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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely via Google Meets.  For a full list of the week's call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here

For information on Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here

 

For Helpful Tips for Virtual Hearings, please click here

 

e-Filing is now available for attorneys in civil cases in the Metropolitan Court for both initial and subsequent filings. 

It became mandatory for attorneys on October 15, 2020.  Attorneys must add themselves as a Service Contact to each case in which they are counsel of record in order to receive eFiled documents from the Court.  For more information, please click here or call the Court at: (505) 841-8151.  For technical assistance, contact Tyler Technologies Monday - Friday, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Central Time at 1.800.297.5377 or visit https://tylertech.egain.cloud/kb/nmh5/content/PROD-3132/Contact-Us-3132

 

Summoned for Jury Duty??

 Watch this important video message from former Chief Judge Sandra Engel to learn more about what to expect as Metro Court resumes jury trials.  Then, please click on this direct link to complete your Juror Qualification and Questionnaire. 

Please also find a video on COVID Safe Practices throughout the NM Judiciary. 

 

COVID-19 Information & Updates



You have received a traffic citation.  Rather than coming to court on the date and time of your scheduled Traffic Arraignment, please call 1-346-248-7799 and use Webinar ID number: 986 6845 8626 and press #.  It will ask you for a participant ID, but press # instead to connect.  

When you call the number above on the date and time of your scheduled Traffic Arraignment, you will speak with a special prosecutor appointed by the Bernalillo County District Attorney who is available to discuss options in your case and negotiate a possible plea agreement with you. The special prosecutor is not a court employee and will only speak with you on the date and time set on your traffic citation(s). 


Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely via Google Meets.  For a full list of the week's call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here

For information for Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here

In you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Division at (505) 841-8151.  Updated case information can be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/.


ATTENTION JURORS: 

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.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as; a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or have recently been diagnosed with or in contact with someone with the virus, or traveled outside of the state of New Mexico or outside the United States within the past 14 days, please call the court’s Jury Division at 505-841-8141, as soon as you are aware of your symptoms, but no later than 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your term to discuss options. 

Due to precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the courts experienced a temporary pause on jury trials.  Although public health concerns remain, the Metropolitan Court continues to take protective measures against the spread of the virus and will resume jury trials on Monday, July 6, 2020.  

The Court will continue to contact you via your email address and/or phone.  If you need to provide the court with updated contact information, please be sure to do this as quickly as possible. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be reporting in-person to the courthouse on your first day of jury duty as originally instructed on your summons. Instead, we are asking that all jurors call our “Code-A-Phone” system at 505-841-8158 each day between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. throughout the end of your term.  In the event that a panel of jurors is selected and instructed to report to the courthouse, your report time will be 11:15 a.m.

Listen to the message carefully…it will provide you with specific daily reporting instructions. You will need to know your group number when listening to this message, in the event that 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.


Most hearings in the Metropolitan Court are being conducted remotely via Google Meets.  For a full list of the week's call-in and video information for each judicial division, please click here

For information for Preliminary Examination Hearings only, please click here

In you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Division at (505) 841-8151.  Updated case information can be found at: https://caselookup.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/


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.

For contact information for the various requirements of the DWI First Offender Program at Metro Court, please click here


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) 841-8151. 

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
401 Lomas Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

*Checks should be made out to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, and please 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.