Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)

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IPRA Guidance

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 public records in state and local government, with few exceptions. A printable copy of the New Mexico Attorney General’s IPRA Compliance Guide is available online.

How to File a Public Records Request

Public records requests for the Early Childhood Education and Care Department must be in writing and sent by mail or email to:

Debra Martinez, Acting Records Custodian
PO Drawer 5619, Santa Fe, NM 87502-5619
Phone: 505-670-9644

The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records. The most efficient way to place an official request to inspect ECECD records is to fill out the request to inspect public records form and email it to for processing.

ECECD will respond to each request in a timely manner in the same format that the request was made (e.g., electronic of paper) in addition to any other medium that may be appropriate under the circumstances.

If at any time you have questions, please reach out to the Records Custodian.