The Hagerman Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction, handling offenses that occur within the town limits of Hagerman. These offenses include criminal petty misdemeanors and traffic violations.

General Court Information

Municipal Judge: The Honorable Maria Ordonez - Elected 2016
Court Clerk: Beverly West

Physical Address: 209 E. Argyle St. (Hagerman Town Hall), Hagerman, NM

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 247,  Hagerman, NM 88232

Office Hours: The office is staffed part-time and does not have set business hours; please utilize the following contact information…

Phone/FAX: 575-752-3202


Case (docket) numbers are formatted as CR (for criminal case) – TR (for traffic) or NT (for non-traffic) – YEAR – ####. When communicating with this Court, please always include the defendant’s name and the last four digits of his/her case number.

Court Rules

Defendants should arrive a few minutes prior to court, in order to complete any necessary paperwork.
  • No children
  • No weapons
  • No cell phones, cameras or recording devices
  • No improper attire (hats, caps, shorts, flip-flops, excessively revealing or baggy, etc.)
  • No chewing gum, food or drink
  • Talking is not allowed while court is in session, unless you are directly addressed by the judge or an officer of the court
  • The judge shall be addressed as Judge Pierson, Your Honor, or Ma’am. Police officers shall be referred to by their titles (chief or officer) and last names
Violation of these Rules could result in Contempt of Court charges.

Information Available from the Court Clerk's Office

Court staff can provide:
  • The status of a specific case, unless the case (or information in the case) is “sequestered” (not available for public inspection because of state law or a judge’s decision)
  • The court file on a specific case, unless the case is “sequestered,” for you to review
  • General information on court rules, procedures and practices
  • Court-approved forms (forms are not available for all legal proceedings.)
  • Guidance on how to compute deadlines and due dates
  • Court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled
Court staff do not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices. They have been instructed not to answer questions if they do not know the correct answer.

Court staff cannot:
  • Give advice about whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case
  • Fill out a form for you or tell you what words to put in a form
  • Advise you what to say in court
  • Speculate about what decision the judge might make or what sentence the judge might impose
Legal advice: Court staff provide information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you may wish to call the Lawyers Care Referral Program of the New Mexico State Bar for a referral. In Albuquerque, call 505-797-6066; in areas outside of Albuquerque, call 1-800-876-6227.

Remember -- The court, including the judge and all court staff, must remain impartial. They do not take sides in any matter coming before the court.

Promulgated by the Supreme Court of New Mexico June 11, 1998.