F. A. Q. – Supreme Court of New Mexico Security Protocols Frequently Asked Questions

The New Mexico Supreme Court welcomes visitors to our historic Courthouse and Supreme Court Law Library. The Court and Law Library are regularly visited by school groups, community organizations, individuals, and others throughout the year.

Q: What security protocols should I be aware of when visiting the New Mexico Supreme Court?

A: Listed below are the established security protocols when visiting the Court:

  • All persons and packages entering the New Mexico Supreme Court Building are subject to search.
  • Firearms are not permitted on the premises.
  • The Supreme Court’s electronic device policy applies to visitors, including tour groups. Recording devices of any kind are not permitted. Please do not bring cameras, cell phones/smart phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
  • The Supreme Court’s security policies do not allow backpacks or large purses, and this restriction applies to tour groups. Please do not bring backpacks, bags, or large purses.
  • Court employees will not hold any prohibited items.
  • All visitors are required to sign in and wear visitor badges.
  • Please allow up to 15 minutes for security screening.

See the New Mexico Supreme Court Security page for further information.


When the Court is closed due to inclement weather, the public will be notified through local news outlets announcing delays or closures for the “Supreme Court Building” or “NM Supreme Court Building”. Notice of other pre-planned closures will be posted on the website and in the public locations around the building.