Inspection of Public Records

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The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (the “Act”) provides that every person has the right to inspect public records of the State of New Mexico. Curry County maintains many types of records which are subject to inspection. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records an integral part of the routine duties of the County.

A person desiring to inspect public records may submit a request to the records custodian orally or in writing. However, the procedures and penalties prescribed by the Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the request. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.

The records custodian must permit inspection immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request. If inspection is not permitted within three (3) business days, the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will respond to the request. If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the records custodian explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within fifteen (15) calendar days after the records custodian received the request for inspection.

Curry County maintains many of our records on our website on the various departmental pages and in our document repository. If the records you seek are not available on or through our website, please send requests for public records to:

Curry County Manager, Lance Pyle

417 Gidding St., Suite #100
Clovis, NM 88101


Fax: (575) 763-3656


Curry County has an established fee schedule which cover the cost of copying records. Upon submission of a public records request, you are agreeing to pay all fees associated with the request. You may be asked to pay copy fees in advance.

Fee Schedule

Original Records

Original records may not be removed from Curry County offices. If you wish to take a copy, please refer to the fee schedule for pricing.