Tribal Court

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

 

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 70
    Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072

 

Tribal Court Staff

  • Court Clerk/Probation Officer
    Office: 505.465.3106
    Cell: 505.250.5062
    Fax: 505.465.3168

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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Dispatch - 505.346.2868

Court fines can be paid online or by coming into the Finance Department, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

About Cochiti Pueblo

Located 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Santa Fe, the community is a historic pueblo, which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cochiti pueblo people are a federally recognized tribe of Native Americans. The pueblo administers 53,779 acres (217.64 km2) of reservation land and possesses concurrent jurisdiction over the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

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