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Domestic Violence Division

Bernalillo County Courthouse                                                                 Phone: (505) 841-6731 or 841-6737
400 Lomas Blvd NW                                                                                              Hours:  Monday - Friday 
Room 274 (2nd Floor)                                                                  8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque, NM 87102                              9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (new applicants)


The Domestic Violence Division serves persons seeking to petition the Court for a Protection Order who are victims of actual or threatened abuse by a family or household member. This process can take up to two hours to complete.

The following domestic relationships qualify: If a domestic relationship does not exist between the victim and abuser, petitions for a restraining order are filed in Civil Court.  When a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) is issued, it is in effect until a hearing to determine if the Protection Order should be continued.

What the Protection Order does: