A Traffic Arraignment is a court hearing in Courtroom 320 on the third floor of Metropolitan Court. This is your opportunity to resolve your traffic citations in one court visit.
You will see a judge that day. Please ensure that you bring your citations and documents you wish to show the court. NO CELL PHONES, PAGERS, CAMERA-CAPABLE DEVICES, OR PDA'S ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.
The date and time indicated on the bottom of your citation is your Traffic Arraignment date. You must appear in court on that date and time, unless you resolve your citation(s) by 4:00 p.m. the day before your Traffic Arraignment date. You may resolve your citation(s) by:
- Paying your citation(s); or
- Registering for Driver Improvement School, if permitted; and/or
- Providing documentation, which will permit the court to dismiss your citation(s).
All citations from a single stop must be resolved together, either at the Metro Court Customer Service Department or at your Traffic Arraignment.
Paying Your Citations
Pay your citation(s) in advance of your Traffic Arraignment date by Calling 841-8151
and paying with a credit card.
VISA or MASTERCARD only; or Mailing payment along with the citation(s) to:
Customer Service Department
P.O. Box 133
Albuquerque, NM 87103
DO NOT MAIL COURT APPEARANCE CITATIONS TO SANTA FE
Your payment must be received before your Traffic Arraignment date or your payment will be returned, a BENCH WARRANT will be issued for your arrest, and additional $100.00 warrant fee will be assessed and your license will be suspended.
(The court is not responsible for mail delays); or
Paying in person at the Metro Court Customer Service Department.
Note: if you cannot afford the fines and fees on a payable citation, you can request to perform community service hours or make payments.
If the "Penalty Assessment" box is checked on your citation, you must remit by mail the penalty assessment specified by the officer. The address is noted on the back of your citation. The citation CANNOT be scheduled for a Traffic Arraignment or Driver Improvement School.
If the "Court Appearance" box is checked on your citation, you must appear in person in Metro Court Customer Service Department by the date indicated on your citation.
DO NOT MAIL COURT APPEARANCE OR TRAFFIC ARRAIGNMENT CITATIONS TO THE SANTA FE MOTOR VEHICLE DEPARTMENT (MVD).
Registering for Driver Improvement School
Moving violations have points associated with them, which may affect your privilege to drive and/or your insurance rates. Points will not be added to your driving record for most moving violations if you attend Driver Improvement School. The cost, including fees, to attend is $84. You may register for Driver Improvement School and pay with a credit card by calling 841-8151 or you may register for Driver Improvement School and pay in person at the Metro Court Customer Service Department by 4 p.m. the day before your Traffic Arraignment date.
You cannot attend Driver Improvement School if you have attended the school within the past 18 months.
The Parking Management Division of the Department of Municipal Development manages all aspects of the City owned parking facilities and parking meter system, including enforcement and maintenance.
Parking Management Division Contact Information:
Phone: (505) 924-3950
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1293 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Physical Address: 600 2nd St. NW - Plaza Del Sol Building, Room 510