District 3 - Dona Ana

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District Court Information:

Dona Ana County
201 W. Picacho, Suite A
(corner of Alameda and Picacho streets)
Las Cruces, NM  88005
(575) 523-8200, fax (575) 523-8290

Website: http://www.thirddistrictcourt.com

 

District Court Hours:

  • M-F, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

District Court Filing Fees:

  • Civil Filing Fee: $122.00

  • Domestic Relations Filing Fee: $137

District Court Copy Costs:

  • 35 ¢ / page

 

Pro Se/Self-Represented Litigant Resources Offered by the District:

  • Pro Se Clinic
    About once a week, a volunteer attorney is available to answer questions and offer assistance. This service is offered on a first come, first served basis, so come early to sign in and be prepared to wait. Call (575 ) 523-8254 to obtain the schedule of times.

  • Domestic Relations Mediation
    Provides information and resources for mediating child-custody and visitation issues.  Provides restraining orders on domestic violence cases.
    (575) 523-8267

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
    Provides information and resources for settlement and arbitration.  
    (575) 523-8222


County Clerk Information:

Dona Ana County Clerk
http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/
Doña Ana County Government
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, N.M.  88007
(575) 647-7200

     (575) 647-7224  Fax

     (575) 647-7285  TTY


Child Support Enforcement Division:

  • Region II
    850 N. Motel Blvd., Building B
    Las Cruces, N.M. 88005
    1-800-288-7207

Legal and Other Related Resources:

  • Lawyers Care, State Bar of New Mexico
    Offers low-cost, half-hour consultations, and provides names of lawyers.
    1-800-876-6227
    (505) 797-6066 (in Albuquerque)
    M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • New Mexico Legal Aid
    Hotline: 1-800-376-7665
    (575) 623-9669

  • Grandparents Rights
    Provides information on visitation and kinship guardianship issues.
    1-800-432-2080

  • Lawyer Referral for the Elderly (LREP)
    Serves people 55 and over by providing legal advice and referrals.
    1-800-876-6657

  • New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    This statewide, networking service organization deals with domestic violence issues and provides a full range of family services, including counseling.
    1-800-773-3645

  • New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
    http://www.cyfd.org
    Provides information and resources for children and youth.
    1-800-797-3260
    (505) 827-8456
    (in Santa Fe)

  • Law Access NM
    Phone consult hotline for civil cases, LLTT, emancipation, bankruptcy, consumer complaints, employment, SSI, liens, civil restraining orders.
    (800) 340-9771

Domestic Violence Shelters/Providers:

Shelters:

  • Esperanza Safe House
    Provides transportation to the shelter from any county. The location is confidential.
    Offers individual and group counseling, and helps to obtain restraining orders and other resources.
    1-800-473-5220
    (505) 473-5200

  • La Casa
    Provides emergency shelter and counseling to battered women and their children.
    (575) 526-2819


 

Libraries with Internet Access:

  • New Mexico State University Library - Las Cruces
    http://lib.nmsu.edu
    Box 30006, MSC 3475
    Las Cruces, NM 88003
    (575) 646-2932

  • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library - Las Cruces
    http://library.las-cruces.org
    200 East Picacho Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    (575) 528-4000                                                                                                                                      (575) 528-4008 TTY
    M-Th, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., F, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 


Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Las Cruces
    505 S. Main, Ste. 357
    Las Cruces, NM  88001
    (575) 524-6215

  • Hatch
    104 B Franklin
    Hatch, NM  87937
    (575) 267-5216 


Sheriff’s Department:

  • Dona Ana County Sheriff
    125 Marquess
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
    (575) 647-7801

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