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New Mexico Public Records

The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (NM IPRA) is the law that provides for the public access to New Mexico government records, except those that are specifically protected.

Inspection of Public Records Act Compliance Guide  Includes the statutes as well as explanations for certain clauses and an overview of rights and responsibilities.

Federally Protected State Public Records

Filing a records Request: Although requests for public records can be made either orally or in writing with the appropriate agency it is recommended that these requests be made in writing. Include the requestor's name as well as any pertinent information specific to the record requested. Each of the state agencies and local governmental entities have a designated records custodian to whom request to inspect records should be addressed. Addresses and contact information can be found below.

New Mexico Government Info

State Agency List

Office of the Governor
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Room 400, Santa Fe NM 87501
505-476-2200

NM State Legislature
State Capitol Building, Santa Fe
505-986-4300
Find Your Legislator

New Mexico Department of Health
1190 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe NM 87502
505-827-2613 | Fax: 505-827-2530
Other Health Dept. Locations

NMDOH Bureau of Vital Records
1105 South St. Francis Drive, Post Office Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-0121 | Toll Free: (866) 534-0051
Local Vital Records Offices Directory

Department of Human Services
Office of the Secretary, P.O. Box 2348, Santa Fe NM 87504
505-827-7750 | Fax: 505-827-6286

Department Of Indian Affairs
Wendell Chino Building
Second Floor,1220 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-1600/1602-04 | Fax: 505-476-1601

NM State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe NM 87507
505-476-9700

  • Reference Desk: 505-476-9702
  • Southwest Collection Reference Desk: 505-476-9790
  • Circulation Desk: 505-476-9700
  • Interlibrary Loan: 505-476-9711

New Mexico State Library Digital Archive

Department of Agriculture   FAQ
3190 S. Espina, MSC 3189, Box 30005, Las Cruces NM 88003-8005
575-646-3007 | Fax: 575-646-8120

Agricultural and Environmental Services
MSC 3AQ, Box 30005, Las Cruces NM 88003
575-646-2133 | Fax: 575-646-5977

Entomology and Nursery Industries - 575-646-3207

Agricultural Programs and Resources
MSC APR, Box 30005, Las Cruces NM 88003
575-646-2642 | Fax: 575-646-1540

Marketing and Development
MSC 5600, Box 30005, Las Cruces NM 88003
575-646-5055 | Fax: 575-646-3303

Standards and Consumer Services
MSC 3170, Box 30005, Las Cruces NM 88003
575-646-1616 | Fax: 575-646-2361

Consumer Services- 575-646-1616

Petroleum Standards- 575-646-1616

NM Attorney General:

Santa Fe Office
408 Galisteo Street, Villagra Building, P.O. Drawer 1508, Santa Fe NM 87501
505-827-6000 | Fax: 505-827-5826

Albuquerque Office
111 Lomas NW, Ste 300, Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-222-9000 | Fax: 505-222-9006

Las Cruces Office
201 N. Church St., Ste. 315, Las Cruces, NM 88001
575-526-2280 | Fax: 575-526-2415

Records Custodian
New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, PO Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
Fax: 505-827-6071

Livestock Board
300 San Mateo NE, Suite 1000, Albuquerque NM 87108-1500
505-841-6161 | Fax: 505-841-6160

New Mexico Commission of Public Records
State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe NM 87507
505-476-7948 | Fax: 505-476-7909

Request Forms

  • General Information 505-476-7900
  • Administration: 505-476-7902 | Fax: 505-476-7901
  • Archives & Historical Services Division: 505-476-7908 | Fax: 505-476-7909;
  • NM Historical Records Advisory Board: 505-476-7936 | Fax: 505-476-7893
  • Office of the State Historian: 505-476-7948
  • Administrative Law Division: 505-476 -7907 | Fax: 505-476-7910
  • Records Management Division: 505-476-7903 | Fax: 505-476-7910
  • Agency Analysis Bureau: 505-476 -7921 | Fax: 505-476-7910
  • Electronic Records Bureau: 505-476 -7906 | Fax: 505-476-7905
  • Santa Fe Records Center: 505-476 -7904 | Fax: 505-476-7905

Albuquerque Records Center:
4320 Yale N.E., Albuquerque NM 87107
505-341- 9230 | Fax: 505-841- 4398

Secretary Of State
New Mexico State Capitol, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87503
505-827-3600 | Toll Free: 800-477-3632 | Fax: 505-827-8081

New Mexico State Land Office
310 Old Santa Fe Trail, P.O. Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-827-5760 | Fax: 505-827-5766
NM State Land Records

Office of Unclaimed Property  505-476-1774

New Mexico Border Authority
P.O. Drawer 1379| 220 Pete Domenici Highway, Santa Teresa, NM 88008
575-589-6501 | Fax 575-589-6499

NM State Police:
Dept. of Public Safety
P.O. Box 1628, 4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
505-827-9300 / 505-827-3476 | Fax: 505-827-3394

Missing Persons
Department of Public Safety-Technical Support Division
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
Attn: Regina Chacon , PO Box 1628, Santa Fe NM 87504-1628
505-827-9297

New Mexico Correctional Facilities:

  • Santa Fe: Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM)
    Hwy 14, 10 Miles South of Santa Fe, P.O. Box 1059, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1059
    505-827-8205 | Fax: 505-827-8283
  • Los Lunas: Central NM Correctional Facility (CNMCF)
    P.O. Drawer 1328, 1525 Morris Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031-1328
    505-865-2325 | Fax: 505-866-8510
    • Central Level I
      3201 Highway 314 S.W., Los Lunas NM 87031
      505-865-2728 | Fax: 505-865-2709
    • Level II Unit
      1525 Morris Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031
      505-383-3359 | Fax: 505-383-3319
  • Las Cruces, Southern NM Correctional Facility (SNMCF)
    P.O. Box 639, 1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM 88004-0639
    575-523-3200 | Fax: 575-523-3349
  • Grants, Western NM Correctional Facility (WNMCF)
    P.O. Drawer 250, Grants, NM 87020
    505-876-8300 | Fax: 505-876-8200
  • Roswell, Roswell Correctional Center (RCC)
    578 W. Chickasaw Road, Hagerman NM 88232
    575-625-3100 | Fax: 575-625-3190
  • Springer, Springer Correctional Center (SCC)
    P.O. Box 10, 201 Highway 468, Springer, NM 87747
     575-483-3100 | Fax: 575-483-5030

Private Facilities