New Mexico Eviction Process

To evict a tenant in New Mexico, serve the appropriate notice based on the eviction reason. If the tenant doesn't comply, file a petition at the magistrate court and serve the complaint and summons. Attend the court hearing, where the judge can decide on eviction. If granted, request a writ of restitution.

If the tenant still doesn't vacate, law enforcement can remove them. Eviction reasons include non-payment of rent, lease violations, health and safety breaches, illegal activities, holdover tenancy, or ending a periodic lease, following New Mexico's laws.