NOTICE OF PUBLIC INSPECTION OF RECORDS

Pursuant to the Inspection of Public Records Act and in accordance with Senate Bill 52, Chapter 181 and House Bill 160, Chapter 182 which were amended, passed and signed by the Governor during the 50th legislature every person has a right to inspect public records of the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State. Listed below are the procedures for requesting a public record, an on-line form that may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed with reference to your specific need. Also, listed are the New Mexico Secretary of State’s statutory fees prescribed by law and contact numbers for the designated records custodian(s).

If you require records that are Election, Ethics or Administratively related please direct your request to the records custodian:

Christiana Sanchez, Records Custodian
325 Don Gaspar – Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
christiana.sanchez@state.nm.us
505.827.3623

If you require records pertaining to the Business Services Division please direct your request to the records custodian:

Patricia Herrera, Records Custodian
325 Don Gaspar – Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Patricia.Herrera@state.nm.us
505.827.3600

If you require records pertaining to Personnel files please direct your request to the records custodian:

Procedures for requesting inspection of Public Records: A person wishing to inspect public records may submit a public records request to the designated records custodian, verbally, via e-mail or in writing. However, the procedures and penalties described in the Inspection of Public Records Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person seeking access to the records. The request must describe the records sought in detail so that the records custodian can identify and locate the requested records. Please refer to on-line form. If e-mailing a request to inspect public records to the designated records custodian as listed above it is recommended that the title of the subject matter of your e-mail you type in: Inspection of Public Records Request.

Written requests should be submitted to the attention of the designated custodian
listed above:


New Mexico Secretary of State’s Records Custodian
325 Don Gaspar Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505.827.3600 Fax: 505.827.3611


Inspection will be allowed as soon as practicable, but no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request.

Procedures for requesting copies of Public Records: Copies of public records may be obtained from the designated records custodian at: 325 Don Gaspar, Suite - 300 Santa Fe, NM 87501 Inspection of public records is allowed by appointment during regular business hours 8:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday – except legal holidays. Please contact the designated custodian by phone to schedule an appointment for inspection. A reasonable fee will be charged for copies. The records custodian may request that the fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the copies are made. A receipt showing that the fees have been paid for making copies of public records will be provided.

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