I need to file a civil lawsuit

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court is a court of limited jurisdiction in which the amount in dispute cannot be more than $10,000. Please consult the Self Help section for more information and instructions. The suit can be filed in Customer Service on the first floor...

I need to respond to a lawsuit

You must respond to a civil lawsuit within 20 days of being served with the complaint and summons; otherwise, a default judgment may be entered against you. Please visit the Self Help section of our webpage for more information. Back to How...

I need to change a hearing date

If you have an attorney, you should consult with your attorney on this matter. Otherwise call Customer Service at 505-841-8151 for more information. Back to How...

I need to get a copy of my court file

You can go to Case Lookup on this website, enter your information and print out your own court file. You may also go to the Records Viewing Room on the first floor of the Courthouse and make copies of your file there. Copies cost $.50 per page or $1.00 per page if you...

I need to set up a class or community service

If a judge sentences you to a class, such as Driver Improvement or to community service, you can go directly from the courtroom to Customer Service to schedule either one. If you are going to do weed and litter community service, you can arrange this over the phone at...