Public Records Request

The City Clerk serves as the Custodian of Records for the City of Las Cruces. By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), every person has the right to inspect public records maintained by the City of Las Cruces. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records as an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of the City of Las Cruces. It is the responsibility of the City to make public records available for inspection.

Anyone may request public records by contacting the City Clerk's Office in person, by mail, email or through the Records Request Portal

All written requests are responded to pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act. View the Inspection of Public Records Act and Guide (PDF) for more information. 

Fees for Reproduction of Public Records

  • Paper copies of documents $1 per page
  • CD $5
  • USB 8GB-$10 16 GB-$13 32 GB-$16 64 GB-$22
  • Shipping/Mailing Documents: actual cost of postage

Contact the City Clerk's Office at (575) 541-2115 or with any questions.

The City of Las Cruces is committed to transparent government.  To date, the City Clerk's Office has fulfilled 974 Inspection of Public Records Requests.

August IPRA Request Stats

1922 Documents Provided

410 Hours Spent Reviewing and Redacting

149 New Requests (broken down by department)

Community Development - 11

Facilities Management - 4

Financial Services - 2

Fire - 18

Human Resources - 5

Information Technology - 2

City Attorney's Office - 1

City Clerk's Office - 4

Municipal Court - 3

Police - 80

Codes - 8

Public Works - 9

Sustainability - 2

Transit - 4

Utilities - 4

Utilities (Collections) - 4

Visit Las Cruces - 1

Not assigned - 6