"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
Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 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.
July 19, 2007 - The IPRA Checklist provides important details about the Inspection of Public Records Act to help local governments, members of government boards and commissions, and the general public understand New Mexico' open government laws.
(Courtesy of the Secretary of State's Website)
Written complaints concerning potential Open Meetings Act violations submitted to our office should include:
Inspection of Public Records Complaints
Written complaints concerning potential Inspection of Public Records Act violations submitted to our office should include: