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Municipal Court

Dear City of Boulder Community:

In recent weeks, millions of people from across the nation and around the world have expressed their outrage and dismay over the unjust and discriminatory treatment that black Americans have endured for centuries due to the systemic, institutionalized racism that pervades American life... READ MORE

The Boulder Municipal Court has re-opened to the public. You are encouraged to contact the court to appear remotely if at all possible.

If your case is scheduled on or after May 4, 2020, you are expected to appear for court on your court date by video, phone, or in person. Specific information about each of these options is provided below. You are stongly encouraged to read all of this information before contacting the court by email (preferred) or phone. For other information that may help avoid the need for a court appearance  click here Cases will still be handled in a fair, just and impartial manner during this time with the same high standards of accountability, intgerity, and equity.

by email: [email protected]            by phone:  303-441-1841  (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)       

COURT BY VIDEO :   All people scheduled for court are encouraged to appear by video using Zoom. Please email the court and inlcude "Court by Video" in the subject line, or call the court. Contact information is noted above. An invitation for court by video will be sent to you by email, along with other information you will need for your video court session. The court is available to conduct court by phone on a limited basis. If you are interested in this option, then please email the court and include "Court by Phone" in the subject line, or call the court. Contact information is noted above.  Click here  for more information, including how to download the video app if you don't already have it.

COURT BY PHONE :   If you do not have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can appear for court by phone. Please email the court and include "Court by Phone" in the subject line, or call the court. Contact information is noted above. The court will tell you how to call in for court, along with other information you will need for your court session. In rare cases, the judge may require you to appear by video or in person rather than by phone.

COURT IN PERSON :   Here is some information to know. Courthouse security may ask you a few questions and may decline to admit someone presenting with COVID-19 symptoms. Please wear a face covering, such as a mask, bandana, or scarf, over your mouth and nose. If you do not have one, the court has a limited number available at no cost. You will be asked to practice physical distancing and maintain at least 6 feet of space from other individuals. There will be markings to help you observe this distance. While the judge will be present in the courtroom, all other individuals, such as prosecutors and probation officers, will appear by video. There will be a computer in the courtroom that will allow them to see and hear you, and you will be able to hear and see them.

OTHER COURT BUSINESS :   Please contact the court by email or phone to take care of other court business. If you email the court, please be sure your message includes your name, date of birth, and citation number if available.

HOMELESS DEFENDANTS :   People experiencing homelessness can find City of Boulder resources related to COVID-19 here:  (click on Homelessness). If you are currently working with one of the municipal court homeless navigators (Megan or Nhat), you may email them at [email protected]  (Megan) or [email protected]   (Nhat). You may also call the court and leave them a message.

Mailing Information

Boulder Municipal Court
P.O. Box 8015
Boulder, CO 80306-8015

Phone Numbers

Violations Bureau (first court appearance or to pay traffic/general tickets)

Office Phone Number
Administrative Office 303-441-1841
City Attorney 303-441-3025
Jury Commissioner 303-441-3883
Tickets 303-441-4212
Probation (Pam Aubry) 303-441-4942
Probation (Vanessa Williams) 303-441-1921
Probation (Jim Wise) 303-441-1860
Homeless Navigator 720-925-1249
Violations Bureau 303-441-1840
Warrants 303-441-1840

Judges are not allowed to discuss your court case on the phone. If this is why you are calling, put your request in writing or call the administrative office to be added on to a court docket.

The mission of Boulder Municipal Court is:

  • To provide an accessible, efficient and impartial forum for all participants in cases involving municipal ordinance violations
  • To adjudicate cases consistent with the law, the needs of the individual and the community's values
  • To promote public trust in both the justice system and local government

We, the staff of the Boulder Municipal Court, are committed to a solution-oriented organization that demonstrates the following core values:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Accessibility
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Efficiency

Boulder Municipal Court Judges

  • Linda P. Cooke- Presiding Judge
  • Jeff H. Cahn- Associate Judge