Municipal Court

The City of Santa Fe continues to adapt and modify procedures with the goal of minimizing interpersonal contact and reducing the spread of COVID-19, all while continuing to deliver essential services.

The following Santa Fe Municipal Court procedures will be implemented until further notice as part of our repsonse to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

If you have an upcoming arraignment please call (505) 955-5070 to set up a telephonic hearing.  Please leave a message as the Court does have staff on a reduced schedule answering calls and returning voicemails and emails. 

If you have an upcoming pre-trial conference please see the contact information below:

  • If you have been charged with a jailable offense such as Careless Driving, DWI, etc. AND you are represented by the Public Defender, please call David Thomas at (505) 955-6052 before the date of your hearing.
  • If you have been charged with a jailable offense such as Careless Driving, DWI, etc. AND you want to apply for the Public Defender, please call Cindy Hagman at (505) 955-5108 before the date of your hearing.
  • If you have been charged with a jailable offense such as Careless Driving, DWI, etc. AND you want to represent yourself, please call City Prosecutor Kyle Hibner at (505) 955-5195 before the date of your hearing.
  • If you have a private defense attorney please contact them directly.


If you have a motions hearing or criminal trial - these will be conducted via Zoom - please review these attached instructions for Zoom trials & motions hearings.

Court ordered payments can be made online at To access a case, must have the exact court case number or the citation number, as well as their date of birth. The service provider will charge a fee of 5.95% of the fines or fees for the service.

Court required documentation (Community Service, Defensive Driving, Insurance, Registration, etc.) can be submitted to the following email:  [bot protected email address]. Please include your contact information and case/citation number.

Santa Fe Municipal Court encourages Defendants and Attorneys to fax file at (505) 955-5159.

We thank everyone for their understanding during these extraordinary times. 


The Mission of the Santa Fe Municipal Court is to administer justice to the people of Santa Fe in a fair, equitable, efficient, professional and consistent manner.  The Court seeks to serve as a model court for the state.


The purpose of the municipal court is to provide a fair, impartial, efficient court system for violations of city ordinances.

The Municipal Court oversees the following cases:

  • Traffic
  • Animal 
  • Shoplifting
  • DUI
  • Petty Misdemeanors
  • Code Enforcement

Court Docket

Uniform Traffic Code

City Code

Traffic Sentencing Guide

Municipal Court Building


2511 Camino Entrada
Santa Fe, NM  87507

Ph: (505) 955-5070 - main line
Fx: (505) 955-5159

Chad Chittum, Staff Attorney
Ph: (505) 955-5106
[bot protected email address]


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Payment Window

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday


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