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New Mexico Courts

Tribunales de Nuevo México

ATTENTION: re:Search will be down from 2 PM Saturday December 15 until 7 PM Sunday December 16.



re:Search©NM will be the new Secure Online Public Access (SOPA) and is currently being rolled out to Attorneys of Record and Tier 1 Attorneys during the initial phase of implementation.

Attorneys of Record and Tier 1 Attorneys with active accounts in SOPA will already have received a welcome email from Tyler Technologies with guidelines to access their new account.

If you did not receive your welcome email, or are a new Attorney of Record user, click here to find out How to Get Access to re:Search©NM .

After receiving the unique login credentials, approved registered users can access the re:Search software application here.

During the registration process, it is required that you agree to the terms and conditions for Online Access to New Mexico Judiciary Court Cases. Any violation of the terms and conditions set forth in the Application for Online Access to New Mexico Judiciary Court Cases in re:Search©NM , by any user, will result in steps being implemented as outlined in this policy (click to open). 

Information about general public access for non-registered users through Case Lookup and applications for re:Search©NM access can be found in the Public Access to Court Records and re:Search©NM Applications section below.


There are two ways to access New Mexico public court records: Case Lookup and re:Search©NM , as provided by the New Mexico Supreme Court Order No. 17-8500-001Case Access Policy for Online Court Records.

CASE LOOKUP – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Online access is available for New Mexico District Court, Metropolitan Court, Magistrate Court, Municipal Court, and Appellate Court records at the New Mexico Case Lookup.  To request access to records prior to 1997, complete an online request here.  

Exceptions:

  • For security purposes, Personal Identifying Information (PII), such as social security number and address information is not available.
  • Municipal court data is limited to criminal Domestic Violence and DWI historic convictions beginning September 1, 1991.
  • Effective July 1, 2007 the New Mexico Judiciary no longer displays juvenile criminal cases.
  • Effective July 1, 2008, the New Mexico Judiciary no longer displays Family Violence Protection Act Order of Protection cases.

RE:SEARCH ACCESS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Online access is available to New Mexico District Court, Magistrate Court, Metropolitan Court, and Appellate Court records for those who meet the criteria. 

Attorneys of Record with a CAID number from the New Mexico Supreme Court must register, but do not need to submit an application to receive Tier 1 access. Click here to find out How to Get Access to re:Search©NM . For access higher than Tier 1, see the guidelines below.

All others must submit an application to gain access to case information at either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 levels. 

Due to varying restrictions on public access for certain case types as provided by law, cases in re:Search©NM  are divided into three tiers with three corresponding levels of access, which are defined as follows:

Tier 1: Most cases that are viewable in re:Search©NM  fall within Tier 1, including most civil, probate, domestic relations, and criminal case types. To request login credentials to view re:Search©NM  cases in Tier 1 you must complete Part A of the application and the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts’ Terms of Use and Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Tier 2: Cases in Tier 2 include delinquency proceedings in Children’s Court and criminal proceedings that involve Domestic Violence. To request login credentials to view re:Search©NM  cases in Tier 2, you must complete Part B of the application.

Tier 3: Cases in Tier 3 are subject to strict confidentiality protections and therefore are not viewable in re:Search©NM . Tier 3 cases include proceedings under the Abuse and Neglect Act, the Families in Need of Court-Ordered Services Act, adoption proceedings, parentage proceedings, and mental health proceedings. Proceedings under the Family Violence Protection Act, i.e. civil domestic violence proceedings, are also in Tier 3, but for public safety purposes, only Law Enforcement Officers may view these cases.

The applicant requesting access must submit the application. Only one application per email, as each applicant will have a unique login. 

Glossary of Terms

Attorney = Attorney licensed by the NM Supreme Court and in good standing

Attorney Staff = Staff working under the direct supervision of an attorney

Justice Partner = State, municipal (per NMSA 1978, Section 3-1-2(G)) or federal law enforcement, corrections agencies, compliance programs (per NMSA 1978, Section 31-20-5.1), municipal judges and court staff, and any state or federal agency involved in adult, family or child welfare.

Pro Hac Vice = Out of state licensed attorney admitted to practice by the New Mexico Supreme Court on a specific case

Press = Includes any person who regularly gathers, prepares, photographs, records, writes, edits, reports, or publishes news or information about matters of public interest in any medium and who successfully applies to participate in online access and agrees to comply with all court rules

Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) = Self-represented parties in litigation

Applications for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 re:Search©NM  Access (Part A and Part B):

If you are a New Mexico attorney (or Pro Hac Vice) in good standing:  Attorney Application 

If you are a New Mexico Justice Partner: Justice Partner Application
Regardless of your Justice Partner affiliation, if you are an attorney or staff of an attorney, you must complete the attorney or attorney staff application.

  If you are staff for a New Mexico attorney: Staff Application

  If you are a member of the Press: Press Application


USER

Registered re:Search©NM user

PURPOSE

How to search for a case

SEARCH BY CASE:

For assistance on how to use re:Search©NM , click here. Remember to enter the entire case number, including dashes and leading zeros to search for a specific case by its assigned case number.

Case numbers consist of 5 parts that indicate Type of Court, Court Location Code, Case Category, the Year, and the Case Number for the District, Magistrate, and Metropolitan Cases. For the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the case numbers consist of 4 parts that indicate Type of Court, Court Location Code, Case Category, and sequential listing.

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 2009
Case Number: 00052

Type of Court: S = Supreme Court, A = Court of Appeals, D = District court, M = Magistrate court, T = Metropolitan court

Court Location Code: this is up to 4 digits. Examples are Second Judicial District = 202, Tenth Judicial District = 1010 or 1027, Santa Fe Magistrate = 49, Metropolitan Court = 4, Supreme Court = 1, Court of Appeals = 1

Case Category: CR = Criminal, TR = Traffic, CV = Civil

Case Number: For the District, Magistrate, and Metropolitan cases this is a 10-character alpha-numeric field. Case numbers are constructed two different ways, depending on whether the case was filed before or after the year 2000. For the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases this is a 5 - character numeric field. 

Cases prior to 2000

Although there are exceptions in cases filed prior to 1998, generally the case numbers begin with the last two digits of the year, followed by five numeric digits

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 98
Case Number: 00132

Cases filed after 2000

The case number includes the 4-digit year, and then the five numeric case digits. It is not necessary to enter leading zeros

Type of Court: D
Court Location: 202
Case Category: CV
Year: 2002
Case Number: [00]132