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New Mexico Vital Records Background Checks
In New Mexico, only immediate family members or legally authorized persons may access another person’s vital records information. Birth certificates are only considered as public records 100 years after the birth date, while it is 50 years for death certificates to become accessible to the public. If you are conducting Louisiana background checks on yourself or a family member, you can most likely obtain birth or death certificate copies from the Department of Health, Vital Records.
A certified copy of a New Mexico birth certificate is $10. The relationship of the requestor to the person named on the certificate must be included on the signed request form or a signed letter. The letter or form must also include the subject’s birth name, birth date, county of birth, mother’s full and maiden name and father’s full name, if known. The fee must be paid by check or money order payable to New Mexico Vital Records. In person counter service for birth certificate copies, that may be used for New Mexico background checks, is available. The Vital Records office is closed between 11am – 5pm on the first Tuesday of each month.