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This page was last updated on 5/27/2022
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Webpage with General Information on Protection Orders, How to Obtain an Application for Protection Order, and How to Submit
Application for Protection from Domestic Abuse and Service of Process

April 3, 2020: Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court is closed until further notice. Essential services for Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court will be available at Crownpoint District Court. Please call (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions. Also as a reminder, the entrance doors at Crownpoint District Court are closed to the public but essential services are available. Please call the Crownpoint Court at (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions.

April 2, 2020: Most Navajo Nation District Courts are accepting credit card payments for civil traffic fines through telephone. These payments can also be made by money order and mailed to the District Court. Payments for other fines and fees must be made by money order and may be mailed to the respective court. Window Rock Court, Shiprock Court, To'hajiilee Court and Alamo are only accepting money orders at this time until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the court.

March 30, 2020: The Navajo Nation uses a sender verification system designed to eliminate spam, bulk and malicious emails. If you email the courts from a non-Navajo Nation email address, please make sure to verify your email address by following the instructions sent back to you by email. This will allow for your email to go through to the intended recipient. Also, if sending documents by fax or email, we encourage you to contact the court or program by telephone to ensure that your email or fax is received.

Click here for archive on select announcements related to COVID-19.

Closures and Relocations

Holiday Closure

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in recognition of Memorial Day and on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in recognition of Navajo Nation Memorial Day. If you have any questions, please contact the respective court or program.

News and other announcements    

Requests for Proposal

Request for Proposals for HVAC Services for Arizona

Request for Proposals for HVAC Services for New Mexico

FY 2022 2nd Quarterly Report released

April 18, 2022: The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2022 Second Quarterly Report is available on the Branch Reports webpage.

Navajo Nation awarded $31 million in litigation regarding judicial services

April 5, 2022: The Navajo Nation won a significant victory against the U.S. Department of Interior and was awarded more than $31 million in its litigation against the federal government for lack of sufficiently funding judicial services through contracting under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Read more.

Requests for Proposal

The Navajo Nation Judicial Districts seek proposals to provide service of process by qualified Private Process Servers. RFP #22-03-2744-KS Due April 15, 2022. See also Service of Process Guidelines and Proposal Submittal Letter.

Judicial Branch expresses condolences to family and friends of retired Judge Carol Perry

March 2, 2022: The Judicial Branch offers condolences to the family, friends and relatives of Navajo Nation District Court Judge Carol K. Perry. Judge Perry passed away on March 1, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the family when confirmed. Read more.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

May 28, 2021:  Thomas A. Biscup v. Kayenta District Court and Concerning Spencer Parrish. Opinion. Opinion. SC-CV-19-19

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

The Navajo Reporter, Volumes 1-9 are available for purchase. NOTE: Volume 4 is out of stock and not available at this time. Click here for more information.

Judicial Branch Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (March 2022).  In this issue: Probation staff graduates from Academy, Peacemaking presents on traditional marriage.

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