Municipal Court

Judge MaxwellMunicipal Court's Mission: To administer justice fairly, efficiently, and effectively, and to provide accountability with compassion and respect.

The City of Montrose Municipal Court is the judicial component of the three branches of Montrose city government. The City Council appoints the Municipal Judge and Alternate Judge.

The court handles traffic, parking, animal, and other Municipal Code violations. 

Court Sessions

All court sessions are open to the public and are held every Thursday in the City Council Chambers located on the second floor of 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.

Municipal Court staff are not permitted to provide legal advice, however, they are happy to assist with procedural questions. Please seek legal advice from an attorney.

Policies and Fines

Municipal Court policies and fines are contained in Chapter 3-17 of the City of Montrose Regulations Manual. Many of the court charges can be paid prior to court. The Court Clerk is available to accept payment of fines during normal business hours.

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.

Elks Civic Building - Home of the Montrose Municipal Court and Visitor Center

Contact Us

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    107 S. Cascade Ave.
    P.O. Box 27
    Montrose, CO 81402

    Ph: 970-240-1428
    Fx: 970-252-4728


    Monday - Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.