Thirteenth Judicial District Court

State of New Mexico

Valencia Court Fees & Costs

ANY petition or complaint filed (the paperwork that starts or opens a case) requires payment of a filing fee. The only exception is a Petition for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order: there is no cost.

You must pay the exact amount (The Court is unable to make change) of the filing fee or other costs listed below either in cash or by money order. Below are the filing fee costs:

Civil Case Filing Fee: $132.00:

  • Magistrate Civil Appeals & Writs
  • Realty
  • Torts (Auto)
  • Other Torts
  • Contract Debt Partnership
  • Statutory Violations
  • Malpractice Product Liability
  • Miscellaneous (includes Driver's License Restoration, Name Change and Foreign Judgment) 

Probate Case Filing Fee: $117.00:

  • Wills
  • Estates Miscellaneous
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Adoption
  • Trust

Domestic Relations Case Filing Fee: $137.00

  • Divorce (with or without children)
  • Childsupport Claim
  • Establish Custody /Visitation
  • Enforce / Modify Custody, Visitation and / or Support (if  there has been  no activity within the past ninety days in the case)
  • Miscellaneous ( includes Parentage)

Appeal Fees:

  • Magistrate  Criminal Appeal: $35.00
  • Magistrate Civil Appeal: $117.00
  • Municipal Criminal Appeal: $20.00
  • Unemployment Compensation Appeal  by Employee:  Free

Civil Jury Fee:

  • Jury 6 Person /  $150.00 per day
  • Jury 12 Person / $300.00 per day

If you are unable to afford the filing fee, you may file FREE PROCESS papers. This requires you to list your income and expenses. If a judge finds you qualify for Free Process, the judge may not require you to pay a filing fee.

Free Process paperwork is available in the clerk's office.

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Copies - $.35 per sheet - Click Here for the Form
  • Computer Printout Fees - $1.50 per page
  • Fax Fees  (In-State) - $2.50 per page
  • Fax Fees (Out of State) - $5.00 per page
  • Certification Seal Copy - $1.50 per page
  • Exemplified Copy - $4.50
  • Authenticated Copy - $4.50
  • Microfilm Fees - $1.50 per page
  • Digital Audio CD Duplication - $4.00 per CD - Click Here for the Form
 

The Clerk's Office Charges a Fee For The Following Form Packets:

  • Divorce (Getting Started Packet) - $5.00
  • Getting a Default Divorce - $5.00
  • Parentage - $5.00
  • Name Change - $5.00
  • Kinship / Guardianship of a Minor - $5.00
  • Guardianship / Conservatorship of Adult - $5.00
  • Getting a Default Judgment - $5.00
  • Restoring Driver's License - $5.00
  • Complaint for Civil Restraining Order - $5.00
  • Notice of Appeal (Lower Court) - $5.00

The Following Forms are Free:

  • All Domestic Violence forms
  • Application for Free Process
  • Answer
  • General Motion
  • Objections to Recommendations of Hearing  Officer / Special Commissioner
  • Registration of Foreign Decree
  • Request for Hearing / Notice of Hearing
  • Request for Interpreter / Cancellation of Interpreter
  • Request for Mediation (Civil or Domestic)
  • Service by Publication
  • Subpoena
  • Unemployment / Workforce Solution Appeal