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Lincoln County, NM Public Records

12th Judicial District Court
PO Box 725
Carrizozo, NM 88301 http://www.12thdistrict.net
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-648-2432
F: 575-648-2581
Couriers: 300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No juvenile, adoption, or mental records released
Ruidoso Magistrate Court
301 W Highway 70 #2
Ruidoso, NM 88345 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM M, T, TH, F; 9AM-4PM W MST
P: 575-378-7022
F: 575-378-8508
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Carrizozo Magistrate Court
PO Box 488
Carrizozo, NM 88301 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 575-648-2389
F: 575-648-2695
Couriers: 310 11th St
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Probate - County Clerk
PO Box 338
Carrizozo, NM 88301 www.lincolncountynm.gov/county_of...
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-648-2394 ext. 6
F: 575-648-2576
Couriers: 300 Central Ave
Carrizozo, NM 88301
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.

Lincoln County, NM Vital Records

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

Lincoln County
County Clerk
300 Central Ave
Carrizozo, NM 88301 www.lincolncountynm.gov/county_of...
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 575-648-2394
Fax: 575-648-2576

Lincoln County Vital Certificates

Lincoln County Vital Certificates

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Lincoln County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 4,830.97 sq mi
Population (2009): 21,016
  • Females: 50.8%
  • White: 94.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 30.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 65.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,605
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 20.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 22.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.34
Housing Units (2000): 15,298
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.2%
Migration Flow to Lincoln County, NM from (2007-2008):

Lincoln County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $278,683
  • Construction: $29,442
  • Retail Trade: $34,104
  • Professional and Technical Services: $19,471
  • Healthcare: $30,345
  • Banking: $12,771
  • Retail Trade: $34,104
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $20,195
  • Manufacturing: $4,101
  • Farms: $-9,829
  • Government: $63,686
Employed (2000): 8,539
Unemployed (2000): 349
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,100
Local Government Employment (2007): 966
Local Government Revenue (2007): $67,433 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $30,799 (thou. dol.)

Lincoln County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 233
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.2
Deaths (2007): 183
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.9

Lincoln County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 102
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 4
  • Robbery: 9
  • Aggravated Assault: 88
Property Crimes (2008): 545
  • Burglary: 234
  • Larceny-Theft: 294
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 17

Lincoln County Genealogy Records