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“Citizens in a democracy have a fundamental right to have access to public records.
This right is recognized by the New Mexico Legislature through the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 14-2-1 et seq. (“IPRA”), and by the New Mexico Supreme Court, which stated in 1977 that a citizen’s right to know is the rule and secrecy is the exception…”
Downloadable Compliance Guides
Inspection of Public Records Act Compliance Guide
This guide is aimed to inform the public, state and local government agencies, and all other public bodies subject to the Act about the Act’s requirements and application.
Link to Office of the Attorney General - OMA/IPRA (NM Sunshine Laws)
Financial Disclosure Information
Submitting an OMA and/or IPRA Complaint
Inspection of Public Records Complaints
Written complaints concerning potential Inspection of Public Records Act violations submitted to our office should include:
- Specifics regarding the allegation
- Description of the public body of which records are being sought
- Copy of the written request for inspection of public records
- Other supporting documentation
Requests or complaints should be sent to Second Judicial District Court Administration.
Custodian of Records
Second Judicial District Court
PO Box 488
Albuquerque, NM 87103