The Municipal Court consists of thirteen employees. These positions include one full-time court manager, one full-time deputy court manager, nine full-time court specialists and one full-time collections officer. City Council appoints a Municipal Court Judge who presides over the court. Court staff are available to answer any questions that arise. We will be ready and willing to help you as much as we possibly can. For more information, please call 720-977-5400.
General Information and Referrals
Court personnel handle questions regarding scheduling of court appearances and give general court/case information to defendant’s, attorneys, police officers and the public pursuant to open records/confidentiality requirements. Other functions include processing all payments and assisting citizens with a variety of concerns.
This individual is responsible for processing restitution payments and mailing checks to victims, as well as processing all personal recognizance, cash or surety bonds. This employee implements bond forfeiture procedures when needed, applies bond moneys to fines and costs as directed by the judge, and discharges any remaining dollar amount to the individual who posted the bond.
Summons Processing Specialist
This staff member is responsible for processing all summonses received from the police department and ensuring cases are prepared for court disposition.
These individuals are responsible for monitoring the status of outstanding warrants and entering municipal arrest warrants into the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) systems. Other duties include canceling warrants, processing expired warrants, coordinating prisoner transportation to and from court, and monitoring the courts Juvenile Diversion Program. This individual is also responsible for processing traffic infractions when defendants fail to appear or pay their fine.
The jury specialist organizes all activities related to jury trials. This includes creating a diversified juror pool, mailing juror questionnaires and summonses, and maintaining a juror database. The jury specialist also performs numerous administrative functions for the court.
The hearing officer conducts hearings on towed or impounded vehicles and false alarm fees. The hearing officer reviews financial affidavits and conducts interviews to determine if an individual is eligible for a payment plan. Other duties include conducting reviews of compliance with court orders and making recommendations to the court, as well as managing the court’s Alternative Sentencing Program.
The bailiff performs the pre-court check-in of individuals appearing for court. This involves distributing the Advisement of Rights and Change of Address forms, directing individuals to the proper location, and answering numerous questions. The bailiff also confirms compliance of court ordered community service, and contacts individuals whom the judge has ordered a warrant for their arrest.
The court management team’s primary role is to facilitate the administrative functions of the court. Court management serves the dual function of increasing the amount of time a judge has for adjudication and bringing professional management knowledge and capability to the judiciary. Court management helps develop policies and coordinates work processes that enhance system performance. Court management develops goals for the court, prepares and executes budgets, recognizes changes in caseload or demographics that will affect court operations and funding, and manages court personnel and programs for their professional development.