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How much is the docket fee?

The docket fee is $125.00 for filing an appeal and $20.00 for filing a motion to dismiss for failure to file a docketing statement. NMSA 1978 §34-5- 6 (2003) There are no other fees required to process the appeal. However, if you want copies of documents, there is...

What are your hours?

The court hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m. excluding holidays.

Can I fax pleadings to your office?

See NMRA 12-307.1, which provides that pleadings may be faxed only if no fee is required and only the original is required to be filed. There are also many other requirements, and you should consult the rule to learn of them all. This website provides a link to the...

What is your mailing address?

Court of Appeals P.O. Box 2008 Santa Fe, NM 87504-2008 Albuquerque Satellite Office 2211 Tucker Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106

What is your physical address?

Court of Appeals 237 Don Gaspar, Room 116Santa Fe, NM 87501 Albuquerque Satellite Office 2211 Tucker Rd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87106

How do I file an appeal?

See NMRA 12-202 regarding filing a notice of appeal. See NMRA 12-203 regarding filing Interlocutory appeals. See also NMRA 12-204, 12-205, 12-502, 12-503. Consult the Pro Se Videos for information on filing a civil appeal.

How long will it take the Court to decide my case?

The answer to this question depends on many factors. From the time you file your notice of appeal to the time of decision can be as short as two months or as long as two and one-half years. A decision in two months requires that you file your docketing...

Are pro se parties and attorneys treated the same?

Yes. Case law requires that pro se parties are bound by all of the rules, just as attorneys are. Case law also provides that, when there is no prejudice to the other side, technical rule violations will be overlooked so that cases will be decided on their merits....

Can I e-mail documents to the Court?

No. Unfortunately, the court does not currently have an electronic filing system. If budget and resources allow, the court may transition to electronic filing in the near future.