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. 

Contact the City Clerk's Office at (575) 541-2115 or ipra@las-cruces.org with any questions.

The City of Las Cruces is committed to transparent government.  To date for 2022, the City Clerk's Office has received 619 Inspection of Public Records Requests.

April IPRA Request Stats

534 Documents Provided

266 Hours Spent Researching, Reviewing, and Redacting

232 Activities (broken down by department)

CMO/ACM - 1

CMO/Communications - 2

CMO/Fleet Services - 1

CMO/Sustainability - 2

CMO/Visit Las Cruces - 3

Community Development - 11

Community Development/Permits - 10

Community Development/Planning - 7

Economic Development - 1

Fire - 27

Human Resources - 12

Information Technology - 6

Legal/City Attorney - 5

Legal/City Clerk's Office - 3

Legal/Internal Audit - 1

Legal/Records - 2

Municipal Court - 12

Police - 84

Codes - 27

Public Works - 2

Quality of Life - 4

Utilities - 5

Utilities/Billing - 3