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Municipal Court
The Rio Rancho Municipal Court is one of 81 municipal courts in New Mexico tasked with handling local issues.  The court hears traffic citations and arrests, including DWI first, second and third offenses, animal control cases, code enforcement cases, and other petty misdemeanors.  

The court has jurisdiction of up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine in general, but up to 179 days in jail and a $999 fine. (DWI only)  Court costs of $49 are added to traffic cases, $39 in non-traffic cases, and limited to $5 in animal control cases.  The court has no jurisdiction over civil matters.

Judge G. Robert Cook is the only elected judge, but has two alternate judges that fill in for him, in his absence.

Cook was elected to his second, four-year term in March 2014.  The municipal court judge is elected at-large in a non-partisan election to a four-year term. The next municipal court judge election will be March 2018.

Municipal Court Warrant Amnesty, Jan. 5-8, 2015
If you have outstanding warrants issued by Rio Rancho Municipal Court, you will have the opportunity to turn yourself in without arrest and have the $100 contempt fee issued with your warrant waived.

Between Jan. 5-8, 2015, you will be allowed to enter a plea on the contempt charge and any charges that have not been arraigned, and then schedule your next court appearance as needed. You must arrive by 8 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. for the next court session.

If your warrant is for failure to pay fines and fees, please bring at least two full payments from your original payment agreement and you will be allowed to sign a new payment agreement.

If you have any questions, please call Municipal Court at (505) 891-5999. Rio Rancho Municipal Court is located at 500 Quantum Road. 

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G. Robert Cook
Municipal Court Judge

500 Quantum Road
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Ph: 505-891-5999
Fx: 505-891-5990