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Fourth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Cuarto Distrito Judicial

Las Vegas (San Miguel County)

Physical and Mailing Address: Fourth Judicial District Court, 496 West National Avenue, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

Santa Rosa (Guadalupe County)

Physical and Mailing Address: Fourth Judicial District Court, 420 Parker Avenue, Suite 5, Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435

Announcements

District and magistrate courts will be closed on November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Members of the public can use a credit card or debit card for online payments of fees and fines in district court cases in the Fourth Judicial District of San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties.

Among the court costs that can be paid with the online system: Filing fees for civil, domestic relations and probate cases, court-ordered fines, fees and restitution, fees for mediation services, fees to request a jury trial in a civil case and fees for copies of court case records. (Available 8/20/20 at 12 midnight MST)

Public Payment Portal SOP


COVID-19 Information

We're working to keep you safe in our courthouses.

To access Orders of the Supreme Court, approved Court Reopening Plans and other important information, please see the New Mexico Courts' Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page by clicking the link on the red banner at the top of this page. 

In order to protect against the spread of COVID-19, visitors to courthouses are subject to three requirements for entry.   

First, with rare exceptions, any person entering a New Mexico courthouse must wear a mask or other protective face covering.  Second, any person entering a New Mexico courthouse must answer the New Mexico Judicial Branch COVID-19 Court Facility Screening Questions.  You will not be allowed entry if you refuse to answer or answer "yes" to any of the screening questions.  Third, any person entering a New Mexico courthouse is subject to a temperature check by infrared thermometer and will be denied entry if the temperature reading is equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees fahrenheit.   

If you are scheduled to appear in court but are denied entry because of COVID-19 restrictions or screening, you must call the court at the numbers listed below.

DISTRICT COURTS
San Miguel County District Court (Las Vegas) - 505-425-7281
Guadalupe County District Court (Santa Rosa) - 575-472-3888

MAGISTRATE COURTS
San Miguel County Magistrate Court (Las Vegas) - 505-425-5204
Guadalupe  County Magistrate Court (Santa Rosa) - 575-472-3237
Mora County Magistrate Court (Mora) - 575-387-2937

Because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Fourth Judicial District Court has issued a Notice to Attorneys Appearing in District Court and Magistrate Courts containing directives and guidance for attorneys.  The Fourth Judicial District Court has also issued a temporary Policy for Children's Court cases.  The Court has also released a form of Case Management Order applicable to in-person hearings on motions for termination of parental rights.

JULY 27, 2020 MEMORANDUM RELATED TO CASE MANAGEMENT IN CRIMINAL JURY TRIALS AND IN-PERSON HEARINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY CRIMINAL CASE POLICIES 

MEMORANDUM TO BAR MEMBERS RE CRIMINAL PRACTICE IN THE FOURTH

STANDARD PROBATION CONDITIONS FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (SUPERVISED PROBATION)

MEMORANDUM RE DEFENDANT'S APPEARANCE FOR HEARINGS AND SIGNATURE ON PLEADINGS

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to reduce the need to come in person to courthouses, self-represented litigants may file documents by fax and by email, except for documents requiring payment of filing fees.  The fax numbers and email addresses are below.

DISTRICT COURTS

San Miguel County District Court (Las Vegas) - fax: 505-454-8611;
email for self-represented parties: lvedpublic@nmcourts.gov

Guadalupe County District Court (Santa Rosa) - fax: 575-472-4451;
email for self-represented parties: srodpublic@nmcourts.gov


MAGISTRATE COURTS

San Miguel County Magistrate Court (Las Vegas)
fax: 505-425-0422  
email for attorneys: lvemcriminal@nmcourts.gov 
email for self-represented parties: lvempublic@nmcourts.gov

Guadalupe County Magistrate Court (Santa Rosa)
fax: 575-472-3592
email for attorneys: sromcriminal@nmcourts.gov 
email for self-represented parties: srompublic@nmcourts.gov 
  
Mora County Magistrate Court (Mora)
fax: 575-387-9081  
email for attorneys: mormcriminal@nmcourts.gov
email for self-represented parties: mormpublic@nmcourts.gov

Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution

The Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution provides services to those persons who wish to represent themselves without an attorney and provides Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution (ADR) with the goal of the early, fair, efficient, cost-effective and informal resolution of disputes through court ordered settlement facilitation and arbitration.

***NOTICE*** Due to COVID 19, the self-help window is temporarily closed for in person interviews at the Courthouse. You can receive help over the phone from 9 AM until 4 PM, Monday through Friday by dialing 505-425-7281 or via email at lvedpublic@nmcourts.gov.  Legal Forms/Packets are available at the 4th Judicial District Court , 1st floor, near information window, by email, or on this website.

***AVISO*** Para cumplir con medidas de seguridad de COVID 19, la ventanilla de Self-Help en el tribunal estará cerrada para entrevistas en persona. Para ayuda en en español, llamarnos al 505-425-7281 de 9 a.m. hasta 4 p.m., lunes hasta jueves o mandarnos un correo electrónico a lvedpublic@nmcourts.gov. Formas Legales están disponibles en el Tribunal del 4th Distrito Judicial (Primer Piso, cerca de la ventanilla de información), por correo electrónico o en nuestro sitio web.

Online Dispute Resolution

ADA Accommodations

The Fourth Judicial District Court is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure access to our facilities, programs and services for the public.  If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations to access our facilities, programs or services, please contact our ADA Coordinator, Karen Portillo, at 505-425-7281, extension 25, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the accommodations are required.

Request for Accommodation for a Court Hearing:  Counsel or self-represented litigants may notify the Clerk of the Court of the nature of the disability at least five (5) business days before any hearing so appropriate accommodations may be made.

For more information, see our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act.