Mediation: The City of Fort Collins offers two types of mediation, depending on your needs.
Community Mediation Program
The Community Mediation Program provides free, confidential conflict resolution services to Fort Collins residents. This service emphasizes a safe, effective, neutral, environment and is guided by professional mediators from the Fort Collins Community. Please note that mediators cannot offer legal advice or answer any questions of a legal nature. Those issues should be referred to a private attorney.
Examples of Community Mediation
- Noise problems
- Nuisance behaviors
- Property maintenance concerns
- Animal issues
- Property line disputes
- Trees and shrubbery conflicts
- Student-neighbor problems
- Occupancy and rental habitability concerns
- Parking disputes
- Landlord-tenant conflicts (e.g. security deposits, early lease terminations)
Municipal Court Mediation
Municipal court mediation may be an option rather then going to court when you have received a summons. The mediation session can lead to a written agreement that will allow your summons to be set aside with no criminal misdemeanor record.
Examples of Municipal Court Mediation
- Barking dogs
- Pets off leash
- Property maintenance
- Minor Harassments