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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

INFORMATION:  COVID 19 – CORONAVIRUS

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. The requirement starts May 16, 2020 under an order by the state Supreme Court.

NEW! NM Department of Health COVID-19 Restricted States as of October 21, 2020


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EVICTIONS PAUSED FOR TENANTS WHO PROVE THEIR INABILITY TO PAY RENT

Eviction Stay Frequently Asked Questions

The state Supreme Court has paused evictions for New Mexicans who prove that they are unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
 
If a landlord begins an eviction proceeding, the renter will receive a summons that notifies them of the lawsuit and explains that they can participate in a hearing before a judge. Court hearings are conducted by video or telephone during the public health emergency, unless the parties ask to appear in person. To stop an eviction, renters must participate in the hearing and provide the judge with evidence of their current inability to pay their rent. 

The summons you receive from the court will give you directions about how to participate in the hearing.

If you would like assistance with your eviction proceeding please contact:
New Mexico Legal Aid - 1-833-LGL-HELP (1-833-545-4357).

Senior Citizens Law Office - (505) 265-2300 (Serves residents of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance counties who are 60 or older).

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program, 800-876-6657 statewide; 505-797-6005 in Albuquerque, (Statewide free legal helpline for NM residents 55 and older.)  

*Update

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court offers a free mediation program for people involved in active landlord-tenant cases in that court. The program began May 11th. A trained facilitator works with landlords and tenants to try to develop a business agreement beneficial to both sides. Click here for more details. People wishing to participate in the Landlord-Tenant Settlement Program should contact the Metro Court’s Mediation Division at (505) 841-8167.

 

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