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Administrative Code
 
Adoption
New Mexico Statutes 32A-5 1-45
 
Adoption – Native American
NM Statutes 32A-5-4 Application of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, 32A-5-5 Indian child placement
 
Advance Health Care Directive - see Wills
 
 
US Department of Agriculture Vegscape a vegetation condition explorer
US Department of Agriculture Cropscape a cropland data map
US Department of Agriculture New Mexico Soil Surveys
 
Agricultural leasing (state lands)
NMS Land Office


Air Quality
New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau
 
Ayudar
 
B
Bankruptcy
Consumer Debt Workshops (State Bar of New Mexico)
 
Behavioral health
New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative


Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid website - New Mexcio Department of Tourism

Birth Certificates
Vital Records - Birth Certificates
 
Blue Book
NM Secretary of State
 
 
Brands (cattle)
New Mexico Brand Search


Brands (business) - see Trademarks

Broadband
NM Broadband map
 
 

Starting a business
Starting a Business (NewMexico.Gov)
Register Your Business (NM Taxation and Revenue)

Financing/ Loans
 
Consulting
SCORE
Small Business Development Centers in New Mexico (SBA.Gov)

Doing Business With the State of New Mexico- see Contracts
 
Burials
New Mexico Department of Health
Office of General Counsel
1190 St. Francis Dr.
Harold Runnels Bldg.
Santa Fe, N.M. 87502
(505) 827-2997
 
Pre-need Funeral Statutes:
Life and Health Division
Department of Insurance
(505) 827-4595
   
Permits:
 NMSA 24-14-23. Permits; authorization for final disposition.
B. A burial-transit permit shall be issued by the state registrar or a local registrar for those bodies which are to be transported out of the state for final disposition or when final disposition is being made by a person other than a funeral service practitioner or direct disposer.

NM Statute 30-12-14. Unlawful burial. (1963) 24-14-20. Death registration.
Death Certificate: Vital records
Funeral Home Regulations - Board of Funeral Services (New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department)
 
Burn Permits
New Mexico Environment Department -Open Burning
(by county)

 
C
Census
RGIS the repository for New Mexico digital, geospatial data
Historical census information/collection at the New Mexico State Library
Census Information Online

Charities
New Mexico Attorney General-Consumer protection: Charities
 
 
Child care
Children Youth & Families Department: NM Kids
Administration for Children and Families (Federal)
 
Child custody
Child Custody and Support American Bar Association
NM 2nd Judicial Court
 
 
Computer Literacy - see Digital Literacy

Consumer Complaints
Attorney General Consumer Protection
Better Business Bureau
NM
Health Improvement
(NM Department of Health)
Insurance (NM Superintendent of Insurance)
Lawyers (NM State Bar)
Utilites (NM Public Regulation Commission)
Public Regulation Commission NM
Regulation and Licensing Department
NM

Consumer information
NM Attorney General
 
Contracts

With the State of New Mexico -
State Purchasing Division

Pay Equity
Selling services to the state -
Concealed Handgun
NMSA 29-19-1 to 14  ARTICLE 19 Concealed Handgun Carry
Concealed Carry (NM Department of Public Safety)
 
Constitution, State
New Mexico State Constitution
 
 For a map of counties see maps

Courts
Federal
Uniform Crime Reports NM Department of Public Safety
Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics
 
Criminal History
Background Check NM Department of Public Safety
 
D
Day care
 
Digital Literacy/Computer Literacy
Digital Literacy

Divorce (“dissolution of marriage”)
Divorce and Legal Separation in New Mexico
Contested Divorce Forms
NM State Judiciary Self Representation
Website: Uncontested divorce
New Mexico Courts
NMSA- Chapter 40, Article 4 Dissolution of Marriage 40-4-1 to 20

Document certification
Notarization Notary Division
  (NM Secretary of State)
Apostille for foreign countries (NM Secretary of State)
 
Domestic Violence
New Mexico Statutes (see Statutes) 66-8-102 to 66-8-111 Criminal, 66-7-506.1 DWI prevention and education program; organ donation
 
