The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is a New Mexico state law that provides the public and media access to public information. The law requires open access to almost all public records in state and local government, with few exceptions. Under IPRA, the public has the right to take legal action if they are denied access to public records, an important mechanism to empower the public.

The Attorney General has the statutory authority to enforce IPRA, as do district attorneys. A printable copy of our IPRA Compliance Guide is available online.

Record Request Guidelines

·       To ensure the request is properly processed, requests for inspection of public records should be submitted in writing and must include the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request.

·       The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the Custodian of Records to identify and locate the requested records. The requestor is not required to state the reason for wishing to inspect the records.


How to Submit a Request for Public Records

Please submit your written request (letter, email or memo) and deliver by hand, email, fax or mail to:

Custodian of Records

Susan Passell
A copy must also be sent to:
Barb Perry

What to Expect

·       Upon receipt of written or electronic Inspection of Public Records request, the Custodian of Records will respond in writing within three (3) business days to acknowledge receipt of the request.

·       After determining if the requested records exist, and are subject to inspection, copies of the records will be made available for review at the  District Office at

·       Arrangements can be made to have the request mailed or electronically delivered if necessary.

·       Please be aware that  Jemez Valley Public Schools charges $.25/page for paper copies of all IPRA Requests.