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Eighth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Octavo Distrito Judicial

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Taos County District Courthouse

Taos District County Courthouse
105 Albright Street, Suite N, Taos , NM 87571
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Colfax County District Courthouse

Colfax District County Courthouse
1413 South Second Street, Raton, NM 87740
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Union County District Courthouse

Union District County Courthouse
100 Court Street, Suite 5 Clayton, NM 88415
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FAMILY LAW CLINICS happening the first Wednesday of each month.


Eighth Judicial District Jury and Court Management Plan

Cover Letter
Press Release
New NM Supreme Court Order issued July 6, 2020

Eighth Judicial District Jury and Court Management Plan During the Covid-19 Pandemic

9/1/2020 Amendment to District Jury & Court Management Plan During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Video Message for Jurors - We're working to keep you safe in courthouses

By order of the NM Supreme Court, anyone entering and while in the courthouse must wear a mask or protective face covering that covers the nose and mouth.

Raton Magistrate Court has moved and is now at the District Court, 1413 South 2nd Street, Raton, NM 87740 in the Leon Karelitz Judicial Center, Colfax County. To reach the Raton Magistrate Court please call (575) 445-2220. To get documents to the court email

Child Support Hearings involving CSED will continue to be held telephonically.
For Taos Hearings, please call (575) 751-8665 at the time of your hearing.
For questions, about Taos cases please call the District Court Clerk's Office (575) 758-3173. Thank You!!


  • PLEASE NOTE- All Courts in the Eighth Judicial District, including all District and Magistrate Courts in Taos, Raton, Clayton, and Springer WILL REMAIN OPEN during the COVID-19 Emergency. We are asking individuals not to come to the court if they have traveled to a high-risk area or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.  If you are scheduled to appear in court but are at risk as described above, you must call the court at the numbers listed below. 

Emails for people representing themselves to file by email:
Taos District Court:       
Raton District Court:     
Clayton District Court:  
Taos Magistrate Court:
Raton Magistrate Court:
Springer Magistrate Court:
Clayton Magistrate Court:

Fax Numbers for people representing themselves to use to File by Fax:
Taos District Court:        (575) 751-1281 (Clerks' Office Fax Number)
Raton District Court:      (575) 445-2626 (Clerks' Office Fax Number)
Clayton District Court    (575) 374-2089 (Clerks' Office Fax Number)
Taos Magistrate Court:  (575) 751-0983
Raton District Court:        (575) 445-8966
Springer District:             (575) 483-0127
Clayton District Court:    (575) 374-9368


Taos County District Court- 575-758-3173
Colfax County District Court (Raton)- 575-445-5585
Union County District Court (Clayton)- 575-374-9577

Taos Magistrate Court- 575-758-4030
Colfax County Magistrate Court (Raton)- 575-445-2220
Colfax County Magistrate Court (Springer)- 575-483-2417
Union County Magistrate Court (Clayton)- 575-374-9472 



Attention Jurors

In the event of inclement weather, please call the message machine, check back on the website, or tune in to your local radio and/or television stations for updated information. 


Taos County District Courthouse 

Group "5" Jurors, please call back or check the website at on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 after 11:00 a.m. for updated instructions. You may be required to report for Jury Trial Selection that afternoon.

Group "6" Jurors, please refer to the instructions you have received by email and/or telephone. You are scheduled to report for Jury Trial Selection on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at either 8:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Thank You!!

Taos County Magistrate Court

Jurors with service dates of July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, there are no Jury Trials scheduled for the remainder of your term. Thank you for your service!

Jurors with service dates of October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, please call back on the evening of October 4, 2020 after 5:00 pm for an update. If you have not completed your questionnaire and qualification form, please do so. Please submit excusal requests via email, via fax (575) 751-0983, or by mail to 105 Albright Street, Suite M, Taos, NM 87571. If you have any questions, please call during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (575) 758-4030. Thank You!

Colfax County District Courthouse 

Jurors in Pool Groups 24 and 25, there are NO JURY TRIALS scheduled during the week of September 28, 2020. Please call back or check our website the week of October 3, 2020. Thank You!!

Colfax County - Springer Magistrate Court

There are No JURY TRIALS scheduled during the week of September 28, 2020. Please call back or check our website the week of October 3, 2020.

"Panel 1" last names begin with letters "A" through "H"

"Panel 2" last names begin with letters "I" through "P"

"Panel 3" last names begin with letters "Q" through "Z"

Due to Covid-19 social distancing mandates, Springer Magistrate Jury Trials will be held in Raton, NM at the 8th Judicial District Court Building located at South 2nd Street, Raton NM, 87740.

It is imperative that you maintain contact with the court by calling every Friday after 4:00 p.m., and the night before any trials for updated information. 

If you have requested an excusal or postponement, call the court to find out the status (575) 483-2417 extension 401 or 402.
If you have not completed the Qualification or Questionnaire, you will need to contact the court no later than Monday, September 21, 2020 for information about your failure to respond.


         Union County District & Magistrate Courts

Jurors in Pool Groups "22"  and "23" whose term of service began on August 1, 2020, there are NO JURY TRIALS the week of September 28, 2020. Please call back or check our website the weekend of October 3, 2020 for further instructions. Thank You!!