E
Education
Licensing
 
Standards
 
Lesson Plans/Educational Materials
The Aging Brain - High School biology
Education Resources
- NM Museum of Natural History and Science
 
Elder Abuse
 
 
Emergency
 
NM EPSCOR Sustainable Energy Development


Alternative energy

NM Renewable Energy (Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Wind, Storage)

NM Energy Star

TOXMAP Environmental Health Maps
 
F
Family Law
NM State Judiciary Self Representation, Family Law Forms
 
 
Financial Literacy
My Money
-U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Money
- Federal Citizen Information Center
The Silver Purse
- Financial advice for women
Bureau of Public Debt
 
 
Fire
 
Fire management
 
Fire marshal
 
Fish & Game
 
Flood
 
 
Food, sale of

Food stamps
 
Foreclosure
 
Forestry
US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management
 
Foster care
 
Fraud
Insurance (NM Superintendent of Insurance)
Internet Crime Complaint Center (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Consumer Complaint
(NM Attorney General)

G
Game & Fish
NM Game and Fish


Gaming

Government, New Mexico
 
Government Spending
 
Government, Federal
Thomas legislative information - Library of Congress

Grandparents rights
Grants/Grant Writing
Economic Research Insitute (990s, executive salaries)
 
Gray Water
Liquid Waste (Septic Tank) Program Gray Water Information  NM Environment Department
Gray Water Irrigation Guide  NM Environment Department
Gray Water Guide Office of the State Engineer
 
Grazing
Pasture, Rangeland, and Grazing Operations US Environmental Protection Agency
Rangeland and Grazing Issues NM Department of Agriculture
NMSA (see Statutes)
19-7-28 Grazing and agricultural leases; reservation of mineral deposits, products and easements.
19-7-29 Grazing leases; rental rates; annual rental; appraisal of land.
19-7-30 Grazing or agricultural leases; maximum term; method of payment.
19-7-31 Power of commissioner to reject grazing lease application by a previous lessee when land is located within Taylor grazing allotment of another.
19-7-32 Open and unleased land within Taylor grazing allotment of another.
19-7-35 Cancellation or forfeiture of agricultural or grazing leases restricted; sale of leased land.
19-7-37 Assignment of grazing or agricultural lease or purchase contract as collateral; approval of commissioner; effect.
19-7-46 Satisfaction of debt for which assignment of grazing or agricultural lease or purchase contracts given as security; filing of release.
19-7-49 New grazing lease; time for filing application; prior lessee preferred.
19-7-51 Improvement on grazing or agricultural lease; restrictions.
 
 
Guardianship
Petition for Appointment of Guardian (1st Judicial District Court)
 
NMSA (see Statutes)
Concealed Carry 21-19-1 to 14
Weapons and Explosives 30-7-1 to 30-7-22
Concealed Handgun Carry Info  NM Department of Public Safety
 
H
Hazardous Waste
Environmental Management US Office of Environmental Management
 
Health
State
 
Federal

For Women US Food and Drug Administration

Weight Loss/Nutrition
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity  US Centers for Disease Control
Physical Activity Basics
Healthy Weight
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases

Food Guide Pyramid

Help (See Who can help)

Highways
New Mexico Roads  (conditions) Department of Transportation
National Traffic and Road Closure Information (links to all other states)
 
History
Chronicling America - NM Page digitized newspapers from 1881 to the 1950's
Moments in Time short videos
Portada de PARES El Portal de Archivos Españoles
New Mexico Humanities Council / Atlas of Historic Maps
Southeastern NM Historical Society - Near Loving's Bend
 
Homeowners Associations
 
Housing
Manufactured housing: Homeowners NM Regulation and Licensing Department
HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
 
Homeless
New Mexican Coalition to End Homelessness

HUD
(US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
For shelters see Who Can Help
 
I

Identity Theft
NM Attorney General Identity Theft Repair Kit
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft
 
Income taxes
IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
 
Indian Affairs
NM Indian Affairs Department


Insurance
 
Insure New Mexico! -for kids
 
 
Motor vehicle
 
Interstate Stream Commission
 
J
Jobs
State
State Personnel Office- Jobs

Vocational Rehabilitation
 
Worker Eligibility
E-Verify
is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
E-Verify
La ley de los EE.UU. exige que las compañías sólo contraten a individuos que tengan derecho a trabajar legalmente en los EE.UU.
 
