State of New Mexico          

First Judicial District Court

Santa Fe, Rio Arriba & Los Alamos Counties

FEES & COSTS

The cost for filing new cases  with the court is as follows:

$132.00:  CIVIL (with the exception of Appeals, Uniform Arbitration Acts, Writs, Adoptions, Commitments, Student Loans, Driver's License, Election, and Tax cases), CIVIL RESTRAINING ORDERS, NAME CHANGES, SEQUESTERED, JUVENILE and CRIMINAL.

$117.00:  UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACTS, WRITS, ADOPTIONS, COMMITMENTS, STUDENT LOANS, DRIVER'S LICENSE, ELECTION, TAX, ADOPTION and PROBATE Cases.

$137.00:  NEW and REOPENED DOMESTIC cases.

$35.00:  MAGISTRATE CRIMINAL APPEAL cases.

$20.00:  MUNICIPAL APPEAL cases.

$117.00:  ADMINISTRATIVE and OTHER APPEALS not separately listed

$150.00:  JURY DEMANDS (6 person).

$300.00:  JURY DEMANDS (12 person).

Costs for other basic services are as follows:

TAPE/CD DUPLICATION        $4.00/TAPE/CD
PHOTOCOPIES                        $.35/PAGE
CERTIFICATION                     $1.50/EACH

Personal checks are not accepted.  Acceptable forms of payment are:  cash, cashier's checks, approved company checks or money orders made payable to First Judicial District Court.

Cash bonds are payable at the Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Clerks Office but only disbursed from the Clerk's Office in Santa Fe.

By order, the Court may grant free process or fee reduction to any party in any civil or criminal action upon showing of indigence.  Click on the General Forms tab above to download an Application for Free Process.