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Individuals should consider the following prior to entering court facility

New Mexico Judicial Branch COVID-19 Court Facility Screening Questions

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you may stop answering the screening questions, you are NOT PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING.


Si responde “sí” a cualquiera de las preguntas, puede dejar de responder las preguntas de evaluación, usted NO PUEDE ENTRAR AL EDIFICIO.


Have you been asked by the New Mexico Department of Health to self-quarantine because of COVID-19 and are you still within the quarantine period?

¿El Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México le ha solicitado mantenercuarentena voluntaria debido a COVID-19 y usted todavía se encuentra dentro delperíodo de cuarentena?


Within the past 7 days, have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a doctor or receivedpositive test results for COVID-19 from a testing center or by the Department of Health?

¿Dentro de los últimos siete días un doctor lo diagnosticó con COVID-19 o algúnlaboratorio o el Departamento de Salud le notificó resultados positivos de una prueba deCOVID-19?


Have you taken a COVID-19 test and are still waiting for the test results?

¿Se ha hecho una prueba de COVID-19 y sigue esperando los resultados?


 In the past 7 days, have you been in contact with anyone who you know has COVID-19,has traveled to New Mexico from another country, OR who is required to self- quarantine?

En los últimos 7 días, ¿ha estado en contacto con alguien que sepa que tiene COVID-19,que haya viajado a Nuevo México desde otro país, O que deba mantenerse enaislamiento voluntario?


 Within the past 5 days, have you had a fever at or above 100.4 degrees, chills, sore throat, body aches, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or headaches, or developed new shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, dry cough, or loss of taste or smell?

En los últimos 5 días ¿ha tenido fiebre de 100.4 grados o más, escalofríos, dolor degarganta, dolor de cuerpo, congestión o secreción nasal, náuseas o vómitos, diarreaodolores de cabeza, o ha desarrollado nuevos síntomas como falta de aliento,dificultad para respirar, tos seca o pérdida del gusto o del olfato?


If you answer “yes” to any of these questions and you have a scheduled hearing or are otherwise ordered to appear at one of the courthouses, please contact the appropriate party prior to your scheduled appointment:

  1. If you are represented by an attorney, please contact your attorney;
  2. If you are an attorney and are scheduled to appear in court before a judge, please contact that chambers directly.
  3. If you are a juror, please contact the Jury Division at the numbers previously provided to you.


IMPORTANT: Jurors and the members of the public in a courtroom will continue to be required to maintain three (3) feet physical distance and wear masks.  Answering screening questions is REQUIRED to enter the courthouse per NM Supreme Court Order

If you are not a party in a case, we are requesting you consider not attending hearings.

Although hearings are open to the public, there will be restrictions on the number of individuals allowed in the courtroom.

Court contact information

Chaves County District Court: 575-622-2212

Roswell Magistrate Court: 575-624-6088

Eddy County District Court: 575-885-4740

Carlsbad Magistrate Court: 575-885-3218

Lea County District Court: 575-396-8571

Lovington Magistrate Court: 575-396-6677

Artesia Magistrate Court: 575-746-2481

Eunice Magistrate Court: 575-394-3368 (M,W,F)

Hobbs Magistrate Court: 575-397-3621

Jal Magistrate Court: 575-396-8571 (Tues. Thurs.)




Please check this page for any changes to hours of operation.

Chaves County Courthouse – New Addition

400 N. Virginia Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 575-622-2212

Eddy County Courthouse

102 North Canal Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-885-4740

Lea County Courthouse

100 N. Love Street, Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: 575-396-8571

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Hours of Operation

Chaves, Eddy and Lea County District Court Clerks Offices are open from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (we are closed from 12-1 p.m.)

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