Contact Information

Domestic Relations Division

Divorce, Custody, Time Sharing, Paternity, Kinship Guardianship
Phone: 505-841-7421

Child Support Division

Phone: 505-841-6747

Domestic Violence Division

Phone: 505-841-6737

Criminal Division

Phone: 505-841-7444 or 505-841-7542

Civil Division

Torts, Contract/Debt & Money Due, Foreclosure, Name Changes, Criminal Record Expungements, Driver’s License Restoration, Probate, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Malpractice, and Civil Restraining Orders
Phone: 505-841-7451

Children’s Court

Delinquency, Abuse & Neglect, Adoptions and Mental Health
Phone: 505-841-7366

Court Case Records Requests (X-Files)

Phone: 505-841-5421
Fillable Request Forms

Request Court Hearing Audio Recordings (Special Services)

Phone: 505-841-5421
Fillable Request Form

Court Fee Policy

Unless waived by an order of the Court, a filing fee shall be collected in civil matters in the amount prescribed by law. Filing fees, jury deposit or other fees collected by the clerk cannot be refunded. Fees can be paid to the clerk by attorney firm checks, cash, money order or certified check. No personal checks shall be accepted. (Rule 1-099 NMRA 2004). No fees or costs shall be taxed against the state, city, county, or nonprofit corporation authorized under the Educational Assistance Act.  (NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (B) (2001)). No fees or costs shall be taxed against any U.S. government agency (28 C.F.R.20.30, 38). Services required to be performed by district court clerks are without charge when law prescribes no fee. (NMSA 1978, 34-6-43).

Cost of Filing Cases with the Court

Initial Filing of a Civil Case or Children’s Court Case$132.00NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (2001)
NMSA 1978, 34-6-44, 34-6-45 (1994)
Domestic Relations Case$137.00NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (2001)
NMSA 1978, 40-12-6
Appeal of a criminal case from Metropolitan Court$35.00NMSA 1978, 35-13-2 (1996)
Civil Jury Trial Demand (6 person)$150.00/DayRule 1-038 NMRA 2004
Civil Jury Trial Demand (12 person)$300.00/DayRule 1-038 NMRA 2004
Copies$.35/PageRule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Certification$1.50/DocumentRule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Exemplification$4.50/ExemplificationRule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Records Provided on USB Drives$6.25/DriveAdministrative Order

All customers are required to pay for the above services unless the customer has an order signed by a judge from the Second Judicial District Court specifically stating that the fee shall be waived or reduced; otherwise, the party must be an authorized employee of a government agency.

Contact Information

400 Lomas Blvd. NW
Room 119, 1st Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-841-7451

Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Service Windows Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.