How does my family obtain a death certificate?

All certificates are filed with the New Mexico Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Certified copies of the death certificate can be requested from the New Mexico Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics: 505-827-0121 or visit the New Mexico Department of Health website. Neither Otero County nor Profession Crematory Services obtain death certificates on the family's behalf.

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1. How does my family obtain a death certificate?
2. How are Veterans honored?
3. Are there additional services for persons who received Social Security Benefits?
4. What about a death notice in the newspaper?
5. What does "indigent" mean?
6. What does "unclaimed" mean?
7. Who can apply for this program?
8. How does one qualify for the program?
9. How is the process started?
10. I signed an agreement with the funeral home but I cannot afford the services. What do I do?
11. Who is considered next of kin?
12. How long does the process take?
13. May the family hold a funeral / memorial service?
14. What happens to the cremated / unclaimed remains?
15. Who do I Pay for the cremated remains?
16. Is this information up-to-date?