About Municipal Court

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

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, 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 Outstanding Judgement Warrant (OJW)  will be placed on your driver’s license through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The OJW will remain active on your Colorado Driver's license until the case has been resolved and you will be unable to renew or transfer your license in Colorado or another state.

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. 

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