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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

Public Access to Court Records and re:Search©NM Applications

Currently, there are three ways to access New Mexico public court records: Case Lookup, Secured Odyssey Public Access, and re:Search©NM , as provided by the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 17-8500-001Case Access Policy for Online Court Records.

CASE LOOKUP – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Online access is available for New Mexico District Court, Metropolitan Court, Magistrate Court, Municipal Court, and Appellate Court records at the New Mexico Case Lookup.  To request access to records prior to 1997, complete an online request here.  

Exceptions:

  • For security purposes, Personal Identifying Information (PII), such as social security number and address information is not available.
  • Municipal court data is limited to criminal Domestic Violence and DWI historic convictions beginning September 1, 1991.
  • Effective July 1, 2007 the New Mexico Judiciary no longer displays juvenile criminal cases.
  • Effective July 1, 2008, the New Mexico Judiciary no longer displays Family Violence Protection Act Order of Protection cases.

RE:SEARCH ACCESS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Online access is available to New Mexico District Court, Magistrate Court, Metropolitan Court, and Appellate Court records for those who meet the criteria. 

Attorneys of Record with a CAID number from the New Mexico Supreme Court must register, but do not need to submit an application to receive Tier 1 access. Click here to find out How to Get Access to re:Search©NM . For access higher than Tier 1, see the guidelines below.

Self-Represented Litigants can click here for the Quick-Start Guide, and must follow these steps to register for access to re:Search©NM:

  1. File and Unsworn Affirmation form at the court (click here for the form)
  2. Submit the SRL Application form to the JID Service Desk (click here for the application)
  3. Register for an account at here: https://researchnm.tylerhost.net (click here for the SRL Quick-Start Guide)

Currently, access to case information at either the Tier 2 or Tier 3 levels is not available in re:Search©NM. 

Due to varying restrictions on public access for certain case types as provided by law, cases in re:Search©NM  are divided into three tiers with three corresponding levels of access, which are defined as follows:

Tier 1: Most cases that are viewable in re:Search©NM  fall within Tier 1, including most civil, probate, domestic relations, and criminal case types. 

Tier 2: Cases in Tier 2 include delinquency proceedings in Children’s Court and criminal proceedings that involve Domestic Violence. This access level is currently unavailable in re:Search©NM.

Tier 3: Cases in Tier 3 are subject to strict confidentiality protections and therefore are not viewable in re:Search©NM . Tier 3 cases include proceedings under the Abuse and Neglect Act, the Families in Need of Court-Ordered Services Act, adoption proceedings, parentage proceedings, and mental health proceedings. Proceedings under the Family Violence Protection Act, i.e. civil domestic violence proceedings, are also in Tier 3, but for public safety purposes, only Law Enforcement Officers may view these cases.

Glossary of Terms

Attorney = Attorney licensed by the NM Supreme Court and in good standing

Attorney Staff = Staff working under the direct supervision of an attorney

Justice Partner = State, municipal (per NMSA 1978, Section 3-1-2(G)) or federal law enforcement, corrections agencies, compliance programs (per NMSA 1978, Section 31-20-5.1), municipal judges and court staff, and any state or federal agency involved in adult, family or child welfare.

Pro Hac Vice = Out of state licensed attorney admitted to practice by the New Mexico Supreme Court on a specific case

Press = Includes any person who regularly gathers, prepares, photographs, records, writes, edits, reports, or publishes news or information about matters of public interest in any medium and who successfully applies to participate in online access and agrees to comply with all court rules

Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) = Self-represented parties in litigation, also called Pro Se

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