Thornton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the citizens of Thornton, Colorado. The Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with traffic, misdemeanor, animal, and code violations, as well as parking citations.
Thornton Municipal Court now accepts online payments
Municipal Court is now accepting online payments. This provides an additional payment option for those with eligible traffic and parking tickets. Tickets can be paid at any hour of the day, in conjunction with the Court’s case management software through the vendor’s secure website, CitePay USA. The convenience-fee based system covers the cost of this service. Other payment options include drop box, mail or over the phone. Pay Ticket Online.
Directions to the Court: The court is easily accessible from I-25 and Thornton Parkway. Head east on
Thornton Parkway one block to Civic Center Drive, turn left on Civic Center
Drive, and take the first left into the Justice Center. The court is located on
the South end of the Justice Center just west of City Hall.
Ticket/Summons: If eligible, your ticket will be marked with a fine amount that may be paid prior to your court date. If your ticket is marked as mandatory, you must appear as scheduled on your court date. Thornton Municipal Court has an automated phone call reminder program. The program calls adult defendants who have upcoming court dates and leaves a pre-recorded message with the person answering the phone or with the defendant’s voice mail. This courtesy reminder is intended to assist defendants in remembering their Court dates.
Internet Scams: Thornton never issues citations via email and if you receive an email indicating you have a traffic violation in Thornton it is likely a scam and should be deleted immediately. Clicking on any links in such an email will likely cause harm to your computer and compromise your security.
Community Service: Community Service is a sentencing option that may be
recommended by a prosecutor and ordered by the judge. Community service is often
an option offered to juveniles under the age of 16. Community Service guidelines
require the defendant to work a specific number of hours ordered by the judge at
any non-profit organization. Schools, churches, and an elderly/disabled person
(no relation) are additional work sites that may be accepted. All information on
the log must be filled out completely and be legible, all hours will be verified
upon filing with the court; all contact information on who you worked for is
essential. You must ensure dates, hours, and work done are indicated and total
hours are tallied before submitting the proof to the court.
2016 Court Calendar: The Thornton Municipal Court will be closed on the following days in observance of the listed holidays.
|January 1, 2016||New Year’s Day |
|January 18, 2016||Martin Luther King Day|
|May 30, 2016||Memorial Day|
|July 4, 2016||Independence Day|
|September 5, 2016||Labor Day|
|November 11, 2016||Veteran’s Day|
|November 24, 2016||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 25, 2016||Friday following Thanksgiving|
|December 26, 2016||Day after Christmas |