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Hearing Request

How to Request a Hearing (click here to download form)


  1. The registered owner of the vehicle or the owner’s Power of Attorney may request an administrative hearing within 10 days of the arrest by filing a request for hearing form. You may submit this form in person at: City Attorney’s Office of Rio Rancho, 3200 Civic Center Circle, 4th floor Suite 400, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 Monday- Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. OR the Rio Rancho Police Department, 500 Quantum Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 on Thursday from 9am- NOON. 
  • The Request must be accompanied by a $35.00 money order, cashier's check or credit card for each request for hearing with the City.
  • Upon completion of the Request the owner will be given a hearing date. The registered owner or the owner’s legal representative should be prepared to present their case at this time. 

      2.  At the time of the hearing the owner may be given the opportunity to first meet with the City Attorney representing RRPD. 
  • It will be determined at that time if an alternative resolution to the matter can be reached. If an alternative resolution cannot be reached the matter will proceed to hearing before an Administrative Hearing Officer.