Inspection of Public Records

This web page provides information regarding the policies and procedures involved in making public records requests to the University of New Mexico pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). IPRA requests are processed by the UNM Custodian of Public Records.

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Custodian of Public Records

David West

101 W. College Blvd

Roswell, NM 88201

How can an individual make a public records request to the Institute?

§§ 14-2-8 Procedure for Requesting Records
Any person wishing to inspect public records may submit an oral or written request to the custodian. However, the procedures set forth in this section shall be in response to a written request. The failure to respond to an oral request shall not subject the custodian to any penalty.

Public record requests can be made directly to the University’s Custodian of Public Records by mail, email or phone during normal business hours.

What is Institute's response time?

The Custodian will acknowledge the request within three (3) business days, and will strive to respond no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after receiving the request. If the Custodian determines that a written request is excessively burdensome or broad, an additional reasonable period of time shall be allowed to comply with the request. The Custodian shall provide written notification to the requester within fifteen (15) calendar days of the receipt of the request that additional time will be needed.

Is there a fee for gathering information to fulfill the request?

As permitted by IPRA, the University will normally charge for copying records in accordance with the fee schedule determined by statute. The cost is 35¢ per page.