The Municipal Court is the judicial component of the three branches of Montrose City government. The City Council appoints the Municipal Judge and Assistant Judge. All Court sessions are open to the public and are held every Thursday in the City Council Chambers at the Elks Civic Building. The current Municipal Court docket provides a list of cases that are to be heard during the next court session. The court docket is updated on Monday of each week, except on City-observed holidays.
Policies and Fines
Municipal Court policies and fines are contained in Chapter 3-17 of the City of Montrose Regulations Manual.
Traffic & Criminal Violations
The Municipal Court handles traffic and criminal violations. Many of the traffic violations are payable prior to court. Most criminal violations require an appearance in court before a judge.
Authority of the Court
Through the authority of the Colorado State Statutes and the City Charter, the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court is limited to City Charter, Municipal Code, Model Traffic Code, Uniform Fire Code, and Uniform Building Code matters filed before the court.