PUBLIC RECORDS INSPECTION REQUEST
Public Records Inspection Request
The Inspection of Public Records Act is intended to provide the public with access to information about governmental affairs. The law requires public access to virtually all public records. While there are a few legitimate exceptions, most records are available for public inspection. Each state agency and local governmental entities have designated a records custodian to whom requests to inspect records should be addressed.
To inspect records from the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors, please submit the IPRA Request to:
PO Box 1967
Santa Fe, NM 87504
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS
By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Professional Surveyors.
A person desiring to inspect public records may submit a request to the records custodian in writing. A written request must contain 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 records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.
The records custodian must permit inspection immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request. If inspection is not permitted within three (3) business days, the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will respond to the request. If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the records custodian explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian received the request for inspection.
Procedures for Requesting Copies and Fees
If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged. The fee for documents eleven inches by seventeen inches or smaller is $0.50 per page as a hardcopy and $.10 per page for electronic scan. The fee for larger documents (ie. Plats/Drawings) is between $1.00 to $12.00 per page. For records other than documents, the reasonable fee is between $0 and $5.00 for videos/CDs/DVDs. The records custodian will request that applicable fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the documents are sent or transmitted.