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Request Public Records

Request Public Records

Requests for public records are governed by the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 14-2-1 to -12. 

The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to government records.  Each state agency and local governmental entities have designated a records custodian to whom requests to inspect records should be addressed. Source: New Mexico Attorney General’s Inspection of Public Records Compliance Guide [PDF]

There Are Three Options for Submitting a Public Records Request to the City of Santa Fe:

  1. Complete the request form in person at the City Attorney's office;

                      City Hall
                      200 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd floor
                      Santa Fe, NM 

                      Until further notice, in-person IPRA requests will not be accepted.

  1. Click on (and print) a Records Request Form [PDF] Complete the form and submit it by:
  • Fax at (505) 955-6748; or
  • Mail the completed form to the Public Records Custodian, City Attorney's office, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
  1. Enter your request through our online portal at: https://cityofsantafenm.nextrequest.com/  including the following information:
  • Description of the record you would like to inspect;
  • Your name;
  • The date;
  • Your contact information (email, mailing address or telephone number); and
  • The maximum amount you are willing to pay for copying charges

Fee for Public Records:

  • $.25 - 8 1/2 x 11 paper page (larger than 8 1/2 x 11 see GIS Fee Schedule)
  • $3.00  - disc
  • $10.00 - thumb drive

If You Have Questions, Please Contact the Public Records Custodian:

Public Records Custodian
200 Lincoln Avenue, Room 209
PO Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
[bot protected email address]
Ph: (505) 955-6643
Fax: (505) 955-6748

Hours

The City’s Records Custodian accepts Public Records requests on days the City is open for business, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Original Records

Original records may not be removed from City of Santa Fe offices.

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