License Suspensions

The Court issues a Notice of Failure to Appear to Motor Vehicle Division, requesting a suspension of driving privileges in cases where the defendant has failed to pay for fines assessed, failed to appear for, or comply with court orders for traffic violations.

  • Upon compliance with the outstanding issue (payment of fines, appearing on citations, or complying with orders or sentences) the Court will release the hold on the license, and provide the defendant with a Notice of Clearance.
    • The Notice of Clearance must be taken to Motor Vehicle Division, and a reinstatement fee be paid, to reinstate the privilege to drive.
    • If the defendant does not complete the reinstatement process, the license remains suspended.
  • If you believe that your license has been suspended by this Court, it is in your best interest to contact the Artesia Municipal Court at 575-746-9401, or email the Municipal Court as soon as possible. Arrangements can be made to rectify the issue, possibly preventing more serious consequences.