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Tulum court house set to begin functions in June

Tulum, Q.R. — A new court house is set to open in June in the municipality of Tulum. Until now, the municipality had to wait for a legal reform to take effect, which included the creation of a judicial district.

However, now with the formal legalities complete, the Judicial Council of the Judicial Power of Quintana Roo says the Tulum court building will begin functioning June 1, which is when they anticipate having met and covered all procedures and legalities allowing the court to operate.

Until now, legalities for the municipality of Tulum were heard within the Judicial District of Solidaridad. According to judicial statistics, in 2016 there were 195 files of which eight came from Tulum, however during 2017, that figure increased to 22.

According to government figures, litigation cases involving civil matters since 2016 for the municipality of Tulum total 304. With these numbers, legislators considered it necessary to have courts located within Tulum.

The creation of the judicial district for the municipality of Tulum was approved by the XV Legislature of the Congress of the State on February 28 and announced March 1. The new court was an investment of approximately nine million peso.

It is located Avenue 1 on the corner Agua Dulce, in the Tumbenká colony and consists of administration of judicial management, administration of court of instruction, an oral hearing room, a protected witness area, video recording area and procedural police area.

Recently, the municipality of Tulum inaugurated the opening of its own police station.