Judiciary (see Courts)
 
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice Services NM Children, Youth and Families Department
NM Statutes Annotated (see Statutes) Children’s Code 32a-1-1 to 32a-23-8
 
Jury Duty
Jury Services NM Courts
K
Kids’ Pages
 
Environment
NM Oil Conservation Division - Oil & Gas
US Energy Information Administration  - Energy Kids
New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Environment Department - Air Quality Kids' Page
US Environmental Protection Agency - Learning and Teaching About the Environment
US Environmental Protection Agency - Your Environment, Your Choice
National Agricultural Library - Kids and Teens
Desert Blooms - New Mexico State University
Nature Watch
Find a Species
(information on NM wildlife)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Page for fun science stuff!

Health/ Science
NASA-Students
Kids Quest- Centers for Disease Control
Science Pirates
- New Mexico State University
Math Snacks - New Mexico State University
Rabies and Kids - Centers for Disease Control
Pertussis Disease Villain - Centers for Disease Control

History
New Mexico Secretary of State Kid's Corner
Tourism Department New Mexico Kids
America's Story
- Library of Congress

Agriculture
NM Department of Agriculture Kids Corner

Government

Language
Tex's French Grammer

The Spanish CALL Project

Spanish Proverbs and Sayings With Their English Equivalents

Mexican Sayings 

L

Labor
 
Legal Aid
NM Legal Aid
Legal Resources for the Elderly NM Bar Association
Legal Services
NM Aging and Long Term Services Department
Law Help NM
Access to Justice NM Bar Association
 
Legislation
NM Legislature
 
Libraries
 

Livestock
Livestock Board

NM Fencing laws (see Statutes) 77-16-1 to 18

Living Will - see Wills

LLCs (Limited Liability Companies)
NM Domestic LLC (instructions, forms) NM Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Foreign LLC (instructions, forms) NM Secretary of State - Corporations Division
 
Lodging Tax
(see Administrative Code) Lodgers' Tax Quarterly Report Title 2, Chapter 105, Part 2
 
Long-term Care
 
New Mexico Map of Counties (with census QuickFacts)

Historic Maps
New Mexico's Digital Collections - University of New Mexico
New Mexico Humanities Council / Atlas of Historic Maps
 
Marriage
New Mexico Statutes Annotated (see Statutes)
40-1-1 to 4-1-20 ARTICLE 1 Marriage in General
40-4-1 to 40-4-20 ARTICLE 4 Dissolution of Marriage
 
Medicaid 
Centennial Care  New Mexico Human Services Department
 
Medicare
Medicare
(Federal)
 
Mental Health Services
 
Mines & Minerals
NM Mining and Minerals Division - Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Mining Claims Bureau of Land Managment (Federal)
NM Administrative Code (see Administrative Code) Title 19 Natural Resource and Wildlife, Chapter 7 Mining General Provisions
 
Missing Persons
 
Motor vehicles
New Mexico Motor Vehicles

New Mexico Commercial Vehicles

Real ID Act
How
to get a New Mexico Driver's License
NM Driver's License Manual - English & Spanish
 
 
 
Newspapers
Chronicling America - New Mexico Page
UNM Digital Collection - Newspapers Database
 
Nonprofits
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation NM Secretary of State
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation NM Secretary of State
Information for Nonprofits NM Tax & Revenue Department
Notaries
NM Secretary of State Notary Division
 
Nursing homes
(see Aging)
 
O
Oil & Gas
 
Air Quality Bureau - NM Environment Department

P
Parks, State

Parks Federal
 
Partnerships
Partnerships
NM Secretary of State
Partnership Search NM Secretary of State
 
Payday loans and predatory lending
Payday Loans
NM Attorney General

Per diem
See NM Administrative Code - Travel and Per Diem
US General Services Administration Per Diem
 
