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    SUMMARY: New Mexico Traffic Tickets

    Depending on where in New Mexico you received your traffic ticket, you may be able to pay it online, by phone, by mail, or in person. To fight the charge, you must appear in court.

    Continue reading this page to learn how to respond to your NM traffic ticket and what to do if you've lost the citation.

    Traffic Ticket Fines and Penalties in NM

    Traffic ticket fines and court fees in New Mexico vary by violation and county court. Check your traffic ticket for the exact fine amount or contact the NM court handling your case.

    If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), see below.

    Driving Record Points

    If you’re convicted of a traffic violation, points will be added to your NM driving record.

    When you reach 6 points, you’ll receive a warning notice in the mail. When you accumulate 7 to 10 points within 1 year, the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) may suspend your driver’s license for up to 3 months.

    For more details, you’ll need to contact your local NM DMV office directly.

    NOTE: For each traffic ticket you receive while driving with a provisional license, your restrictive period of 6 months will be extended by 30 days.

    Pay Your New Mexico Traffic Ticket Online

    Many county courts within the State of New Mexico will allow you to pay your traffic ticket instantly online. Select the court which issued your traffic ticket below and skip a trip to the traffic court.

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    If the New Mexico issuing court is not listed above, follow the instructions on below.

    Pay a Traffic Ticket in New Mexico

    You’ll need to check your traffic ticket or contact the county court in New Mexico for accepted payment methods. Depending on where you received your ticket, you may be able to pay your New Mexico traffic ticket fines:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • By phone.
    • In person.

    In some cases, a court appearance will be required. Your traffic ticket should have all the information you need, including the payment due date.

    If the penalty assessment box is marked on your ticket, then you must pay your ticket fines to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

    Failure to pay your ticket by the due date could result in further penalties, including:

    Fight a NM Traffic Ticket

    To plead “not guilty” and fight your ticket in New Mexico, you must appear at the court listed on your NM ticket.

    Refer to your NM traffic ticket or contact the traffic court handling your ticket for specific instructions.

    Lost Your Traffic Ticket?

    If you’ve lost your NM traffic ticket, you’ll need to get in touch with the traffic court in the county where you received it.

    The clerk will provide you with your ticket information and how to respond to your charge.

    Fines & Penalties for Commercial Drivers

    In New Mexico, if you’re convicted of a traffic violation as a commercial driver, you must notify your employer within 30 days. This applies even if you were driving a non-commercial vehicle, but does not apply to parking tickets.

    For more information about how traffic tickets can affect your CDL, visit our CDL Suspension page.

    New Mexico Traffic Tickets: FAQs

    Go to our Traffic Ticket FAQ page for more information about the following topics: