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On June 1, 2020, the Westminster Municipal Court re-opened to the public during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.). With the goal of ensuring the health and well-being of our employees and citizens, we are implementing certain protective measures in response to COVID-19:

  • Defendants: Only the person appearing for court and/or their attorney will be allowed entry.
  • Warrant Surrender: Those wishing to surrender on a warrant may appear on Monday and Tuesday mornings between 7:30 and 9 a.m. 
  • Juveniles: You must have only one parent or guardian accompany you.
  • Victims: Please notify security that you are a victim in a case, you will be escorted by Victim Services to the Victim Services Office. 
  • Witnesses: Please notify security that you are a witness in a case, you will be directed to the appropriate waiting area.
  • Payments: If you want to make payment on a case in person, walk-ins will be permitted on a space-available basis. (Payments over the phone or online are preferred). 

If you do not know the status of your case, need more information or wish to request a continuance of your court date, you must call the court and speak with a clerk.

Please note, until further notice due to COVID-19, the following restrictions will be in place:

  1. Everyone entering the courthouse must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times. If you are unable to comply with this restriction, you must call the court to make other arrangements to appear on your case (303-658-2250). Please call prior to your court date. 
  2. Backpacks, purses or other personal items will not be permitted in the courthouse.
  3. The number of individuals permitted in the courthouse at any one time will be limited. Please only stand or sit in areas marked with a RED X and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all other times. You will be instructed when it is your turn to enter into a courtroom for your case.
  4. Everyone entering into the courthouse will be screened for the following:
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fever

If you have any of these symptoms please call the court prior to your hearing. If you appear to exhibit these symptoms upon arrival, you will be denied access to the court and must immediately contact the court clerk.

  1. Please treat court security, staff, and each other with patience and respect. These steps are being taken to protect you, city staff, and vulnerable populations from the spread of COVID-19. Anyone refusing to comply with the above restrictions, or who causes an interruption of court services through disruptive behavior, will be required to leave the building and may be subject to punishment for contempt of court and/or violation of municipal, state, or federal law.

Thank you for assisting us in keeping our community safe.

Presiding Judge: Tiffany Sorice

Our mission is to administer equitable, fair, and impartial justice in a timely and courteous manner; protect fundamental rights; promote public safety; and facilitate community reparation through SPIRIT.

The Municipal Court handles violations of the Westminster Municipal Code and the Colorado Model Traffic Code for both juveniles and adults.  Cases commence with a Summons, Affidavit in support of a Warrantless Arrest or Application for an Arrest Warrant.  The Summons contains information to include if a mandatory court appearance is required, if the matter can be handled with a signature and payment or if there is an early payment point reduction option. 

Information on this site applies only to the Westminster Municipal Court. The Westminster Police Department also writes summons into Adams County Court or Jefferson County Court. If you have been ordered to appear at the Westminster Municipal Court the court's name and address will be listed below the signature box on the front of the summons.

City ordinances, court rules and state statutes govern the court's proceedings. Court employees are not allowed to give legal advice, but are happy to answer procedural questions.

All Westminster Municipal Court Presiding Orders, including those relating to COVID-19, are available for review upon request at the Municipal Court Clerk's Office.

Contact information:

Westminster Municipal Court
3030 Turnpike Drive, Westminster, CO, 80030
Phone: 303-658-2250
Business hours: Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Fridays.
Email: court@cityofwestminster.us