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New Mexico Death Certificate

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Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in New Mexico, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.


The following people may request death certificates from the state of New Mexico:

  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Current spouse
  • Maternal grandparent
  • Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record
  • Those who represent tangible proof of legal interest in the requested record


The fee to search for a death certificate is $5.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Each additional copy of the record ordered at the same time is also $5.00. Certified checks or money orders should be made payable to "New Mexico Vital Records." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Social security number (if known)
  • Date of birth (if known)
  • Funeral home (if known)
  • Purpose of the request

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:

New Mexico Vital Records

P.O. Box 26110

Santa Fe, NM 87502

In Person:
You may request a certified death certificate in person by going to the Santa Fe State Office, located at:

1105 South St. Francis Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87505 

The office is open from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified New Mexico death certificate.

See our complete list of resources for New Mexico.

State-By-State Health, Legal, And End-Of-Life Resources

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