MUNICIPAL COURT CLOSURE
On March 16, 2020, the City of Lakewood expanded its efforts to protect residents and staff by moving to limited operations. This heightened response to the current Coronavirus Pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) means that Lakewood will continue to provide essential public safety and some other basic services, but other services will be limited or, in some cases, suspended.
These actions support the state’s emergency declaration and the continued guidance by state and local health officials to limit in-person contact to aid in curtailing the spread of this virus. The city will continue to evaluate whether additional steps need to be taken and more limitations put in place. In addition, please continue to check back on this webpage for updated information regarding the status of the court’s closure and handling of cases.
Even though the court will be closed to the public, staff on site at the court will be available to take your phone calls for questions, to resolve your case or have it continued. You can call the court at 303-987-7400, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your call is forwarded to voicemail, it is due to the staff handling a large number of calls. When leaving a voicemail message, please speak slowly and clearly with your full name, date of birth, address, telephone number and the summons number of your case. You can also email the court at firstname.lastname@example.org noting the same information above.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING CASES
If you have a pending traffic or parking ticket, you may call or email the court clerk at the above number or email address during the days and times listed to have your case resolved or continued.
If you have received a No Proof of Insurance summons, please send proof of your insurance (either for the violation date or current) in by email to email@example.com or by fax to 303-716-3762 (your insurance company may be able to do this for you). You MUST have the case number as well as defendant’s name and date of birth on all correspondence.
Payments can still be made 1) online through the Lakewood Municipal Court website at municourtportal.lakewood.org, your ticket shows a point reduction and payment amount, 2) over the phone by calling the court clerk, or 3) by United States Postal Service (USPS) mail. Phone or online payments are preferred.
Your traffic summons may show a point reduction and payment amount. Payment will act as acceptance of the offer of a plea to a reduced charge.
ALL OTHER OUT-OF-CUSTODY CASES
If your case is not a traffic or parking ticket, please call or email the court at the above number or email address to have your case continued to another date when the court is reopened to the public. If you are on a surety bond, please contact your bondsman to have consent of surety faxed to 303-987-7447 or email the court at firstname.lastname@example.org on the same day you call to reset your case. Please give us your email and phone contact information so that we can keep your informed on the progress of your case.
In-custody cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the goal of hearing all of them by telephone or electronically with the Jefferson County Jail at 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please call 303-987-7191 (victim witness advocate) or 303-987-7450 (Municipal Prosecutors Office) with questions or concerns.
PUBLIC DEFENDER REPRESENTATION
If you are represented by the Public Defender’s Office and need to speak to them regarding your case, please call 303-806-8886.
Probation scheduled appointments will be conducted by telephone at your scheduled time. For juvenile cases, parents or guardians need to be present by telephone as well. If you have any questions, please call 303-987-7440, to speak or leave a message with your probation officer.
MOTIONS, FILINGS, COURT REQUESTS, PROOF OF CLASS OR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
If you have a motion, proof of completion of a class or community service hours, or other correspondence for the court, you may email it to the court at email@example.com or it can be mailed to the Lakewood Municipal Court, 445 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226. Electronic submissions are preferred and ALWAYS maintain a copy of whatever documents you are providing to the court if using the USPS mail.
If you have an active warrant, please call the court clerk at 303-987-7400, who will be able to discuss options for your case.
Jurors scheduled for jury duty on March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th, are excused.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.