Have you been contacted by a person claiming to be a court employee who states that you are not in compliance with an order of the court because you missed a court date or did not pay? Keep yourself safe from cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) who demand payment! Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call should hang up and verify the status of their case using the NMCourts Case Lookup tool. You can also contact the court directly or call court customer service at: 855-268-7804. Remember: you can always see a Judge to address your outstanding issues.

Inspect Public Records Request

General Information

By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), every person has the right to inspect public records maintained by New Mexico Courts.

Information for Filing a Public Records Request

Court case records may be inspected in person at the court clerk’s office at the courthouse where the records are located or by using the form on this page. By law, there may be fees for copies of public records.

PLEASE NOTE: New Mexico Courts do not conduct criminal background checks for the public or maintain law enforcement records, motor vehicle driving records or marriage licenses. View contact information about those records.


Form Instructions


Additional Resources

What the Law Requires

NMSA 1978, Section 14-2-8(D) states that a written request to inspect public records “shall provide the name, address and telephone number of the person seeking access to the records and shall identify the records sought with reasonable particularity.”


Contact Us

Contact Us

Please use the webform provided on this page. Requests under the Inspection of Public Records Act may also be sent to:

Call Us

Phone: 505-827-4800

Mail Us

New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Records Custodian
202 E. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours

Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

IPRA Online Request Form

IPRA Online Request Form

Part 1. Court Location

Part 2. Contact Information of Person Requesting Record

Address
Address
City
State
Zip Code

Part 3. Record Requested

Provide as much detail as possible, such as a case number, the name of a party in the case, birthdates, the specific documents you are requesting, and any other details you may have.