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How to Order New Mexico Birth Certificates

Birth certificates for the state of New Mexico are handled by New Mexico Vital Records.  Their records begin in 1920. 

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Adobe PDF application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Each copy is $10.00.

Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call 1-866-534-0051 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:

Santa Fe State Office
1105 South Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM

(505) 827-0121

Albuquerque Stanford Public Health Office
Stanford Public Health Office
1111 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM

(505) 841-4185

If you have any questions, please call 1-866-534-0051.