New Mexico Information

 

Criminal Records Requirements for the State of New Mexico                                                                                                                                                   

Name of Agency:    New Mexico Department of Public Safety - DPS Records Request
Address:                 

 PO Box 1628, Santa Fe NM 87504-1628

Website:   https://www.dps.nm.gov/top-links-for-nm-residents/fingerprinting-and-background-checks
Contact:   Regina Chacon
Position:   Records Custodian
Phone Number:   505-827-9181 (general) or 505-827-9297
Email:   dps.ipra@state.nm.us (general) or regina.chacon@state.nm.us
Procedure:   

Pursuant to 29-10-6(A) of the New Mexico Arrest Record Information Act, an individual may inspect, in person, through his counsel, or through his authorized agent, arrest record information concerning him/her.

To obtain arrest record information, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) Authorization for Release of Information form (click here for Spanish version) must be completely filled out (legibly) and submitted to this agency for processing. The form must be notarized and the fee is $15.00 per record check, which should be a money order or cashier''s check made payable to the Department of Public Safety. The DPS must receive the authorization form with the “original” signature. With the required release and proper payment, all adult arrest records are released.

If a “Police Certificate of Good Standing” is needed (usually for immigration purposes), the cost of the certification with the background check is $33.00.

The turn around time is 7-15 working days from the date of receipt (depending on the current volumes and workload) and should only be requested by mail. Attached is the required release form, which may be duplicated.

Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time:   The turn around time is 7-15 working days from the date of receipt (depending on the current volumes and workload) and should only be requested by mail. Attached is the required release form, which may be duplicated.  
Successful challenge:  
Cost:   The form must be notarized and the fee is $15.00 per record check, which should be a money order or cashier''s check made payable to the Department of Public Safety