings Act (OMA) giving residents and any other persons access to public meetings, and an Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) ensuring people the right to all public records in state and local government with defined exceptions written into law. The Attorney General's office and local district attorneys have the authority to enforce these laws. New Mexico is the 47th state to join the Union on January 6, 1912. New Mexico is one of the least populated states and is home to millions of acres of protected national forests. New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment, and has a strong Hispanic and Native American cultural influence. There are 33 counties in New Mexico. Albuquerque is the largest city while Santa Fe is the capital. The Department of Public Safety maintains a database of criminal history records, missing persons data and allows public record requests. Find New Mexico public records from government websites containing official documents maintained by the state. Visit these government sites to determine rules and methods to request vital records such as birth and death records. Listings to each city and county website are also offered to access records maintained at local levels. Information can be obtained from these sites which detail government operations, community information, and public services and resources. Search the New Mexico Court database for court case documents and records. Learn how to request criminal history records from state files. View New Mexico crime statistics and reports. Find out about state demographics and population numbers. Get employment income data, including those of government workers. Obtain information relative to current housing and real estate, as well as property and land valuations for the state. Find out gender information and ethnic backgrounds of private business owners in the state. See education and background history data for New Mexico residents. Read current news reports and see stories of local interest. Information on these pages is being constantly refreshed.
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  • How do I obtain my marriage certificate in New Mexico?
    You need to go the source where the marriage certificate is issued, marriage licenses are requested from the county clerk where the marriage took place according to the New Mexico Department of Health's website. Search for marriage certificate and the county name, you will see the clerk's webpage where to request the record.
  • How do I find out in New Mexico, why someone is in the penitentiary?
    The New Mexico corrections department offender search is free. The NM corrections search provides the offenders photo, along with the descriptions of current and past offenses.
  • How can I find out if I have a warrant in New Mexico?
    It can depend on the type of warrant. For example, generally the local law enforcement departments such as Bernalillo County sheriffs offer an instant access to warrants published online. However, the state also publishes Child Support Bench Warrants, a program which began in July 2011. There are only 33 counties in NM, you may have to look into them individually if you're not sure where the warrant is located. The motor vehicle department's website mentions that they do not publish warrants for public view.
  • How do I find out in New Mexico, if someone has filed a restraining order on me?
    The process for these applications are published online by various New Mexico courts where it tells you about parties being served, hearings and more. You can simply do a search for: how to file a restraining order in New Mexico. There’s a pdf form online outlining the requirements to file properly, below is a part of what it says: E. SERVE the other person the following papers: 1. The endorsed Application for Temporary Restraining Order; and 2. The endorsed Temporary Restraining Order
  • How do I find in New Mexico, a copy of a police report of an arrest?
    Police reports are considered public records and are requested routinely from the department directly. In certain cases they can be difficult to obtain from the police if they're reluctant to provide it. If the case was filed, it will sometimes contain the police/incident report. The case file can be requested from the court records division. There's a public case search from the New Mexico's judiciary web pages that can help you get case number, court venue and other case information.
  • Where do I find active warrants for someone's arrest in New Mexico?
    You can find active or outstanding warrants online with individual police sites, depending on where the warrant was issued. They can also be found on municipal court web pages. You can also find sites outside law enforcement or courts, such as the child support bench warrant search put in place by New Mexico's governor in 2011. Some private websites claim to offer warrant searches; however, when you search data from a source such as an official government agency, you are more likely to get the most current data.
  • Getting legal advice from other posters without knowing knowing their credentials may not be a good approach. Visitor posts are to help with their knowhow to get the information, various sources that are open to the public and processes to obtain information. In your case, for low income earners, there's an organization named Law Help New Mexico which can help answer many other questions that will come up once the first one is answered. Large number of their services involve family law cases. There are ten field offices throughout the state. A phone call may be enough to answer a simple question. There may be a process to go through, so checking with a credible source would be best.
  • Where can I find in New Mexico, an offender's police reports and criminal records?
    There are many different criminal searches which can be requested on an individual. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety offers the public a webpage with different types of criminal history checks from FBI to state background checks. You can also see incident reports and how to obtain them. The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) allows the public to request records, but does not necessarily eliminate specific exclusions. You can request felony, misdemeanor and DWI offenses.
  • Where can I find in New Mexico, if employers can view arrest records?
    It is possible to tell with employers such as government agencies, and larger companies with standard guidelines and procedures which prohibit looking into information such as arrests without convictions. There are strict guidelines in some states such as California. You can check the background check laws in the state of your employer/employment. However, if a person decides to look outside a person's background check reports which omit arrests, certain areas make their warrants, or arrest information readily available online. Arrests from a detention center for example, will show the arrest for a period of time, however, if the information is picked up by a private site, it may be kept as data even after the original source (detention centers for example) no longer displays it. There isn't any tracking of persons which look up warrants or arrests as it is freely open to the anyone.
  • Where can I find in New Mexico, access to a copy of my divorce records?
    The court records in the district where the divorce happened. I looked up the second judicial district, and their domestic relation's webpage says that their division files and manages domestic relations issues, divorce-dissolution of records. New Mexico's courts have an open and free case look up search you can do online. You can view all cases or just domestic relations cases. Their url may change, so simply look under New Mexico case look up. The first page should take you to their disclaimer, after you accept the terms and enter a text, you will go to a welcomes case look up page. Cases can be selected by type, location or category. You can search as many times without being charged.
  • Where can I find in New Mexico, access to police reports, arrest reports, incident reports and accident reports?
    There are several types of police reports, arrest reports, incident reports and accident reports. You can go directly to the police station's website to see how to order the police reports.
  • Where do I find in New Mexico my father's cause of death?
    Death certificates have the cause of death. Since you are related, you won't have an issue with policies and restrictions.
  • How can I find out how often police were called to a particular home in New Mexico?
    Have you checked crime mapping in your area? Different sites cover some areas better, so you'll have to try a few; search for "crime mapping" and the city or county name, or some police departments display it on one of their web pages.
New Mexico Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

New Mexico Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/08/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    17,450
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    181
  • Rape:
    1,288
  • Robbery:
    2,341
  • Aggravated Assault:
    13,640
  • Total Property Crime:
    65,269
  • Burglary:
    14,610
  • Larceny Theft:
    41,702
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    8,957
New Mexico Census Data
  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    2,059,179
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    1,819,041
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    13%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    240,133
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    1,819,046
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    151,988
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    510,238
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    261,342
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    1,407,876
  • State's black resident population
    42,550
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    193,222
  • State's Asian resident population
    28,208
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,810
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    77,010
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    953,403
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    833,810
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    68%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    46%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    41%
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in New Mexico
  • Births
    30,616
  • Deaths
    15,482
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    192
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    83%
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of New Mexico Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    10%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    36%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    82%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    25%
  • Total number of Veterans
    174,324
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in New Mexico
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    22 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    878,043
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    97,465
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    13%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $150,500
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    15%
  • Total number of households
    736,630
  • Average size of households
    3
  • New Mexico Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $22,461
  • Statewide income of median households in New Mexico
    $42,830
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $60,318
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $30,706
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    955,904
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    68,546
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    1,115,677
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    142,723
  • People employed by the government
    210,152
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    44,127,534
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    39,552
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    46,200
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