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ENGLEWOOD MUNICIPAL COURT RESUMING COURT SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

Thank you to the public for your patience and understanding over these last several weeks of ‘Stay at Home’ and ‘Safer at Home’ orders.  The Court will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and make adjustments as necessary to continue to help ensure the health and safety of the public and our employees.

The Court will re-open fully to the public on May 18, 2020.  Our new business hours will be 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. There will be a partial opening for immediate-need only issues the week of May 11, 2020 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  Please contact the Court office at 303-762-2580or court@englewoodco.gov if you have an urgent matter you wish to schedule. 

Until further notice, new policies have been implemented that all persons entering the immediate court areas will be required to follow:

  • Anyone who is sick, has a fever of 100.4 or more, coughing, is short of breath or has been in recent contact with someone with Covid-19, is not permitted to enter the court area. Accommodations will be made to ensure due process rights to anyone denied entry.
  • Persons 65 or over and/or have a compromising health risk factor will have arrangements made to safely handle your case.
  • Persons must wash hands/use hand sanitizer before entering the court area.
  • All persons will be required to wear a face covering.
  • Social distancing requirements of 6 to 10 feet as instructed, are mandated.
  • Do not approach any person or touch any object unless instructed to do so.
  • Only the ACTUAL defendant, defendant’s attorney, legal guardian, victim or witness scheduled with an actual court date or appointment will be permitted to access the court area.
  • Only 10 persons, including court staff, will be permitted in any one gathering area at a time. Persons may be required to wait in an exterior or outside area.
  • Only 2 persons at a time are allowed at the clerk’s window.
  • Persons may be subject to a temperature check prior to being permitted to enter the court area.
  • Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in removal from the area.

A Standing Judicial Order regarding the required conduct of persons accessing the court area has been executed and can be found here

The Court has also implemented various alternative options for all traffic and parking tickets as well as many other individual tickets of various types.  These alternative procedures may require phone or video contact and/or require you to execute and return documents with the court rather than a physical appearance in court.  We request ALL DEFENDANTS OR THEIR ATTORNEY call the Court office at 303-762-2580, (if you have not already been in contact with us since our closure), in order to find out which procedures apply to you. 

During the closure that began on March 17, 2020, the imposition of all late fees, warrants and collection matters were temporarily suspended.  These will resume in full effect beginning June 1, 2020.  Contact the court office prior to this date in order to potentially avoid these sanctions.

Due to continued public health concerns, the Englewood Municipal Court strongly encourages anyone with questions to call our office at 303-762-2580 for clarification and options available to them. 

 


Englewood Civic Center
1000 Englewood Pkwy • 2nd Floor
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303-762-2580  email: court@englewoodco.gov  

Business Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  Monday Thru Friday

Municipal Court Overview and Goals

Englewood Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the citizens of the City of Englewood, Colorado. The Court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, parking citations and local ordinances that include shoplifting, disturbances, assaults, code violations, animal violations and domestic violence matters. The City of Englewood has the only elected Municipal Judge in the State of Colorado.

The currently elected presiding Municipal Judge is Joe Jefferson.  He began his 4 year term in January of 2018 and focuses on providing the community justice through dignity, rehabilitative and restorative practices. 

Associate municipal judges are appointed by City Council through recommendation of the elected municipal judge. Currently serving 4 year appointments are:

  • Vincent Atencio
  • Linda Cohn
  • Tamra Palmer
  • Angela Schmitz
  • David Sprecace