Mora Magistrate Court

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Mora Magistrate Court
P.O. Box 131
Mora, NM 87732
Fax: 505-387-9081

Presiding Judge John Sanchez.

Hours of Service are 8 AM to 4 PM thru lunch Monday through Wednesday and 8 AM to 12 AM Thursday, except holidays.

The function of the Magistrate Court is to handle traffic citations and misdemeanor offenses, as well as civil claims for money up to $10,000 dollars, cases that would be handled by Small Claims court in many other states. Felony offenses receive a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court, at which time the evidence is reviewed to determine whether to reduce the charges to misdemeanor ones, or to leave them as felonies and bind them over to District Court.

The Magistrate Court does not handle Divorce or Custody disputes, or Property and Boundary disputes. These are handled in District Court in Las Vegas.

To talk to one of the Clerks call 505-387-2937. Fines can be paid by cash, check or money order. Cash must be the exact amount as we cannot make change. We cannot accept credit cards at this time.

You can check on the status of your case at

If, while travelling through our beautiful and hospitable county, you are unfortunate enough to be issued a citation, normally for speeding, then you can take care of your ticket at the Magistrate Court in Mora. If you are from out-of-state then you can take care of your ticket over the phone with Judge John Sanchez.

Our aim is to help you take care of your citations as expeditiously as possible, and we aim to provide a high level of courteous service. Our phone system however, does have it's quirks, and you may have to call several times to get through to one of the clerks or their voicemails. We apologise for this, but it is, unfortunately, beyond our control.

Other Useful Numbers:

Fourth Judicial District Court
        (covers Mora, San Miguel and Colfax Counties):
Clerks Office 505-425-7821
Chambers of Judge Mathis 505-425-7131
Chambers of Judge Aragon 505-425-3900
District Attorney 505-425-6746

Las Vegas Magistrate Court 505-425-5204
Raton Magistrate Court 505-445-2220
Clayton Magistrate Court 505-374-9472
Harding Magistrate Court 505-485-2549
Santa Rosa Magistrate 505-472-3237
Taos Magistrate Court 505-758-4030
Angel Fire Municipal Court 505-377-3800
Las Vegas Municipal Court 505-425-9403
Wagon Mound Municipal Court 505-666-2408

Probate Judge - Mora 505-387-5410
Mora County Clerk's Office 505-387-2448
Motor Vehicle Dept - Mora 505-387-5705
Mora Sheriff's Dept 505-387-2222
New Mexico State Police 505-425-6771

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