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Rio Arriba County, NM Public Records

Magistrate Court - Division 1 - Chama
PO Box 538
Chama, NM 87520 http://nmcourts.gov
Hours: 8AM-N, 1-4PM MST
P: 575-756-2278
F: 575-756-2477
Couriers: 2332 Hwy 17
Chama, NM 87520
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Also known as a circuit Court as the judge comes once a week, part of his circuit.
Magistrate Court - Divisions 1 & 2 - Espanola
1127 Santa Clara Peak Rd
Espanola, NM 87532
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 505-753-2532
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Probate - County Clerk
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 www.rio-arriba.org/departments_an...
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 575-588-7724
F: 575-588-7418
Couriers: 7 Main St, Courthouse
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
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.
1st Judicial District Court -Tierra Amarilla
PO Drawer 40
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 firstdistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/
Hours: 8AM-N 1PM-4PM MST
P: 575-588-0058
F: 575-588-9898
Couriers: 7 Mainstreet
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile

Rio Arriba County, NM Vital Records

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Rio Arriba County
County Clerk
7 Main St
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 www.rio-arriba.org/departments_an...
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 575-588-7724
Fax: 575-588-7418

Rio Arriba County Vital Certificates

Rio Arriba County Vital Certificates

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Rio Arriba County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 5,857.63 sq mi
Population (2009): 40,678
  • Females: 50.8%
  • White: 81.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 72.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 13.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -510
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 65.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 17.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 15.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.71
Housing Units (2000): 18,016
Homeownership Rate (2000): 81.6%
Migration Flow to Rio Arriba County, NM from (2007-2008):

Rio Arriba County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $480,171
  • Construction: $31,519
  • Retail Trade: $44,452
  • Professional and Technical Services: $14,765
  • Healthcare: $68,808
  • Banking: $11,739
  • Retail Trade: $44,452
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $16,879
  • Manufacturing: $14,311
  • Farms: $-8,212
  • Government: $217,505
Employed (2000): 16,563
Unemployed (2000): 1,487
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,053
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,932
Local Government Revenue (2007): $98,050 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $47,188 (thou. dol.)

Rio Arriba County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 696
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.1
Deaths (2007): 373
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.3

Rio Arriba County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 174
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 3
  • Robbery: 14
  • Aggravated Assault: 155
Property Crimes (2008): 530
  • Burglary: 232
  • Larceny-Theft: 265
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 33

Rio Arriba County Genealogy Records