Request to Inspect Public Records (IPRA)

The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), NMSA 1978, §14-2-1 to – 12, is a New Mexico state law that provides the public access to public records. The law requires open access to almost all public records in state and local government, with a few exceptions.

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All Inspection of Public Records Requests are processed pursuant to the Inspection of Public Records Act, §14.2.1 NMSA 1978. The City of Belen charges a copy fee for all requested documents. You will be notified in writing of the fee for your requested documents. Payment must be received prior to the disclosure of documents. If our city does not maintain these public records, you will be notified in writing where they may be obtained from. This form will be acknowledged by staff within 3 days after it is received at City Hall.
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