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Fifth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Quinto Distrito Judicial

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The 5th District and Magistrate Courts will remain open during regular court business hours.

However, individuals should consider the following prior to entering court facilities:

1.     Over the past two weeks, have you developed flu-like symptoms such as a cough, a fever, or shortness of breath?

2.      Have you traveled outside the U.S. within the last 30 days or a high risk area as identified by the NM Department Health.

3.     Have you been diagnosed with, or in contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection?


If you answer “yes” to any of these questions and your business with the court is not urgent,

you will not be permitted access. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions and you

have a scheduled appointment or are otherwise required 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.


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.


District Courts

Chaves County District Court (Roswell) - 575-622-2212

Eddy County District Court Carlsbad) - 575-885-4740

Lea County District Court (Lovington) - 575-396-8571

Magistrate Courts

Artesia Magistrate Court – 575746-2481

Carlsbad Magistrate Court – 575-885-3218

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

Hobbs Magistrate Court – 575-397-3621

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

Lovington Magistrate Court – 575-396-6677

Roswell Magistrate Court – 575-624-6088


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






Chaves County Courthouse - Historic Front

Chaves County Courthouse – New Addition

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

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

100 North Main 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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