New Mexico Rules & Forms
Small Claims Court
Court: Residents of Bernalillo County file in the Metropolitan Court. All other New Mexico residents file small claims cases in the Magistrate Court.
Claim Limit: $10,000.00
Answer Period: Defendant may file an answer on or before the trial date.
Attorney Representation: You can be represented by an attorney in a New Mexico small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials are allowed in small claims court at either party’s request.
Statutes of Limitations (N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 4 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 4 years
– Personal Property: 4 years
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