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Boulder Municipal Court Closure

BOULDER MUNICIPAL COURT CLOSURE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 

Closure:   The City of Boulder is taking appropriate measure s to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and citizens.  This includes closing buildings and facilities to the public.  While the Justice Center at 1777 6 th St., Boulder, CO remains open to the public for limited purposes, the Boulder Municipal Court’s offices and courtroom are closed until further notice.  This extends the original closure due to expire after March 29, 2020.   Court by phone is available on a limited basis; see below.  

Updates:   Cases will still be handled in a fair, just and impartial manner during this time with the same high standards of accountability, integrity, and equity.  The court will remain in communication with the community through the Court’s web site at https://bouldercolorado.gov/municipal-court .  Updated information regarding the status of the Court’s closure and handling of cases will be posted there.   More information about specific types of cases , and court by phone, is provided below.  

Contacting the Court:   Although the court will be closed to the public, this does not mean your case has been dismissed.  Rather, court staff will be available by email and phone to answer your questions, resolve your case, or reschedule your court date.  Email is the preferred method of communication .  Please email the court at [email protected] .  Be sure that your message includes your name, date of birth, and citation number if available (top right-hand corner of your ticket, beginning with a letter and followed by a series of numbers, e.g., T123456 or G123456).  You may also call the court at 303-441-1841 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Postponements:   All cases currently scheduled for March or April are postponed as follows, with notices mailed or emailed when possible, and subject to further postponement if needed:  

  • Cases set for Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. are postponed until Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m .  

  • Cases set for Friday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are postponed until Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  

  • All other cases scheduled from March 30 through April 30 are postponed for 63 days, or 9 weeks from your original court date.  You should appear on the new date at the time previously scheduled for your case, unless you have acheduled a different date and time with a court staff person.  

  • Jurors:   All jury trials through the end of May have been postponed.  Jurors summonsed for trial dates in April and May will be sent new summonses for later dates.         

IN-CUSTODY CASES:  Until further notice, all in-custody cases will be conducted by video.  B y order of the Sheriff , t he public is currently not permitted to attend jail court to observe video court proceedings.  

PARKING/PHOTO RADAR/PHOTO RED LIGHT CASES:   Detailed information about parking ticket payments and appeals is provided here: https://bouldercolorado.gov/municipal-court/parking , except that payments may not be made in person at this time.  Detailed information about photo enforcement payments and other options is provided here , except that you may not pay in person at this time : https://bouldercolorado.gov/municipal-court/photo-red-light-and-photo-radar-information-and-questions .      

TRAFFIC CASES:   Currently, most uncontested traffic cases may be resolved without seeing a judge, even those with a mandatory appearance.  Please click here for more information about your options.  

ALL OTHER TICKETS/CITATIONS/CRIMINAL/ANIMAL CASES:   All uncontested cases marked “Pay and Close” and most cases marked “Check Eligibility” can be resolved without seeing a judge For instance, most Dog at Large and Voice and Sight Control tickets are eligible.  In some cases, the judge has authorized uncontested Mandatory Appearance cases to be resolved without seeing a judge.  Please contact the court by email or phone to see if you are eligible to resolve your case without a court appearance.  Otherwise, you should appear on the rescheduled date noted in Postponements, above.

If you are charged with Aggressive Animal Prohibited, please click here for more information about resources to prevent repeat violations. 

CIVIL CASES /ANIMAL IMPOUNDS/VEHICLE IMPOUNDS/OTHER:  If you have a court date for one of these types of cases, or if your situation has not been addressed elsewhere, please email or call the court.     

COURT BY PHONE:   Beginning April 1, 2020, the court will be available to conduct court by phone on a limited basis.   If you are interested in this option, please email the court and include “Court by Phone” in the subject line, or call the court.  Contact information is noted above.  

MOTIONS, FILINGS, COURT REQUESTS, PROOF OF CONDITIONS (SUCH AS CURJ, SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT, TRAFFIC SCHOOL, COMMUNITY SERVICE):  If you have a motion, filing, or court request, or if you need to provide proof of completion of a court-ordered condition, you are encouraged to email it to the court.  If you have a probation officer (Pam, Jim, Vanessa), you should email it to them.  Otherwise, you may email it to [email protected] .  You may also send items by fax to 303-441-4233, or mail them to the court at Boulder Municipal Court, P.O. Box 8015, Boulder CO 80306.  

LEGAL AID REPRESENTATION :  If you are represented by a Legal Aid attorney and need to contact them regarding your case, please email your attorney or call the main number at 303-492-8126 .  If you are not yet represented by Legal Aid but would like to apply, please contact the court for an application.  

PROBATION:   If your case is being monitored by a probation officer, they remain available to discuss your case, including any challenges you may be encountering in completing conditions.  Please email or call them at the contact information they provided you, or at the contact information above.    

PAYMENTS:  Payments can still be made in multiple ways (except in person) as indicated here:  https://bouldercolorado.gov/municipal-court/pay-ticket               

ACTIVE WARRANTS:   If you have an active warrant that you would like to take care of, please email or call the court (see above) to discuss your options.