Inspection of Public Records Act

Requests for records from the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office are governed by the provisions of the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), NMSA § 14-2-1 through § 14-2-12. Such requests must be in writing and should be sent to the custodian of records. The request must describe with particularity the information requested. They can be sent by mail, email or fax to:

Roxanne Garcia-McElmell
Public Information Officer

3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88007
575-524-6370 ext 1140
575-524-6379

rgarcia-mcelmell@da.state.nm.us

If your request is sent by email, please put “IPRA” in the subject line. You will receive a written reply within three business days.

Procedures for Requesting Copies and Fees.  If requesting inspection and would like a copy of a public record, the following fees will be applicable.  The fee for printed documents 11 X 17 or smaller is $1.00 per page.  The fee for downloading copies of public records to a computer disk or storage device is $7.00.  If a person requests that a copy of a public record be transmitted to a file hosting service, i.e. Dropbox, a fee of $10.00 will be charged for transmission.  All applicable fees for copying public records must be paid for in advance. A receipt indicating that the fees have been paid will be provided to the person requesting the copies.

No cash or personal checks will be accepted. Please provide a money order or cashiers check, made out to: 

Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88007