Pueblo de Cochiti is a federally recognized sovereign tribal government with powers of self government and responsibilities to protect Cochiti Tribal members from criminal acts by individuals. It is in the best interest of the Pueblo to have those individuals who have committed criminal acts to be charged with offenses under the Pueblo de Cochiti Criminal Code, adopted by the Tribal Council March 2010. This code is intended to provide for the orderly administration of justice and assure the maintenance of law and order on the Pueblo de Cochiti Tribal lands. The Pueblo de Cochiti Tribal Court has criminal jurisdiction over Native Americans enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe when the offense is committed within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Tribal lands.
Hours of Operation
- Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed during lunch) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed some Federal Holidays and Tribal Administration Holidays
- P.O. Box 70
Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072
Tribal Court Staff
- Court Clerk/Probation Officer
As a sovereign nation, Cochiti has a traditional form of government and court which is over seen by the Governor and his administration, which has been in existence for centuries. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor along with the Church Mayor, Lieutenant Church and there six officials are responsible for carrying out day-to-day governmental affairs, which includes law enforcement.