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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

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Effective May 16, 2020, the NM Supreme Court has ordered that any person entering a state courthouse or judicial building must wear a mask or other protective face covering to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Information & Updates



At this time, hearings for traffic cases are being conducted via phone or video.  You will receive a Notice of Hearing in the mail with the date and time of your hearing.  To verify your mailing address, please call (505) 841-8151.   

Please call Customer Service at (505) 841-8151 one day prior to your hearing for information on how to call or video in for the hearing.  In some instances, the call-in information for your remote hearing may be noted on your Notice of Hearing.  If that is the case, you do not need to call Customer Service for that information. 


The state Supreme Court has ordered that most criminal and civil proceedings be held via phone or video.  For information on how to call or video in for a hearing, please call (505) 841-8151.  Updated case information can also be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/.

If you have court business but are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, please STAY HOME.

Court staff and security is screening all visitors before entering the courthouse.  If a visitor is exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, or has been in contact with somebody with COVID-19, or has recently traveled to a high-risk area, he or she will not be allowed inside of the courthouse.


Your jury service is important, and we want to assure you that the court is making every effort to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.

As per our usual practice, if you are not feeling well, please contact the Jury Division at (505) 841-8141 to discuss options.

Due to a recent New Mexico Supreme Court ruling, as an additional precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), all criminal and civil jury trials have been suspended with the exception of special circumstances.  However, this does NOT vacate your summons for jury duty.  It is because of this possibility that you will still be committed to the court for the duration of your term.

However, instead of reporting to the courthouse on your first day of jury duty as originally instructed in your summons, we are asking that all jurors call our “Code-A-Phone” system at 505-841-8158 each day between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. through the end of your term.

Listen to the message carefully…it will provide you with daily reporting instructions. You will need to know your group number when listening to this message, just in case any jurors are required to report. The message will be clear and concise.

If you do not understand this email or the recorded message on the code-a-phone, please call our direct line at 505-841-8141 and the jury staff will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your jury service.


The state Supreme Court has ordered that most criminal and civil proceedings be held via phone or video.  For information on how to call or video in for a hearing, please call (505) 841-8151. Updated case information can also be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/ .

If you have court business but are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, please STAY HOME.

Court staff and security is screening all visitors before entering the courthouse.  If a visitor is exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, or has been in contact with somebody with COVID-19, or has recently traveled to a high-risk area, he or she will not be allowed inside of the courthouse.


Please contact your probation officer as soon as possible to discuss options.

For general information, please call: (505) 841-8189.

For information regarding Felony Pretrial Supervision, please call: (505) 841-8248.


We’ve made it easier to conduct court business from home. 

Metro Court is now accepting pleadings via email at: metrpleadings@nmcourts.gov or via fax at: (505) 222-4831.

In addition to the many forms available on our Self-Help Center page, the court has updated its most-commonly used forms so that they can be completed electronically:

-Motion for Continuance
-Motion for Extension
-Request for Telephonic Hearing

To complete the forms, you must have or install Adobe Acrobat on your computer or phone.   For help using Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete and email the forms from your phone, please see the instructional videos below for Android and iPhone devices: 

https://youtu.be/bDITwIQdaw4 (iPhone)
https://youtu.be/Ot9KaiKM4J0 (Android)  
 
Visit your app store to download Adobe Acrobat:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader&hl=en_US
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/adobe-acrobat-reader-for-pdf/id469337564


For information on court-ordered schools and services now available online, please call (505) 841-9829. 

The full list is available here


Court fines and fees can be paid online at: https://publicaccess.nmcourts.gov/default.aspx.

You may also pay court fines and fees by mailing in a personal check, cashier’s check or money order to:

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
P.O. Box 133
Albuquerque, NM 87103

*Checks should be made out to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, and please make sure to note your case number on the check.

For questions, please call: (505) 841-8151.


If you would like to request a court document, please visit our Public Records Request Page at: https://metro.nmcourts.gov/public-records-request.aspx.