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Fort Collins Municipal Court

Contact Information

  •   Dept Head: Kathleen Lane
  •   PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
  •   215 N. Mason, First Floor
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
  •   Patty Netherton
  •   Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t
  •   970.221.6800
  •   General Caseload:
    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
    (Closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m daily)

    Normal CRRL Business Hours:
    7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mon-Thu
    9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fri
    (Closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m daily)

    holidays

Fort Collins Municipal Court FAQ's

Clerk's Office Construction

The Fort Collins Municipal Court, including Camera Radar Red Light will be undergoing construction beginning on July 24, 2017. The Clerk's Office may be inaccessible during some of the construction. Also, due to noise the Clerk's may not be able to answer phones. We will be checking the drop box in the north parking lot and outside the Clerk's office every day. If you are scheduled for Court please appear, the Court Hearings will still be going on. You can also make payment on line or by phone.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

August 8, 2017 Jury Trial

Currently there is a Jury Trial scheduled on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM.  If you are a summoned juror please arrive a half an hour early. Park in the Civic Center Parking Garage.

Jury Trial Aug 1

Currently there is a Jury Trial scheduled on August 1, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.  If you are a summoned juror please arrive a half an hour early.  Park in the Civic Center Parking Garage and bring you ticket into court.

Jury Trial July 25

      The Jury Trial Scheduled on July 25, 2017 has been CANCELED!  If you were a subpoenaed Juror for that date you may be subpoenaed again in the near future.  

CR/RL Hours

Camera Radar/Red Light Clerk's office and phone hours are as follows:

Monday through Thrusday 7:30A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. and Friday 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.   

Contact Us

Location: City of Fort Collins Administration Building, 215 N. Mason St, 1st floor, Fort Collins, CO

Mailing Address: PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580

General Numbers and E-mail:
General Caseload: 970-221-6800
Camera Radar/Red Light Violations: 970-221-6867
Fax number: 970-416-2162
Email Address: Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t

Website: fcgov.com/municipalcourt                      On-line payments: fcgov.com/municipalcourt/payment

Normal Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily and all Holidays

General Information

The Fort Collins Municipal Court is responsible for administering the operations of the judicial branch of City government according to the ordinances adopted by City Council. Cases adjudicated in Municipal Court include traffic violations, misdemeanors, and civil infractions. Generally, cases are brought to Municipal Court by Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS), Colorado State University Police Department (CSUPD), Larimer Humane Society, and other City departments.  For information relating to tickets issued outside of the city limits or issued by an officer from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department, or Colorado State Patrol, please call the Combined Clerks’ Office at the Larimer County Justice Center at 970-494-3500.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lost Your Ticket?

Please contact the issuing agency (FCPS 970-221-6540, CSUPD 970-491-1160) or please wait 10 days after receiving the ticket and contact the Municipal Court

Charged with a “No Proof of Insurance” Violation?

If you are charged with a "No Insurance" violation and your insurance was valid, you may bring, send, or fax to the Court a letter from your insurance company (an insurance card is not sufficient) stating that the vehicle was insured on the date and time of the violation. Once the Court receives sufficient proof of insurance, the “No Insurance” violation will be dismissed. It is your responsibility to verify that the Court has received the proof and dismissed the “No Insurance” violation prior to your Court date.

Need to Change Your Arraignment Date?

You may appear ahead of the scheduled date on the ticket without requesting a formal change of arraignment. We have arraignments on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8 am. If you need to postpone your date, you will need to make that request in person prior to your scheduled date.

Required to Appear on Your Arraignment Date?

If you are charged with a "mandatory appearance" violation, you must appear in Court for arraignment.

  • Your arraignment date is listed on the front of your ticket. 
  • You will have the opportunity that day to meet with a prosecutor and discuss a possible plea agreement. 
  • If you are given a "penalty assessment", you may pay the citation in full within 20 calendar days of the date of the violation in order to accept the early settlement and receive the reduction in points (if applicable). 
  • Payments (without the added court cost of $35) will be accepted up until the day before your arraignment date but the reduction in points will not apply after the 20 day period has passed. 
Need an Interpreter?

The Court is committed to complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Certified interpreters are available on request at no cost to defendants. Telephonic interpreters are always available.  Spanish language interpreters are sometimes available in person. Please contact the Court if you need either of these services.

Payment Information:

The Court accepts cash, checks (on most cases), Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

  • You may pay in person, through the mail, or at our on-line site.
  • Please make checks or money orders payable to “FCMC”.
  • For security reasons,DO NOT send cash through the mail.
For further information, please contact the Fort Collins Municipal Court during business hours. For legal assistance, if you are a CSU student, please contact CSU Student Legal Services at 970-491-1482, or if you are not a CSU student, please contact a private attorney.