Contact and Location

Cynthia A. Wagoner, Municipal Judge
(505) 632-6330
(505) 632-6331 Fax

711 Ruth Ln
Bloomfield, NM 87413


Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Front desk is open during lunch.)
Judge's Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday - Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday Closed
  • Municipal Court observes all City-approved holidays.
  • COVID-19 Safeguards for the Courtroom

    The NM Supreme Court has approved the following Emergency Response Team's recommendations, which treat COVID-19 similar to other infectious illnesses, though with enhanced awareness based on three years of education and protocols:
  • • Masking is no longer required after March 31, 2023; and
  • • Physical distancing is no longer required.
  • Payment

    Please be advised the Municipal Court is no longer accepting checks.

    Payments can be made online through citepayusa which accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. A 6% fee is applied.
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  • Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event there is inclement weather, Bloomfield Municipal Court will follow Bloomfield School District's closures and delays.

    When schools are not in session and inclement weather may cause the Court to close or have a delayed opening, please call the Court in advance.

    For current updates to the status of a delay or closure, please regularly check major television news stations by clicking on the following links:
  • KOAT
  • KRQE
  • KOB4

  • Scheduled Hearings

    Contact your attorney or the Court Clerk's office at the Courthouse when it reopens at (505) 632-6330.

    Bloomfield Municipal Court Warrants

    If your name appears on the list, please contact the Court at (505) 632-6330 to clear up the warrant(s).
  • ⇛ Bloomfield Warrants
  • Courtroom Etiquette

    Bullet 1. Defendants must be appropriately dressed and maintain a respectful decorum to be admitted into the Courtroom.
    Bullet 2. Court must remain quiet so that defendants and Court staff can hear.
    Bullet 3. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of disruptive children will be asked to remove them from the Courtroom.
    4. No cellphones or electronics of any kind;
    5. No hats/head covering;
    6. No halter/tank tops;
    7. No exposed midriffs;
    8. No low-cut tops, short skirts or dresses;
    9. No pants hanging below the waist;
    10. No inappropriate or distasteful logos on clothing;
    11. No chewing gum;
    12. And, no food or drinks.

    Types of Cases

    Citations involving animal incidents.
    Citations involving fire code regulations.
    Citations involving zoning regulations.
    Citations involving property maintenance (weeds, trash, abandoned objects, etc.).
    Citations involving criminal complaints.
    Citations involving offenses and penalties.
    Citations involving traffic citations.
    Citations involving traffic citations where juveniles (under the age of 18) are defendants; a parent or legal guardian is required to be present.

    Form Submitals

    Continuance Request
    Completed form must be filed at least one (1) week prior to scheduled Court date.

    Subpoena Request
    Completed form for witnesses to be subpoenaed to Court for your case must be filed at least one (1) week prior to scheduled Court date.

    Records Request
    Completed form to request copies or view records must have contact information.

    Hearing Types

    Arraignments are generally first-come, first-served for an initial appearance and plea on a traffic or criminal violation. Other reasons for an appearance at Arraignment hearings might be to request an extension to pay, request a payment plan, request a driver's license clearance, etc.

    Pre-trial hearings are scheduled after Arraignment has been made and a not guilty plea has been entered. It is a date set up for the Prosecution (usually an officer) and the Defendant (the person charged with a violation) to meet and negotiate any pre-trial matters such as a plea bargain, dismissal for proof, or discovery matters prior to trial.

    Trials are formal bench trials that are scheduled for a specific date and time for the Judge to take testimony, hear and review evidence on both sides of a case in order to make a ruling. At trial, both sides are expected to present their case. Both sides will be notified by the Court to appear in order to testify, as well as any witnesses requested (See Subpoena Request).

    Sentencing Hearings
    Sentence Hearings occur when a person has been found or pleads guilty and the Judge has ordered a pre-sentence evaluation. After the evaluation, a Sentencing Hearing is scheduled, and the Judge reviews the evaluation report. During this hearing fines and/or jail is imposed by the Judge. If the Judge does not order a pre-sentence evaluation, sentencing will take place immediately following any of the other hearings listed above.

    Alternate Judges

    When the elected Municipal Judge is unavailable, an Alternate Judge is assigned.

    Alternate Judges have been approved and sworn in by the Bloomfield City Council. They receive appropriate training and are under the same requirements as the elected Judge. If the presiding Judge is out of the office due to training requirements, illness, or for any other reason, the Alternate Judge assigned will be responsible for all official duties. This position is not a full or part-time position; it is an "as needed" position used to avoid Court closures.

    ADA Compliance

    The Municipal Court complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is the Defendant or his/her Counsel's obligation to notify the Court Clerk at least five (5) days before any hearing of the anticipated attendance of a disabled person so that appropriate accommodations can be made.

    Legal Disclaimer

    All information on this site is intended to be accurate, complete and timely; however, the Court does not warrant, expressly or by implication, the accuracy of the information contained herein, nor is it responsible for any errors or omissions. The court assumes no liability for the information's use or misuse. The information provided may not reflect immediate updates, changes, or rulings that have not yet been posted. In particular, please keep in mind that any costs reflected in the Public Access Section of the website may be incomplete. Additionally, information may be altered, amended or modified at any time without notice. Therefore, it is incumbent that anyone visiting this site verify the information in person at Bloomfield Municipal Court, 711 Ruth Lane, Bloomfield, NM 87413.