Homecoming September 13 - September 22

Public Records Request

New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA)

“Citizens in a democracy have a fundamental right to have access to public records. This right is recognized by the New Mexico Legislature through the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 14-2-1 et seq. (“IPRA”), and by the New Mexico Supreme Court, which stated in 1977 that a citizen’s right to know is the rule and secrecy is the exception…”


Downloadable Compliance Guides

Link to Office of the Attorney General OMA /IPRA (NM Sunshine Laws)

(Courtesy of the Secretary of State’s website)

Public Records requests to New Mexico Highlands should be sent to:

Office of University Relations Attn: Sean Weaver
New Mexico Highlands University
Box 9000, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701

Or emailed to: universityrelations@nmhu.edu

 


Submitting an OMA and/or IPRA Complaint

Open Meetings Act Complaints

Written complaints concerning potential Open Meetings Act violations submitted to our office should include:

  • Specific dates of potential violation
  • Description of the public body that took the action(s) in question
  • Description of the specific circumstances surrounding the allegation
  • Other supporting documentation

Inspection of Public Records Complaints

Written complaints concerning potential Inspection of Public Records Act violations submitted to our office should include:

  • Specifics regarding the allegation
  • Description of the public body of which records are being sought
  • Copy of the written request for inspection of public records
  • Other supporting documentation