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Fort Collins Municipal Court

 Contact Information

Dept Head: Kathleen Lane
  •   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

Municipal Court Closure

Judge Lane's Updated Order on Court Closure  Judge Lane's Order to Close Municipal Court

The City of Fort Collins is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and community members. To that end, the Fort Collins Municipal Court is closed to the public effective at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, April 2, 2020. Cases will still be handled in a fair, just and impartial manner during this time with the same high standards of accountability, integrity and equity. The Court will remain in communication with the community. Please continue to check back on this webpage for updated information regarding the status of the Court’s closure and handling of cases. 

 At this time, arraignments, bond return hearings, and other morning hearings will be postponed as indicated, with notices mailed or emailed when possible:

            Wednesday, 03/18/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/15/2020

            Thursday, 03/19/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/16/2020

            Monday, 03/23/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/20/2020

            Wednesday, 03/25/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/22/2020

            Thursday, 03/26/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/23/2020

            Monday, 03/30/2020 AM hearings will be postponed to the same time on 04/27/2020

 Trial dates will be rescheduled individually and notices will be mailed or emailed.

 NOTE: Due to space issues and hearing requirements, the March 18 meeting of the Fort Collins Liquor Licensing Authority may occur in the courtroom with minimized and staggered appearances. Also

 Even though the court will be closed to the public, there will be staff on site at the court attempting to respond to your emails and phone calls to answer questions, resolve your case or have it continued. You may email the Municipal Court Clerks at PGFjbGFzcz0=">Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t anytime or call us at (970) 221-6800 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (closed for lunch 11:30 AM -12:30 PM). 

Email is the preferred mode of communication at this point. Please be sure that your message includes your name, date of birth, telephone number, mailing address, case or citation number, and your current court date.

TRAFFIC AND PARKING CASES (other than Camera Radar/Red Light):

If you have a traffic infraction and an early settlement/payment discount offer on your citation, the prosecution has agreed that you may accept the offer and pay the citation without court costs through your arraignment date by paying online at www.fcgov.com/tickets-fines. If, instead, you wish to postpone your case and have not already been notified of a new court date, you may contact the Court Clerk (see above).

CAMERA RADAR / RED LIGHT CASES:

The CRRL office is closed to the public. There will be a Clerk available to respond to your emails and phone calls. Please call (970) 221-6867 during the normal business hours for the CRRL office (Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM and Fri 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, closed for lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM).  Payments for citations can be made online at www.fcgov.com/tickets-fines or by calling (970) 658-4112. If you are currently scheduled for an arraignment, your case will be rescheduled 4 weeks out and a notice mailed to the address listed on the citation. CRRL trials scheduled for April 13 have not been continued at this time. If you wish to request a continuance of your trial date, please email the CRRL office at PGFjbGFzcz0=">Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t.

IN-CUSTODY CASES:

Cases for Defendants being held at the Larimer County Jail will be handled on a case-by-case basis and by video hearing as usual and necessary. Prosecutors and Court-appointed Defense Counsel will be allowed in the courtroom for those video hearings.

ALL OTHER CASES:

If your case is not a traffic or parking ticket and you are not in custody, please email the Court Clerk to have your case continued to another date when the court is reopened to the public.

COURT-APPOINTED DEFENSE COUNSEL:

If you are represented by Court-appointed Defense Counsel, contact your attorney regarding the status of your case. 

PROBATION / SPECIAL AGENCY SESSION:

If you are on probation and/or participating in the Special Agency Session, scheduled appointments will be conducted by telephone at your scheduled time. If you have any questions, please call (970) 416-8003 to speak with the Probation Officer (Bernadette) or (970) 221-6649 for the SAS Case Manager (Andrea). You will be informed of any postponed Court hearings related to your case.

MOTIONS, FILINGS, COURT REQUESTS, PROOF OF CLASS OR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:

If you have a motion, filing, court request, proof of completion of a class or community service hours, you may email it (see above), fax it to the court at (970) 416-2162 or mail it to the court:

            Fort Collins Municipal Court

            PO Box 580

            Fort Collins, CO 80522

Again, email is preferred.

