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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

Search Instructions for re:Search©NM

USER

Registered re:Search©NM user

PURPOSE

How to search for a case

SEARCH BY CASE:

For assistance on how to use re:Search©NM , click here. Remember to enter the entire case number, including dashes and leading zeros to search for a specific case by its assigned case number.

Case numbers consist of 5 parts that indicate Type of Court, Court Location Code, Case Category, the Year, and the Case Number for the District, Magistrate, and Metropolitan Cases. For the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the case numbers consist of 4 parts that indicate Type of Court, Court Location Code, Case Category, and sequential listing.

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 2009
Case Number: 00052

Type of Court: S = Supreme Court, A = Court of Appeals, D = District court, M = Magistrate court, T = Metropolitan court

Court Location Code: this is up to 4 digits. Examples are Second Judicial District = 202, Tenth Judicial District = 1010 or 1027, Santa Fe Magistrate = 49, Metropolitan Court = 4, Supreme Court = 1, Court of Appeals = 1

Case Category: CR = Criminal, TR = Traffic, CV = Civil

Case Number: For the District, Magistrate, and Metropolitan cases this is a 10-character alpha-numeric field. Case numbers are constructed two different ways, depending on whether the case was filed before or after the year 2000. For the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases this is a 5 - character numeric field. 

Cases prior to 2000

Although there are exceptions in cases filed prior to 1998, generally the case numbers begin with the last two digits of the year, followed by five numeric digits

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 98
Case Number: 00132

Cases filed after 2000

The case number includes the 4-digit year, and then the five numeric case digits. It is not necessary to enter leading zeros

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 2002
Case Number: [00]132

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