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Fort Collins Municipal Court to close to the public; most board and commission meetings CANCELED

Released on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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The City of Fort Collins has closed the Municipal Court to the public through Thursday, April 2, 2020, and canceled most board and commission meetings through April due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

The Municipal Court closure begins today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. Although the court will be closed to the public, court staff will be available during business hours to respond to e-mails and phone calls, resolve or reschedule cases, and process payments.

Arraignments, bond return hearings, and other morning hearings will be postponed to dates in April, with notices mailed or emailed when possible. Trial dates will be rescheduled individually and notices will be mailed or e-mailed.

Details about rescheduled dates and other information can be found at Please visit this website first before contacting the court. If you still have questions, please e-mail Y291cnRAZmNnb3YuY29t or call the phone number listed online for your particular type of case. E-mail is the preferred method of contact at this time.

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 (preferred method), by mail with check or certified funds, or by calling 970-658-4112 during court business hours. If you need more time to pay, you will need to email a request to the Court.

City boards and commissions have been asked to cancel all meetings through the end of April with exceptions for boards with quasi-judicial or essential business. However, those boards may still cancel meetings as workloads permit. For more information and for a full list of board and commission meeting cancelations, visit

The Municipal Court public closure and the boards and commissions meeting cancelations are part of the City’s efforts to protect employees and the public while continuing to serve the community. These changes are in addition to other closures and cancelations of City facilities and events. For a detailed list of all closures as well as the City’s response to COVID-19, visit