The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $10,000.
Small claims cases in New Mexico are heard in the Metropolitan Court (Bernalillo County) or Magistrate Court.
For information on New Mexico's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.
In New Mexico, the defendant must file a written answer on or before the appearance date in the summons.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in New Mexico.
Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in New Mexico.
In New Mexico, jury trials are allowed at either party's request. The plaintiff must make a jury trial request in the complaint, and the defendant must make the request in the answer.
For more information about New Mexico small claims court, see https://metro.nmcourts.gov/self-help-center.aspx.
Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).
Updated: October 1, 2015