Ruidoso Municipal Court

Village of Ruidoso Municipal Court

The Honorable Judge
Beverly A. Rankin

421 Wingfield
PO Box 2330
Ruidoso, NM88355
Tel: 575-257-9055
Fax: 575-257-7965
MunicipalCourt@ruidoso-nm.gov

Court Administrator - Sarah Chavez

  • Bench Warrants
  • Trials
  • IT Support
  • Administration

Court Clerk II - Annette Cordova

  • Traffic Citations
  • Community Service

 


    Court Hours

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

    Closed Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

     

    Arraignments

    Monday - 10:30 AM (Adult)

    Wednesday - 10:30 AM (Adult) and 3:00 PM (Juveniles)

    Thursday - 9:00 AM (Warrant Arraignments) 

    For waivers please contact the Municipal Court

    Jurisdiction

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

    Municipal ordinance violations can carry a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine per offense.

    Please see Municipal Code for penalty assessments on all traffic violations.

     

    COURT LOCATIONs

     

    12th Judicial District Court

    300 Central
    Carrizozo, NM   88301
    575-648-2432

    Magistrate Court - Ruidoso

    301 Highway 70
    Ruidoso, NM88345
    575-378-7022

     

     

    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, NM88345

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

    Ruidoso Municipal Court
    PO Box 2330
    Ruidoso, NM88355

    Court Related Links

    Arraignment Rights

    Address Verification

    How to Prepare for Trial

    Municipal Code

    HELPFUL INFORMATION

    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, NM88301
    575-648-6510