Under the State of New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act, any individual may request to inspect (and possibly copy) public records that are the responsibility of Los Alamos County. Records Management Officer Barbara Ricci has been designated by the County Manager as the Custodian of Records, as per County administrative policy (Index No. 0280) that closely mirrors the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978.
There are three ways to inspect public records - in all cases, it is important that you be specific and provide as much detail as possible about the record you are seeking. This will help us accurately retrieve the documents you are seeking, or those that most closely match your request.
Visit the office of the Designated Custodian and fill out a Public Records Request form in person. The Designated Custodian of Records is located at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Av., Suite 190 Room 188. Office window hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Request the public record utilizing the online form. Complete the form with your name, address, and the record(s) you are seeking. Please provide a telephone number where we may contact you if we have any questions about your request.
Submit an email to the Records Management office that includes your name, address, and the record(s) you are seeking. Please provide a telephone number where we may contact you if we have any questions about your email request.
There is no charge to inspect a public record. However, if you request copies of the record(s), there will be copying charges. Index No. 280 and a copy fee schedule are available from the Designated Custodian of Records.
There are limited exceptions to the IPRA, and there are associated deadlines for compliance with a written request. The State Attorney General offers more information about the Inspection of Public Records Act, including a helpful guide: A Compliance Guide for New Mexico Public Officials and Citizens. Visit the New Mexico Attorney General's website for more info.
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed on holidays