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Taos County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Taos County Arrest Records?

Taos County arrest records are official documents that provide details about arrests and arrest rates within the county. The Taos County Sheriff’s Office generates and issues copies of arrest records within the county. Taos County residents may request arrest records by querying the Sheriff’s Office at:

Taos County Sheriff’s Office
599 Lovato Place
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 737-6480
Fax: (575) 751-3809

Crime Statistics

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety publishes crime statistics of all counties in the state. In 2019, it reported that Taos County had a total number of 734 crimes. Out of this number, there were 301 violent crimes and 433 property crimes. Violent crimes include two homicides, three rapes, eight robberies, and 288 aggravated assaults. Property crimes include 96 burglaries, 298 larceny thefts, and 39 motor vehicle thefts in Taos County. A five-year comparison of crime data from 2015 to 2019 shows a major decline in crime rates for Taos County. Rape (40%), robbery (11%), aggravated assault (3%), burglary (54%), and larceny (33%) rates decreased in 2019. Motor vehicle theft rates increased by 144% and homicide rates remained the same for both years.

What are Taos County Criminal Records?

Taos County criminal records are official documents that indicate the criminal activities and history of persons within the county. They include information provided by law enforcement agencies, courts, and other relevant public departments or agencies. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety processes criminal records requests made in the state.

How Do I Get Taos County Criminal Records?

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety provides the general public with access to criminal record information on request. Simply complete the Authorization for Release of Information Form and notarize the form. It costs $15 for this service. Acceptable means of payment include cashier’s check or money order to the Department of Public Safety. A request is processed between 7 and 15 working days. Send the complete notarized form and payment by mail to:

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

How to Find Taos County Sex Offender Information?

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety manages the sex offender registry for the state. This registry is available to members of the public. To get information about sex offenders residing in Taos County, check the Sex Offender Registry. Residents can use search options like the address, city name, zip code, or offender’s name.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Taos County Jail?

Visiting days at the Taos County Detention Center are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To visit an inmate, a person must be on the pre-approved visitation list. Hence, a prospective visitor has to call the detention center on (575) 737-3881 to schedule a visit. When visiting at the Taos County Detention, it is important that the visitor checks the rules of general conduct for visitors. The Taos County Detention Center is located at:

Taos County Detention Center
Albright Road
Suite O
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 737-3881

Where and How to Find Taos County Inmate Information?

To obtain information about an inmate at the Taos County Detention Center, call the Detention Director on (575) 737-3881.

What are Taos County Court Records?

Taos County court records are documents and records relating to proceedings of cases held by courts of Taos County, New Mexico. Court records are public records that residents of the county can access. Court records are accessible online through the Public Access Help. In the alternative, a person interested in getting copies of a court record may visit the courthouse of the court that decided the case of interest.

Location of all Courts in Taos County

Taos County is part of the Eighth Judicial District Courts of New Mexico. It has one Judicial District Court. This is the highest trial court in the county. The county also has two Magistrate Courts, one Probate Court, and three Municipal Courts. Below are the addresses and contact information of these courts:

Taos County District Court
Taos County 8th Judicial District Court
Taos County Courthouse
105 Albright Street
Suite N
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 758-3173
Fax: (575) 751-1281

Taos County Magistrate Courts
Taos County Magistrate Court - Divisions I and II
105 Albright Street
Suite M
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 758-4030
Fax: (575) 751-0983

Taos County Magistrate Court - Questa Circuit
2308 NM Highway 522
P.O. Box 586
Questa, NM 87556
Phone: (575) 586-0761
Fax: (575) 586-0428

Taos County Probate Court
Taos County Courthouse
105 Albright Street
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 737-6391
Fax: (575) 737-6390

Taos County Municipal Courts

Questa Municipal Court
2500 Old State Road 3
P.O. Box 1162
Questa, NM 87556
Phone: (575) 586-1313
Fax: (575) 586-0428

Red River Municipal Court
100 East Main Street
P.O. Box 964
Red River, NM 87558
Phone: (575) 754-3464
Fax: (575) 754-2944

Taos Municipal Court
El Pueblo Hall Building
114 Civic Plaza Drive
Suite D
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 737-2602
Fax: (575) 737-2604

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What are Taos County Vital Records?

Taos County vital records are official records generated by the county or state that serve as proof that certain vital events happened within the county. Taos County vital records include divorce, marriage, birth, and death records. The county keeps records of marriages and divorces with the County Clerk and District Court respectively. The New Mexico Department of Health maintains birth and death records on behalf of the county.

Where and How to Get Taos County Divorce Records?

The Taos County District Court keeps divorce records within the county. To obtain a divorce record, it is important that the requester has the following information:

  • The names of the divorce persons
  • The date of divorce

Requests for divorce records can be made by visiting the courthouse at:

Taos County 8th Judicial District Court
Taos County Courthouse
105 Albright Street
Suite N
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 758-3173
Fax: (575) 751-1281

Where and How to Get Taos County Marriage Records?

Taos County marriage records are at the Office of the County Clerk. Request for marriage records requires the requester know the following information:

  • The names of the married persons (including the wife’ maiden name)
  • The date of marriage

A person interested in getting copies of marriage records should contact the Office of the County Clerk below:

Taos County Clerk
105 Albright Street
Suite D
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 737-6380
Fax: (575) 737-6390

Where and How to Get Taos County Birth Records?

The New Mexico Department of Health processes requests for Taos County birth records. This service is available only to family members, legal representatives, and the record owner. To get a birth record, complete the Birth Record Search Application form (Spanish) or write a request letter. The request letter should provide the record owner’s name, date of birth, city/county of birth, parent’s names (including the mother’s maiden name), and requester’s relationship to the record owner. A birth record costs $10. The acceptable means of payment are by check or money order to the New Mexico Vital Records. Submit the completed form or request letter, along with an Acceptable ID and payment, by mail or in person.

Submit by mail requests to:

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

Submit in-person request to any of the four New Mexico Vital Records Offices that process birth records below:

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

Midtown Public Health Office
2400 Wellesley Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 841-4100

Socorro County Public Health Office
214 Neel Avenue NW
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 835-0971

McKinley County Public Health Office
1919 College Drive
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 722-4391

Where and How to Get Taos County Death Records?

The New Mexico Department of Health issues copies of records of deaths that happened in Taos County. These death records are accessible only to the decedent person’s family members and legal representatives. To request a death record, fill out the Death Record Search Application form or write an application letter for a death record. The application letter should include the decedent’s name, date of death, city/county of death, and requester’s relationship to the subject.

A death record costs $5. A requester can pay with check or money order to New Mexico Vital Records. Each request should be accompanied by a copy of the requester’s Acceptable ID. Attach those documents to the filled-out form or application letter and submit them by mail or in person.

Make mail requests out to:

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

Make in-person requests to any of the following offices:

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

Midtown Public Health Office
2400 Wellesley Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 841-4100

Socorro County Public Health Office
214 Neel Avenue NW
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 835-0971

McKinley County Public Health Office
1919 College Drive
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 722-4391