The Right to Inspect Public Records

The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) grants all citizens the right to inspect records related to the conduct of government business. Sandoval County processes all requests for public records in accordance with the IPRA. The county, in accordance with IPRA provisions, reserves the right to charge a fee of up to $1.00 per page to recover the cost of producing records.

You will be notified in writing of any fees for your requested documents. Payment must be received before the records are released. For more information regarding the New Mexico Inspections of Public Records Act, visit the state Attorney General’s website.

How to Request Records from Sandoval County

Before submitting a records request, it’s important to understand that this site is primarily for requesting records having to do with the conduct of county business. This is not the place to request court or criminal records or birth or death certificates.

Types of Record You CAN Expect to Receive Through this Site

  • Records related to any meetings or proceedings of a county board, such as the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning and Zoning board or the Board of Finance.
  • Records related to the operation of any county administrative office or the office any elected official. Such records include budgets and other financial records for those offices.
  • Requests for proposals issued by the county, and any contracts the county has signed with vendors.

Types of Record You CANNOT Expect to Receive Through this Site

  • Police reports—The are maintained by agency that creates them
  • Birth or Death certificates—In New Mexico, these records are maintained by the state Department of Health
  • Court records, including divorces records. These records are maintained by the court that had jurisdiction over the case.

To request a record, follow this link.

If you have questions about the process for requesting records, you can contact:

Sidney Hill
Public Information Officer
1500 Idalia Road, Building D
Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004
(505) 867-7640