We have had reports of cyber criminals imitating court telephone numbers (“spoofing”) and demanding that citizens pay money for fines or fees in cases involving relatives. These calls are not valid. New Mexico Courts will never call citizens to ask for payments of any kind.

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Which Court is Which?

District Courts:

Where? The state of NM is divided into 13 judicial districts (click here to open a map).

What? Domestic relations; Domestic violence; Miscellaneous civil cases; Misdemeanors; Criminal; Tribal felony; Juvenile; Mental health; Appeals from administrative agencies and lower courts; Contract, tort, real property rights, and estate.

Magistrate Courts:

Where? There are 54 magistrate courts throughout the state (click here to open a map).

What? Contract (including landlord-tenant), tort and real property rights ($0-10,000) cases; Felony preliminary hearings; Misdemeanors; DWI/DUI and other traffic violations.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court:

Where? Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) only.

What? Small claims (including landlord-tenant) ($0-10,000) cases; Felony first appearances; Domestic violence; Misdemeanors; DWI/DUI and other traffic violations.

The links below will redirect you to the website of your local court.
Most courts have a Self-Help page (in English and Spanish):

For a map of New Mexico’s courts, click here.

First Judicial District Court

Second Judicial District Court

Third Judicial District Court

Fourth Judicial District Court

Fifth Judicial District Court

Sixth Judicial District Court

Seventh Judicial District Court

Eighth Judicial District Court

Ninth Judicial District Court

Tenth Judicial District Court

Eleventh Judicial District Court - McKinley County

Eleventh Judicial District Court - San Juan County

Twelfth Judicial District Court

Thirteenth Judicial District Court

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court