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Santa Fe County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Santa Fe County Arrest Records?

Santa Fe County arrest records are documents and files that detail arrest histories in Santa Fe County. These records are kept by the law enforcement agencies that enacted the arrests. Santa Fe County arrest records are accessed through the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office by emailing record requests to the Records Custodian. There are fees charged for each record request.

Crime Numbers

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety publishes statewide crime statistics. Its latest reports are for 2018. In that year, the law enforcement agencies in Santa Fe recorded a total of 6,786 crimes. Of this total, there were 2,065 violent crimes and 4,721 property crimes. Violent crimes consisted of 15 murders, 159 rapes, 115 robberies, and 1,776 aggravated assaults. For property crimes, there were 1,860 burglaries, 2,479 larceny thefts, and 382 motor vehicle thefts recorded.

A three-year comparison of crime data from 2016 to 2018 reveals a major increase in crime rates for Santa Fe County in 2018. Murder (150%), rape (78.6%), robbery (8.5%), and aggravated assault (16.8%) rates grew in 2018. Also, burglary and motor vehicle theft rates increased by 10.4% and 7%, respectively, while the larceny-theft rate dropped by a margin of 0.2%.

What Are Santa Fe County Criminal Records?

Santa Fe County criminal records are records generated by law enforcement agencies that document the criminal histories of Santa Fe County residents. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is responsible for handling criminal records for residents of New Mexico. The New Mexico State Central Repository for Criminal History maintains arrest records.

How do I get Santa Fe County Criminal Records?

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety provides arrest record information for the public on request. To request copies of this record, complete and submit an Authorization for Release of Information Form. A notary public must sign the form. The department charges $15 for this service, payable by cashier’s check or money order made out to the Department of Public Safety. The processing time usually takes between 7 and 15 working days.

To procure a copy of an arrest record, mail a completed request form and payment to:

Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628

Incident and accident reports are available from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. To request these police reports, visit the office at:

Records Division
Public Safety Complex
35 Camino Justicia
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Phone: (505) 986-2400
Fax: (505) 986-2482

In addition, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety provides statewide incidents and accident reports for all the counties. Residents of Santa Fe County can request copies of these reports from the department. To request, complete, and submit an Incident/ Accident Report Request Form or an Online Request Form. Upon receipt of a request, the department sends an invoice for the cost within 15 days. The first page of an incident report costs $1, while additional pages are 25 cents each. An accident report is $10.

For mail requests, send completed request forms to:

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 1628
Santa Fe NM 87504-1628

How do I Find Santa Fe County Sex Offender Information?

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety maintains the sex offender registry for the State of New Mexico and makes this database available to members of the public. To obtain information about sex offenders living in Santa Fe County, visit the Sex Offender Registry. Search the registry by addresses, city names, zip codes, or offender names.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Santa Fe County Jail?

The Santa Fe County Adult Correctional Facility is the only jail in Santa Fe County. It is located at:

28 Camino Justicia
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Inmate visitations at the Santa Fe County Correctional Facility are scheduled from Wednesdays to Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitation days are alternated between the various housing facilities. Visitors are required to provide acceptable forms of identification to gain access and conduct themselves appropriately for the duration.

Family and friends can send money to inmate account by mailing cashier’s checks or money orders in favor of inmates to:

Inmate Full name and six (6) digit ID number
Santa Fe County Adult Correctional Facility
28 Camino Justicia
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Note that an inmate’s account cannot exceed $200 at any time.

Where and How to Find Santa Fe County Inmate Information?

The Santa Fe County Corrections Department oversees the correctional facility and makes detailed inmate roster available online to members of the public. To view this roster, visit the Inmate Lookup Page.

Where and How to Find Santa Fe County Court Records?

The Santa Fe County district, magistrate, probate, and municipal court records are available online at the New Mexico Courts website. To view these online court records, use the Case Lookup.

To obtain copies of court records, visit the Clerk of Court at the courthouse where the cases were heard.

Locations of all Court in Santa Fe County

The Santa Fe County District Court is the highest trial court in the county. The address and contact information of this court is:

Santa Fe County 1st Judicial District Court
Judge Steve Herrera Judicial Center
225 Montezuma Avenue
P.O. Box 2268
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 455-8250
Fax: (505) 455-8280

Santa Fe County also has other courts, which include magistrate, probate, and municipal courts. Below are the addresses and contact information of these courts:

Santa Fe County Magistrate Court - Divisions I-IV
2056 Galisteo Street
P.O. Box 5138
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 984-9914
Fax: (505) 986-5866

Santa Fe County Magistrate Court - Pojoaque Circuit
58 Cities of Gold Road
Suite 3
Pojoaque, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 455-7108
Fax: (505) 455-7588

Santa Fe County Probate Court
102 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 986-6284

Edgewood Municipal Court
18 Municipal Way
P.O. Box 3610
Edgewood, NM 87015
Phone: (505) 926-9031
Fax: (505) 286-4519

Santa Fe Municipal Court
2511 Camino Entrada
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: (505) 955-5070
Fax: (505) 955-5159

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What are Santa Fe County Vital Records?

Santa Fe County vital records are records documenting important life events of Santa Fe County residents. These events are births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Vital records for Santa Fe County are available to eligible persons on request from the State Health Department and county officials. There is a fee attached to obtaining a vital record, and interested parties must provide an acceptable means of identification.

Where and How to get Santa Fe County Divorce Records?

Divorce records in Santa Fe County are available from the district court. Copies of divorce decrees can be obtained from the Santa Fe Clerk of District Court at the courthouse.

Where and How to get Santa Fe County Marriage Records?

The Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office provides copies of a marriage license to members of the public. To request a copy, print and complete a Public Records Request Form. A certified copy of a marriage license costs $2.50, payable by check or money order.

To obtain copies of a marriage license for Santa Fe County, mail a completed request form and payment to:

Santa Fe County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 1985
Santa Fe NM 87504

Where and How to Get Santa Fe County Birth Records?

The New Mexico Department of Health issues birth certificates to eligible applicants only. These include family members, legal representatives, persons with tangible interests in the records, and the subject of the record.

To obtain birth records, start by completing a Birth Record Request Form or write a request letter. The request letter must contain the subject’s name, record date, city/county of event, and requester’s relationship to the subject.

Birth certificates cost $10 each, payable by check or money order issued in favor of New Mexico Vital Records. A copy of government-issued photo identification or other acceptable documents is required to process each application. Submit each request by mail or in-person to the Vital Records Office.

To submit by mail, send a completed request form, copy of identification/acceptable documents and payment to:

New Mexico Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
P.O. Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125

For in-person request, visit the vital records office located at:

Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
1105 South Street Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 827-0121

The office is open from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Where and How to get Santa Fe County Death Records?

Santa Fe County death records are available from the New Mexico Department of Health and are only available to eligible applicants. Eligible applicants are the deceased’s immediate family members, persons with tangible proof of legal interest in the records, and their authorized representatives. However, death certificates become available to the general public 50 years after the dates of death. Death certificates cost $5 each, payable by check or money order made out to New Mexico Vital Records. A copy of government-issued photo identification or other acceptable documents is required to process each application.

Obtain a death certificate by completing a Death Record Request Form, and mailing to the Vital Records Office. Include a copy of acceptable identification and payment with the mail request. For in-person requests, visit the Vital Records Office to make the request.