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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

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 the Fort Collins Police Services, Colorado State University Police Department, Animal Control, other City departments, and private residents.

Kathleen M. Lane, Municipal Judge

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.