Payment to Tribal Courts

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Payments must be made by money order or cashier’s check and the party must provide the Case Number and Case Name. The party must ensure that the clerk provides a receipt upon receiving a payment.

Fines, Fees & Court Costs

Those who cannot pay the fine or fee can file a Request to Convert Fines to community service hours and receive $10 credit for every hour of community service performed. Court costs must be paid and are not converted to community service hours. Community service hours ordered to be completed cannot be converted to a fine.

Restitution

Payments must be submitted to the Court in the form of a money order or cashier’s check and made payable to the opposing party or victim. The Court will contact the opposing party or victim to pick up the payment.

SCRAM, Soberlink or GPS

Payments must be made by the deadline or the defendant can request to perform community service hours in lieu of payment.

Traffic citation penalties

The penalty must be paid within thirty (30) days of the citation date or a bench warrant is issued. If the “Penalty Assessment” box is marked on the citation it cannot be contested in court. Payment can be mailed or made in person at the customer service window and must be made payable to Isleta Tribal Court.

Do not mail court appearance or traffic arraignment citations to the Santa Fe Motor Vehicle Department (MVD). Those who cannot pay the fine/fee can request to make payments or perform community service hours in lieu of payment. This request must be made using the Request to Convert Fines form. 

Unpaid fines, fees, restitution

Any unpaid payments or balances are reported to the Treasurer’s Office and deducted from enrolled members’ Per Capita Distribution.