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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