DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Program
In 2009 the Santa Fe Police Department along with the City of Santa Fe implemented Ordinance 24-9 to reduce habitual DWI (“Driving While under the Influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs”) offenders. In turn, they began seizing and impounding vehicles deemed as a public nuisance for safety. The Santa Fe Police Department currently seizes vehicles on the first offense for DWI or subsequent, as well as drivers arrested for driving while their license to do so has been revoked due to a prior DWI arrest or conviction. If a vehicle is seized for a DWI or a revoked license the owner must follow the instructions given pertaining to the DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Program form and contact 505-955-5042 to set up an appointment for items, vehicle removal, or request a hearing.
Vehicle Forfeiture Ordinance
Vehicle Seizure Form
Affidavit to remove personal Items and/or vehicle
Innocent Owner Affidavit
Request Hearing Form
The City of Santa Fe Police Department does not endorse any ignition interlock provider. Each company sets its own price and has differing policies. Each company has agreed to follow the interlock agreement requirements for the City of Santa Fe set forth in City of Santa Fe Ordinance 2012-9 and installs the interlock in the Santa Fe Police Department's impound lot on Camino Entrada.
For more information please contact the DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Program Administrator, Amanda Katz, at 505-955-5042 or e-mail her at e-mail.
3209 Calle Marie
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Operator: Chris Montoya
Toll Free: (877) 438-2757
Free installation ($50 for motorcyles) and $65 a month before insurance and tax
Alcolock New Mexico - Locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Vegas, Las Cruces, Socorro & Rio Rancho
3228 Richards Lane, Suite B
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Operator: Loretta Newman
Toll Free: 888-771-1830
Free installation and $55 a month before insurance and taxes
LA Interlock - location in Santa Fe
2850 Rufina Street, Unit C
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Operator: Leonard Gomez
Toll Free: 888-484-0877
$30 installation and $59.95 a month before insurance and tax
Hi-Tech Interlock - location in Albuquerque
3229 Claremont Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
$50 installation and $59 a month before insurance and tax
American Interlock - Locations in Espanola and Taos
$50 installation and $80 a month before insurance and tax
DWI School Registration
Register at the City of Santa Fe Police Department, 2515 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM 87507, next door to Municipal Court. Registration is Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. The Santa Fe Police Department is closed on weekends, and for all recognized holidays.
To register for DWI School, you must contact Shelley Abeyta 505-955-5006 to schedule an appointment to register in person.
You must bring the court order Referral Form (your court paperwork) that is sentencing you to attend and complete DWI School and $175. Registration fee must be brought in at the time of registration. We do not accept installment payments, deferred payments, or offer financial aid for the enrollment fee. We accept cash (exact change of $175), a cashier’s check, or money order, made payable to the City of Santa Fe. We cannot accept personal checks or credit/debit cards.
Classes are the first three consecutive Saturdays of each month. You must attend all three classes in order to complete the Santa Fe DWI School.
Should you miss a session or fail to comply with the sentencing, you must return to the court and to the Judge who sentenced you, and obtain a new referral and then re-register for another three sessions of DWI School. The re-enrollment fee is $50.
Once again, to register, even if it is a re-registration, you must contact Shelley Abeyta 505-955-5006 to schedule an appointment to attend the next classes scheduled.
If you are unable to register by the date stated on your court sentencing nor have the $175 enrollment fee, you must see the Judge who sentenced you to get an extension on that date.
We do not register students who have expired court sentences.
If you have any questions please call Shelley Abeyta at 505-955-5006