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Bernalillo County, NM Public Records

2nd Judicial District Court
PO Box 488
Albuquerque, NM 87103 https://seconddistrictcourt.nmcourts.
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 505-841-8400
F: 505-841-6705
Couriers: 400 Lomas NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Contested Probate, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sequestered or juvenile records released
Family Court # - 505-841-7421; Juvenile Court # - 505-841-5906. For Uncontested Probate contact the County Probate Court at 505-468-1233.
Metropolitan Court
P.O. Box 133
c/o Records Custodian
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hours: 7:30AM-5PM MST
P: 505-841-8151
F: 505-222-4831
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No pre-sentence reports, psychological evaluations, confidential records released
The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court does not have jurisdiction over family law (including divorce and child custody) or probate cases.

Bernalillo County, NM Vital Records

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

Bernalillo County
County Clerk
1 Civic Plaza NW, 6th Fl, #6029
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-468-1290
Fax: 505-468-1294
Recorded Documents

Bernalillo County Vital Certificates

Bernalillo County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Bernalillo County Information

With Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, it is not hard to guess why Bernalillo County is number ninety-four on the list of the top one hundred most populous United States counties. If you are looking for reasons to visit Bernalillo County, New Mexico, or are planning to move to the area, there are several options available to consider.

You can certainly find a number of places to entertain yourself around Bernalillo County: the Albuquerque Aquarium is located there, along with the Rio Grande Zoological Park, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden and the Explora Science Center and Children's museum of Albuquerque. With all these educational options, this is sure to be a great choice for a field day and fun for the whole family. There's also Cliff's Amusement Park nearby, so you aren't likely to run out of vacation ideas anytime soon.

For those interested in more historical components of the county, there is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, along with Marble Brewery. Or maybe you want to visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum, or look around Old Town. If your options as to when you can visit aren't limited, and you enjoy hot air balloons, you may want to check the dates on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

When you are considering making a trip across the country for a great view and plenty of entertainment options, consider stopping by Bernalillo County in New Mexico.

Bernalillo County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,166.03 sq mi
Population (2009): 642,527
  • Females: 50.8%
  • White: 85.6%
  • Black/African American: 4.2%
  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 46.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 42.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 86,525
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 8.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 29.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 84.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 30.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.47
Housing Units (2000): 239,074
Homeownership Rate (2000): 63.7%
Migration Flow to Bernalillo County, NM from (2007-2008):

Bernalillo County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $18,796,555
  • Construction: $1,449,367
  • Retail Trade: $1,329,242
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,713,408
  • Healthcare: $1,967,376
  • Banking: $887,893
  • Retail Trade: $1,329,242
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $594,095
  • Manufacturing: $1,122,021
  • Farms: $703
  • Government: $4,461,957
Employed (2000): 262,588
Unemployed (2000): 16,225
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,983
Local Government Employment (2007): 29,651
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,601,041 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,405,484 (thou. dol.)

Bernalillo County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 9,862
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.7
Deaths (2007): 4,844
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 60
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.1

Bernalillo County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 5,826
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 54
  • Forcible rape: 428
  • Robbery: 1,499
  • Aggravated Assault: 3,845
Property Crimes (2008): 35,567
  • Burglary: 7,295
  • Larceny-Theft: 23,071
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5,201

Bernalillo County Genealogy Records