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 

  1. Click on (and print) a Records Request Form [PDF] Complete the form and submit it by:
  • Fax at (505) 955-6748;
  • In person to the Public Records Custodian at the City Attorney's Office at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor;
  • Mail the completed form to the Public Records Custodian, City Attorney's office, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909; or
  • Email to [bot protected email address].
  1. Send an email to [bot protected email address], 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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