Judge John Agresto was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners on May 30, 2017 to serve as Santa Fe County Probate Judge. He will finish the four year term that began on January 1, 2015 and will expire on December 31, 2018. The elected position was previously held by Judge Shannon Bulman, she resigned in May 2017.
The Probate Office is located at the intersection of West Palace and Grant Ave. at the Bokum Bldg.
Probate Judge Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Scheduled appointments are recommended.
Probate Cases: $30 (less than 3 years - call about exceptions)
The Probate Court provides packets for $5.00 (Will or No-Will) to the public to aid in filing an Informal Probate Case.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RECENT CHANGES TO NEW MEXICO PROBATE LAW
Please note that the New Mexico legislature has amended certain aspects of New Mexico probate law effective July 1, 2016. The New Mexico Supreme Court forms have not yet been updated to reflect these changes. Your probate case filed on or after July 1, 2016 will, however, be subject to the revised requirements.
The changes are as follows:
You may not close the estate earlier than six months after the date of your appointment as personal representative. If you have questions about how these changes affect your probate case, I encourage you to seek advice from an attorney.