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New Mexico Background Check Resources


Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of New Mexico, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

NEW MEXICO STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(505) 827-4011

NEW MEXICO STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.nm.us

Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Records Bureau
PO Box 1628
Santa FE NM 87504
(505) 827-9181
(505) 827-3396 (fax)

Corrections Department

Driving Records
Motor Vehicle Division
Driver Services Bureau
PO Box 1028
Santa Fe NM 87504-1028
(505) 827-2234
(505) 827-2267 (fax)

Vehicle Ownership Information
Motor Vehicle Division
Vehicle Services Bureau
PO Box 1028
Santa Fe NM 87504-1028
(505) 827-4636
(505) 827-0395

Vital Statistics
(birth, death) [no marriage certificates or divorce
records at state level]
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe NM 87502
(505) 827-2338
(505) 984-1048

Business/Corporate Records
State Corporation Commission
Corporate Department
PO Box 1269
Santa Fe NM 87504
(505) 827-4502
(505) 827-4387 (fax)
www.nmprc.state.nm.us/ftq.htm

Workers Compensation Information
Workers Compensation Office
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque NM 87125-7198
(505) 841-6000
(800) 255-7965 [in-state]
(505) 841-6060 (fax)

UCCs [tax liens available only at county level]
Secretary of State
UCC Division
State Capitol Building
Santa Fe NM 87503
(505) 827-3610
(505) 927-3611
www.sos.state.nm.us/ucc/ucchome.htm

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

ONLINE:
County District and Magistrate Courts - www.nmcourts.com
(New Mexico state court records)

Bernalillo County
Recording and Filing
P.O. Box 542
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0542
(505) 768-4090

Catron County
P.O. Box 197
Reserve, NM 87830-0197
(505) 533-6400

Chaves County
P.O. Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202
(505) 624-6614

Cibola County
515 W. High St.
Grants, NM 87020-0190
(505) 287-9431

Colfax County
P.O. Box 159
Raton, NM 87740-1498
(505) 445-5551

Curry County
P.O. Box 1168
Clovis, NM 88102-1168
(505) 763-5591

De Baca County
P.O. Box 347
Fort Sumner, NM 88119-0347
(505) 355-2601

Dona Ana County
251 W. Amador Ave., Room 103
Las Cruces, NM 88005-2814
(505) 525-6659

ONLINE:
Real Property
www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/assr/txparcel.html

Eddy County
101 W. Green, Suite 312
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(505) 885-3383

Grant County
201 N. Cooper (location)
P.O. Box 898 (mailing)
Silver City, NM 88062
(505) 538-2979

Guadalupe County
420 Parker Ave.
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
(505) 472-3791

Harding County
P.O. Box 1002
Mosquero, NM 87733-1002
(505) 673-2301

Hidalgo County
300 S. Shakespeare St.
Lordsburg, NM 88045-1939
(505) 542-9213

Lea County
P.O. Box 1507
Lovington, NM 88260
(505) 396-8521

Lincoln County
P.O. Box 338
Carrizozo, NM 88301-0338
(505) 648-2331

Los Alamos County
P.O. Box 30
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3051
(505) 662-8010

Luna County
P.O. Box 1838
Deming, NM 88031-1838
(505) 546-0491

McKinley County
P.O. Box 1268
Gallup, NM 87305-1268
(505) 863-6866

Mora County
P.O. Box 360
Mora, NM 87732-0360
(505) 387-2448

Otero County
1000 New York Ave., Room 108
Alamogordo, NM 88310-6932
(505) 437-4942

Quay County
P.O. Box 1246
Tucumcari, NM 88401
(505) 461-2112

Rio Arriba County
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575-0158
(505) 588-7724

Roosevelt County
County Courthouse
109 W. 1st
Portales, NM 88130
(505) 356-8562

San Juan County
P.O. Box 550
Aztec, NM 87410-2189
(505) 334-9471

San Miguel County
County Clerk
County Courthouse
500 W. National
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 425-9331

Sandoval County
P.O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004-0040
(505) 867-7572

Santa Fe County
P.O. Box 1985
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1985
(505) 986-6280

Sierra County
311 Date St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
(505) 894-2840

Socorro County
P.O. Box I
Socorro, NM 87801-4505
(505) 835-0589

Taos County
105 Albright St., Suite D
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 751-8654

Torrance County
P.O. Box 48
Estancia, NM 87016-0048
(505) 384-2221

Union County
P.O. Box 430
Clayton, NM 88415-0430
(505) 374-9491

Valencia County
P.O. Box 969
Los Lunas, NM 87031-9269
(505) 866-2073