Jury Service Information#
The jury system is an integral part of the court process. The opportunity to serve on a jury allows you to become better informed about the court. If you have never appeared for jury service before, dedicated court staff will walk you through the process upon your arrival. These trials are typically one day in duration and occasionally can go past 5PM. Your service to your community as a juror will be respected and appreciated by defendants, attorneys, judges, court staff and the residents of the City of Fort Collins.
If you have received a juror summons and will be appearing as ordered, please detach, sign, and return the bottom portion of the summons indicating that you are appearing on the date and time of the jury trial. Please call the Court at 970-221-6800 during the hours specified on your summons the day before the trial to confirm that the case is still on the docket. Alternatively, you can email the court at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the case is still scheduled. Updated information regarding the jury trial status will also be found on Municipal Court’s main webpage.
If you need to request a disqualification or postponement, fill out the appropriate section of your Juror Qualification paperwork and return this to the court as quickly as possible. You may be required to provide written proof of the reason for your request.
On the day of the trial, please check-in 15 -30 minutes prior to your scheduled time. The Administration Building does not open until 7:30 a.m. Please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m. Bring your completed jury questionnaire with you. If you misplace your questionnaire, we can provide you with a new one. The clerks will direct you to a waiting room until the trial begins. Those chosen for jury service will be sworn in and the Judge will guide you throughout the process. The Court Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator will be available to address any general questions.
Court Rules and Security Information#
Everyone entering the Fort Collins Municipal Court for a hearing of any kind will need to enter through the north entrance to the building that faces Maple Street and go through security screening. All electronic equipment (cell phones, pagers, I-pods, tablets, E-readers, etc.) must be turned off prior to entering the courtroom and shall remain off unless allowed by the Judge. Laptops are allowed for attorneys scheduled for hearings. No cameras or recording devices are allowed without prior approval of the Judge.
Important Parking Information:
There is very limited parking on the streets surrounding the City of Fort Collin’s Administrative Building at 215 N. Mason St. where the Municipal Court is located, most of which is restricted 2-hour parking only. The building’s small parking lot is also restricted to 2-hour parking. Your jury service will last longer than the restricted 2-hour parking allows. Do not park in a 2-hour parking space. Please call or contact the Court for information regarding handicap parking.
Parking is available at the Civil Center Parking structure which is located on the southeast corner of Mason St. and Laporte Ave. The cost is $1.00 per hour which must be prepaid for at the time you park your vehicle either at the walk-up pay station or via the FC Parking App. Please visit the City's website fcgov.com/parking/downtown for more information. After your jury service is complete, you may bring in your paid parking receipt up to one week later to be reimbursed by the Municipal Court for the time you served as a juror.
Alternative options to driving that you might consider using are Transfort bus services and bicycling.