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Chaves County, NM Public Records

5th Judicial District Court
PO Box 1776
Roswell, NM 88202 fifthdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/
Hours: 8AM-N,1-5PM MST
P: 575-622-2212
F: 575-624-9510
Couriers: 400 N Virginia Ave
Roswell, NM 88202
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sequestered records released
Magistrate Court
400 N Virginia St, # G-1
Roswell, NM 88201 http://www.nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-N F MST
P: 575-624-6088
F: 575-624-6092
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Probate - County Clerk
PO Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202 www.co.chaves.nm.us/161/Probates
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-624-6614
F: 575-624-6523
Couriers: #1 St Mary's Pl #110
Roswell, NM 88203
Jurisdiction: Probate
The County Clerk holds the case files for informal or uncontested probate cases seen by the Probate Judge. The District Court holds case files for formal or contested probate cases.

Chaves County, NM Vital Records

Contact the Chaves County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Chaves County
County Clerk
www.co.chaves.nm.us/159/Clerks-Of...
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 575-624-6614
Fax: 575-624-6523

Chaves County Vital Certificates

Chaves County Vital Certificates

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Chaves County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 6,070.86 sq mi
Population (2009): 63,622
  • Females: 50.3%
  • White: 93.0%
  • Black/African American: 2.9%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 50.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 45.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,240
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 33.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.66
Housing Units (2000): 25,647
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.9%
Migration Flow to Chaves County, NM from (2007-2008):

Chaves County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,202,917
  • Construction: $51,759
  • Retail Trade: $86,707
  • Professional and Technical Services: $63,465
  • Healthcare: $159,451
  • Banking: $36,557
  • Retail Trade: $86,707
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $35,634
  • Manufacturing: $89,380
  • Farms: $145,554
  • Government: $227,918
Employed (2000): 23,028
Unemployed (2000): 2,285
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,254
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,527
Local Government Revenue (2007): $161,827 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $94,492 (thou. dol.)

Chaves County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,092
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.5
Deaths (2007): 596
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.7

Chaves County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 438
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 9
  • Forcible rape: 42
  • Robbery: 45
  • Aggravated Assault: 342
Property Crimes (2008): 3,283
  • Burglary: 1,013
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,096
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 174

Chaves County Genealogy Records