State of New Mexico        

      First Judicial District Court            

                                                      Santa Fe, Rio Arriba & Los Alamos Counties


Domestic Matter E Filing is required beginning July 1, 2015.  Domestic Matters E File and Serve Training will take place every Wednesday, beginning June 3, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. at the Steve Herrera Judicial Complex.  Please see the Information Booth for location.  Click E File and Serve tab for more information. The Santa Fe Court Clerk's Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F and open during the lunch hour.  The Los Alamos Court Clerk's Office is open on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Santa Fe Mailing Address:

First Judicial District Court

P.O. Box 2268

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2268
Phone: (505) 455-8250

Fax: (505) 455-8280


Physical Address:


225 Montezuma Ave.

Santa Fe, NM 87501 







Tierra Amarilla Mailing Address:


First Judicial District Court

P.O. Drawer 40

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: (575) 588-0058





The mission of the First Judicial District Court is to provide access to Justice, resolve disputes justly and timely, and to maintain accurate records of legal proceedings that affect the rights and legal status of the parties in order to independently protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitutions of the State of New Mexico and the United States of America.


El objetivo del Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial es proveer acceso a la justicia, resolver disputas en forma justa y con prontitud, así como registrar con exactitud los procesos jurídicos que afectan los derechos y la condición jurídica de las partes, con el fin de proteger independientemente los derechos y las libertades que garantizan tanto la Constitución del Estado de Nuevo México como la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América.


The First Judicial District Court is a court of general jurisdiction and holds jury trials.  This court hears the following types of cases:  Tort contract, real property rights, estate.  Exclusive domestic relations, mental health, appeals for administrative agencies and lower courts, miscellaneous civil jurisdiction;  Misdemeanor.  Exclusive criminal appeals jurisdiction;  Exclusive juvenile jurisdiction.


El Tribunal del Primer Distrito Judicial es un tribunal de jurisdicción general y en el cual se celebran juicios por jurado. En este Tribunal se ven los siguientes tipos de casos:

Actos ilícitos civiles, derechos de bienes raíces y caudal hereditario; jurisdicción exclusiva de casos de relaciones familiares, salud mental, apelaciones para organismos administrativos y tribunales de primera instancia y misceláneos civiles; delitos menores; jurisdicción exclusiva de apelaciones penales; jurisdicción exclusiva de casos juveniles. 




Los Alamos Mailing Address:


2500 Trinity Drive, Suite D

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone: 505-662-9561

Hours of Operation: 

Wednesday's  8:00 AM--12:00 PM  

& 1:00 PM--4:00 PM