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Las Vegas - San Miguel County

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

Santa Rosa (Guadalupe County)

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

Mora (Mora County)

Physical and Mailing Address: Fourth Judicial District Court, 1 Courthouse Drive, Mora, New Mexico 87732

The Fourth Judicial District Court is Now Hiring

Current Career Opportunities

Judicial Specialist 2, #00043317, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Magistrate Court

Pretrial Services Officer 1, #10114368, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Bailiff Security, #10115452, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

All interested applicants can apply at

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May 2023

Date: May 12, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Case Type: Domestic Matters

Example: Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody,
Grandparent Visitation, Kinship Guardianship and

Date: May 19, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Case Type: Civil

Example: Name Change, Civil Restraining Orders,
Foreclosures, Debt and Money Due, etc.

For more information, feel free to contact Helen Tafoya at 505-
425-7281 x2400 or email


Legal Resources

Legal Resource List through the New Mexico State Library

Legal Resource Guide



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fourth Judicial District Court will convene a meeting on June 1, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Division III Courtroom at the San Miguel District Court, 496 West National, Las Vegas, New Mexico to appoint a member to the Board of Trustees of the Town of Las Vegas and to discuss the governance and processes of the Board.

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in coordination with the 3rd4th, 5th,11th, and 13th Judicial District Courts (JDC) is seeking requests for proposals for providers to lead their respective County SESV programs in Dona Ana County (3rd JDC), Guadalupe, Mora & San Miguel Counties (4th JDC), Eddy County (5th JDC), San Juan County (11th JDC), Cibola County (13th JDC) and Sandoval County (13th JDC) pursuant to State law Section 40-12-5.1 (NMSA 1978).  According to the statute, “a judicial district may create a ‘safe exchange and supervised visitation program’ by local court rule approved by the Supreme Court. In a Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation program, the district court may employ or contract with a person (1) with whom a child may be left by one parent for a short period while waiting to be picked up by the other parent; or (2) to supervise visits among one or both parents and the child.”

The AOC must receive proposals no later than Thursday May 11, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. . To receive the RFP packet, contact JoAnna Jimenez at or check AOC’s website,, as RFP packets will not be faxed. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-1 to 13-1-199 (NMSA 1978), imposes civil and criminal penalties for its violation. In addition, the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities, and kickbacks.

Notary Services are only available for court documents.

The Fourth Judicial District and Magistrate Courts are now accepting credit card payments at the courts as well as online.

For online payments please visit

Funding Approved for Guadalupe County Co-Location

UPDATE: COVID-19 Changes Effective After March 31, 2023 in New Mexico Courthouses

After March 31, 2023, the following changes will take effect in New Mexico Courthouses:

Masking: No longer required after March 31, 2023

Physical Distancing: No longer required after March 31, 2023

Events and Gathering Limitations: No longer required after March 31, 2023


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 send an email to 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.