 
Petroleum/Regulation
Weights and Measures NM Department of Agriculture
 
Pipelines
Pipeline Safety Bureau NM Public Regulation Commission
 
 
Power, electric
State Electricity Profiles US Energy Information Administration
Electric Power Markets Southwest Federal Energy Regulation Commission
 
Predatory Lending (see Payday loans)
 
NM Sentencing Commission
NM Corrections Statistics - National Institute of Corrections
 
Probate (See Wills and Probate)
 
Property taxes
Santa Fe County Tax Assessment Center

Property Tax Division NM Taxation and Revenue Department
 
Q

Quit Claim

see NM Statutes 47-1 Property Laws - Conveyance
 
R
Radiation
NM Radiation Control Bureau
NM Statutes 74-3 Radiation Control
 
Ranching
NM Brands Livestock Board
see also Livestock
 
Real estate
 
Records
Birth certificate
NM Vital Records

 
Criminal
Criminal History Records  NM Department of Public Safety
 
Court Case
Death certificate
NM Vital Records

 
Divorce - see Courts
Marriage - see County Clerks
Property – see County Clerks
 
Registration (vehicle)
 
Renewable Energy
see Energy - Alternative
 
 
Relocation

Restaurants
Restaurant inspections  NM Environment Department, Food Programs

Retirement
New Mexico Retirement Homes and Communities
  Department of Tourism
(see also Elder Issues)

Rivers (see also water)
Rivers and Streams Environmental Protection Agency

S

Sales Tax
Very Large Array  National Radio Astronomy Observatory
 
 
State Fair
NM State Fair

State Parks
see Parks, State

State Vendors
 
Statistics
Laser -Workforce Solutions Labor Market Information
 
 
 
T

TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families NM Human Services Department
 
see Income Taxes for forms
 
Teachers
Teach NM
 
 
Telecommunications
Telecommunications NM Public Regulation Commission
 
 
Tourism
New Mexico True NM Tourism Department
 
Travel
Mileage chart
 -New Mexico
Travel Information NM Department of Transportation

Transportation
  
Trucking
Trucking Information NM Department of Transportation

U

Unclaimed property
NM Taxation and Revenue - Unclaimed Property
 
Unemployment Benefits  NM Department of Workforce Solutions
Unemployment Insurance NM Department of Workforce Solutions
 
Uniform Commercial Code
Uniform Commercial Code US Small Business Administration
UCC NM Secretary of State
 
Utilities
Utility Division  NM Public Regulation Commission
 
V
 
Vendors, State
see State Vendors

Veteran’s Services
Victim’s Rights
NM Statutues Annotated  Chapter 31 Article 26 Victims of Crime
Violence Against Women
Office on Violence Against Women US Department of Justice
Violence Against Women Act 2005 Federal
Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country
US Department of Justice

Visitation-Home
NM Children Youth and Families Dpartment Home Visiting
 
Voting
State
NM Bureau of Elections Secretary of State
 
 
W

Waste Management
NM Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau
 
Water
 
Drinking
NM Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau
 
Wells
Well Driller NM Office of the State Engineer

Acequias
Acequias  NM Office of the State Engineer

Rights
Water Rights Database NM Office of the State Engineer
Legal Department NM Office of the State Engineer
  
Groundwater
Groundwater Quality Bureau NM Environment Department
 
Quality
 
Statistics
 
Surface Waters (including watersheds)
Surface Water Quality Bureau NM Environment Department
 
Welfare – Income Support 
Income Support NM Department of Human Services
 
Wildlife
Find a Species (information on NM wildlife)

Wills & Probate
Bernillio Court of Wills, Estates & Probate
information and forms
Form of Statutory Will 45-2A-17 (NM Statutes)
Forms for Probate NM Supreme Court Law Library
Probate, Wills and Estate Planning University of New Mexico Law Library
 
Who can help Quién puede ayudar
Social Services Resource Directory
Back In Use  equipment assistance for people with disabilities
 
Women
Women Infants & Children Program  NM Department of Health
 
Workers' Compensation US Department of Labor
 
Workplace Safety
Occupational Health & Safety Bureau NM Environment Department
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report  NM Department of Finance & Administration