Municipal Court

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The Town of Berthoud, located in the counties of Larimer and Weld in the State of Colorado, is a statutory town. The Berthoud Municipal Court is a court of record.

Municipal Court is available for remote public viewing pursuant to C.R.S. 13-1-132 on the Town of Berthoud YouTube page

  1. Code Violations and Appearing in Court

Code Violations & Appearing in Court

Common code violations handled in Berthoud Municipal Court include.

  • Traffic Citations
  • Parking Citations
  • Code Violations
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Animal Related Charges

If you were issued a Summons and Complaint or Penalty assessment (citation) for an alleged violation of the Municipal Code, there is a date noted on the left-hand corner of your ticket; that is your "arraignment" date. During the arraignment, you may enter a Guilty or No Contest Plea or a Not Guilty Plea, or speak with the Town Prosecutor about a possible plea agreement, or request a pretrial conference or a reasonable continuance of the case.  

If you fail to appear at your scheduled arraignment for non-traffic violations, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest, and an appropriate PR Bond will be attached to the warrant. If the offense is traffic-related, a Default Judgement will be placed on your driver's license through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Default Judgement will remain active on your Colorado Driver's license until the case has been resolved. 

Example of a Citation Example Citation with information

Be sure to review your citation for the correct court location and time. The ticket will be marked as to what court you are to appear in, and below that information is your arraignment date along with the time to appear.

 On your court date, you can check in as early as 8:30 a.m. and no later than 9:00 a.m. 

  1. Pay Your Citation
  1. Court Schedule
  1. Court Room Rules
  1. Court Questions
  1. Sentencing and Fines
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