Municipal Court

 

 

The Honorable Judge
Beverly A. Rankin

421 Wingfield
PO Box 2330
Ruidoso, NM  88355
T: 575-257-9055
F: 575-257-7965
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Deputy Clerk - Lori Coughlin

  • Bench Warrants
  • Trials
  • DWI/DUI
  • Administration

Court Clerk II - Sarah Phelps

  • Traffic Citations
  • Community Service
  • IT Support

 

Court Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

 

Arraignments

Monday - 10:30 AM

Wednesday - 10:30 AM Adult and 3:00 JUV

For waivers please contact the Municipal Court

 

Penalty Assessment/Online Payments

Please click here to make online payments.

The following methods of payment are accepted by the Court:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Cashier's Check

 

The following methods of payment are accepted for Warrant Bonds (Please note that Checks are not accepted for Warrant Bonds):

  • Cash
  • Money Orders
  • Cashier's Check

If you are sending penalty assessments or warrant bond monies via FedEx or UPS, please use the following address:

Ruidoso Municipal Court
421 Wingfield
Ruidoso, NM  88345

If you are mailing penalty assessments or warrant bond monies via USPS, please use the following address:

Ruidoso Municipal Court
PO Box 2330
Ruidoso, NM  88355

 

 

Jurisdiction

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic and other violations of Municipal ordinances. The Municipal Court does not have jurisdiction over civil matters.

The maximum penalty that may be assessed in Municipal Court is a $500 fine and 90 days in jail for each offense, except for DWI cases where the maximum penalty may be 179 days in jail and a $999 fine.

For information regarding small claims court, please call Magistrate Court at 575-378-7022.

 

Court Related Links

Arraignment Rights

How to Prepare for Trial

Village of Ruidoso Code of Ordinances

 

Helpful Information

12th Judicial District Court
300 Central
Carrizozo, NM   88301
575-648-2432

Magistrate Court - Ruidoso
301 Highway 70
Ruidoso, NM  88345
575-378-7022

Ruidoso Downs Municipal Court
122 Downs Dr.
Ruidoso Downs, NM   88346
575-378-5316

Ruidoso Police Department
575-258-7365
575-258-1860 (Dispatch)
Dial 911 for all emergencies

Ruidoso Downs Police Department
575-378-4001
Dial 911 for all emergencies

Lincoln County Sheriff
575-648-2341
Dial 911 for all emergencies

Defensive Driving Course
Coach Smith's Defensive Driving
575-257-3012

Marriage License
Lincoln County Clerk's Office
575-648-2394

Lincoln County Detention Center
200 Airport Rd.
Carrizozo, NM  88301
575-648-6510

 

 

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