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Twelfth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Decimosegundo Distrito Judicial

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The Twelfth Judicial District and Magistrate Courts in Otero and Lincoln Counties will remain open. 

 Traffic Citation Information (toll free):  855-268-7804

All Other (toll free):  833-732-4577

People should NOT come to court if they:

  • Are experiencing acute respiratory symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath)
  • Have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Have traveled to high-risk countries with widespread transmission of COVID-19
  • Visited another state experiencing widespread community transmission of COVID-19

Please contact your attorney or the court toll free at (833) 732-4577 if you meet any of the listed criteria.










During the COVID-19 public health emergency, self-represented litigants may email filings to the district and magistrate courts at the email provided below.  Filing by email or fax will also be permitted by attorneys in those case types that are not eligible for electronic filing during this time.


District Court

  • Otero County email: oterodistrictclerk@nmcourts.gov
  • Otero County fax: (575) 434-8886
  • Lincoln County email: lincolndistrictclerk@nmcourts.gov
  • Lincoln County fax: (575) 648-2581

Magistrate Court

  • Otero County email: oteromagistrateclerk@nmcourts.gov
  • Otero county fax: (575) 439-1365
  • Lincoln County - Carrizozo email: caimadmin@nmcourts.gov
  • Lincoln County - Carrizozo fax: (575) 648-2695
  • Lincoln County - Ruidoso email: ruim@nmcourts.gov
  • Lincoln County - Ruidoso fax: (575) 378-8508