PAYMENTS:

If you have a payment due (early settlement, payment plan, 14-day notice to pay, etc.), payment can still be made:

  • online through nCourt at fcgov.com/tickets-fines (preferred method),
  • by mail with check or certified funds, or
  • call (970) 658-4112 (Mon-Fri, 6 AM-6 PM and Sat-Sun, 8 AM-12 PM)

If you need more time to pay, you will need to email a request to the Court (see above).

ACTIVE WARRANT:

If you have an active warrant that you are trying to address, please email or call the Court Clerk (see above) who will be able to discuss options for your case(s).

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Instructions for Requesting to Plead Guilty/No Contest without Appearance

If you would like to request that you be allowed to plead guilty or no contest to violation without having to appear in court and pay the fines/fees associated with your case, please complete the following steps.

  • Please email the Court at Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t. In your email, please list your name, date of birth, citation information (a copy or photo of the citation is preferred) and contact information (address and telephone number)
  • The Clerks' Office will email you a Request to Plead Guilty/No Contest form and an advisement form for you to complete and return to the Court along with a clear copy of your ID
  • Once received, a Judge will review your request and make a decision on your case
  • The Clerks' Office will contact you by email with the Judge's decision, payment information, and the timeline for your payment

If you would like to contest your violation, you will need to appear in person on your scheduled arraignment date. Please email the Court (see above) to confirm your appearance date.

Monthly Staff Meetings

The Clerks' Office and CRRL Clerk's Office open late on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Friday of each month due to staff training.

On the 1st Tuesday of each month, the office hours are:

  • Clerks' Office hours- 9:00AM to 11:30AM and 12:30PM to 4:30PM
  • CRRL Clerk's Office hours-9:00AM to 11:30AM and 12:30PM to 2:30PM

On the 3rd Friday of each month, the office hours are

  • Clerks' Office hours- 9:00AM to 11:30AM and 12:30PM to 4:30PM
  • CRRL Clerk's Office hours-9:30AM to 11:30AM and 12:30PM to 4:30PM

General Caseload Information

Please review the hours of operation and contact information listed just to the right of this statement. The Court's offices are located in the City of Fort Collins' Administration Building on the north west corner of Laporte Ave. and Mason St., directly across the street from the North Transit Center.

If you have received a citation from one of the enforcement groups listed in the statement above and are scheduled for court, please use the north entrace to the building to go through security screening prior to your hearing. The building opens for business at 7:30AM. Access to the building prior to its opening is not allowed. If you want to pay a non-mandatory court citation prior to the scheduled court date, make payments after your appearance in court, file motions, or turn in any condition compliance paperwork, please use the east or west entrance to the building and go into the Clerks' Office. 

Parking in the downtown area is very limited with some spaces only useable for short periods of time. The City's Civil Center Parking structure is located diagonally from the Administration Building on the south east corner of Laporte Ave. and Mason St. For your information, parking in the structure must be paid for when you park your vehicle, not when your vehcle leaves the structure. Court hearings in general last at least 2 hours and often last up to 4 hours depending on the number of cases scheduled. Please consider this when parking your vehicle.

General caseload telephone customer service hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM to 11:00AM and 1:00PM until 4:00PM. Friday telephone customer service hours are 9:30AM to 11:00AM and 1:00PM until 4:00PM. 

Camera Radar/Red Light Clerk's Office Information

The CRRL Clerk's office is located within the Municipal Court Clerks' office in the City of Fort Collins' Administration Building, 215 North Mason St. These citations are issued by Fort Collins Police Services and mailed directly to individuals. Please review the hours of operation and contact information listed on your summons and also listed above. The CRRL Clerk is only available to assist customers during these limited office hours. The CRRL Clerk's telephone customer service hours are as follows:

  • Mon-Thur, 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Fri 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.