For all other requests, please contact the Clerk-Recorder Department. Please note that informational copies of birth certificates are now redacted by the state to remove certain personal information before issuance, which can take up to 48 hours.
Change a record paternities entered on birth certificates, court-ordered name changes, etc. Due to request volume, processing time for standard orders for birth certificates from to present may take up to five weeks.
Standard orders for other types of certificates may take six to eight weeks. Requests that are accompanied by an expedite fee are usually processed within five to ten business days from the time N.
Vital Records receives the request. Requests to change a record, such as adoptions, amendments, legitimations and name changes, may take six weeks or more depending on volume of requests after the processing fee is received.
There is no fee to process standard paternities and the response time may take longer depending upon the volume of requests received. We hope that the information on our site serves your needs.
We only issue certificates for individuals who were born in the state of New Mexico. Please see the Vital Records Reference by State to find out where to obtain birth certificates for other states. New Mexico birth and death certificates are restricted access records. State law restricts access to the registrant, registrant's immediate family members or those who represent tangible proof of legal interest in the requested record.
Immediate Family means any of the following: mother, father, sibling, child, grandchild, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record.
Find information about birth certificates from how to request a copy of a birth Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since Online application for certified copies of vital records. Save time and Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since If the birth.
Effective October 29, , New Mexico law allows individuals who were born in New Mexico and want to change the gender designation or the gender designation of their child on the birth certificate to do so by completing the appropriate request form through the Bureau of Vital Records. The new law will allow for Male, Female and X as acceptable options. Please visit the Gender Designation Change on a Birth Certificate page to access instructions and forms.