The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) allows any person to request public records without a statement of purpose. There are restrictions on police reports. On this page you will find a template form for requesting public records in New Mexico in compliance with the IPRA.
Name of State Act:
Inspection of Public Records Act
Physical or mental examinations and medical treatment; letters of reference concerning employment, licensing or permits; matters of opinion in personnel files or students' cumulative files; law enforcement records that reveal confidential sources, methods, information or individuals accused but not charged; identity of applicant or nominee for president of institution of learning but names of at least five finalists must be released at least 21 days before selection is made
3 Business Days
Cannot use police reports to solicit victims for services
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Is there a fee for requesting a public record?
If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged. The fee for documents eleven inches by seventeen inches or smaller is $0.25 per page. The fee for larger documents is $0.25 per page. For records other than documents, the reasonable fee is $6.75 for videos/DVDs and $2.75 for audio tapes. The records custodian may request that applicable fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the copies are made. A receipt indicating that the fees have been paid for making copies of public records will be provided upon request to the person requesting the copies.
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