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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

All courts in the Fourth Judicial District, including all District and Magistrate Courts in Las Vegas, Santa Rosa and Mora, WILL REMAIN OPEN during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

PROTECTIVE FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN NM COURTHOUSES
Effective immediately, any person entering a New Mexico courthouse or judicial building must wear a mask or other protective face covering to help control the spread of COVID-19.  
“State health officials have made it abundantly clear that if each of us wears a mask in public we can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives,” said Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura. “Our courts provide essential services to the public so we continue to take all steps necessary to safeguard the health and well-being of people who work in or need to visit a courthouse.

PLEASE NOTE -   You will not be allowed to enter courthouses of the Fourth Judicial District, including all District and Magistrate Courts in Las Vegas, Santa Rosa and Mora, if (1) you have a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, sore throat, or a general feeling of being unwell that has developed in the past fourteen days, (2) you or a household member with whom you reside have traveled out-of-state in the past fourteen days, or (3) you have had a diagnosis, or close contact with anyone who has a diagnosis, of a COVID-19 infection. 

If you are scheduled to appear in court but are at risk as described above, 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

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

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.

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.