New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)


Public Record Request

“Every citizen has a fundamental right to have access to public records.”
Board of Com’rs of Dona Ana County v. Las Cruces Sun-News, 2003-NMCA-012, 134 N.M. 283.

The Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), NMSA 1978, §§ 14-2-1 to -12, embodies New Mexico’s policy of open and transparent government by providing the public with a broad right to inspect public records. The New Mexico Environment Department is fully committed to honoring both the letter and spirit of IPRA. To request to inspect records from this office please send a request to:

Inspection of Public Records Officer
New Mexico Environment Department
1190 St. Francis Drive, Ste. N-4050
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe , New Mexico 87502
tel. (505) 827-2855
fax. (505) 827-1628


Please note that due to the current public health order related to COVID-19, the NMED Records Custodian is not able to retrieve records requests sent via fax or U.S. Postal Service mail on a daily basis. For that reason, to avoid unnecessary delay in processing requests, NMED encourages the use of email to submit records requests at this time.


The Environment Department has no jurisdiction over air quality issues in Bernalillo County. Please contact the city of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department at 505-768-1972.