Fee Policy and Schedule
Fee Policy of the Court
Unless waived by an order of the Court, a filing fee shall be collected in civil matters in the amount prescribed by law.
Filing fees, jury deposits or other fees collected by the Clerk cannot be refunded.
Fees can be paid to the Clerk by attorney business firm checks, cash, money order or certified check. No personal checks shall be accepted. (Rule 1-099 NMRA 2004).
No fees or costs shall be levied against a state, city, county, or nonprofit corporation authorized under the Educational Assistance Act. (NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (B) (2001)).
No fees or costs shall be levied against any U. S. government agency. (28 C. F. R. 20.30, 38).
Services required to be performed by district court clerks are without charge where the law prescribes no fee. (NMSA 1978, 34-6-43).
File a civil or children's case: $132.00 NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (2001) NMSA 1978, 34-6-44, 34-6-45 (1994)
File a domestic relations case: $137.00 NMSA 1978, 34-6-40 (2001) NMSA 1978, 40-12-6
Appeal a criminal case from Magistrate Court: $35.00 NMSA 1978, 35-13-2 (1996)
Appeal a case from Municipal Court: $20.00
6 Person Civil jury trial: $150.00/day
12 Person Civil jury trial: $300.00/day Rule 1-038 NMRA 2004
Certification $1.50 Rule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Exemplification $4.50 Rule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Photo copy $ .35 per page Rule 1-099 NMRA 2004
Tape or CD duplication $4.00 per tape or CD
Record search $1.50 per name - $5.00 prior to 1986
Pursuant to Local Rule 13-601, jury and case filing fees are non-refundable in whole or in part. This no refund policy is strictly enforced in the Third Judical District Court. Fees must be paid when the action is filed and will not be refunded for any reason including dismissal, mistake or error, once the payment has been received.