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Yes, whether you go to court or not, you are required to pay court costs. It is a City of Cortez ordinance.
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Options for making a payment on tickets received are as follows, a.) appear in person at the Municipal Court office, located at City Hall, b.) through the mail, make check or money order payable to City of Cortez-Cortez Municipal Court, 123 Roger Smith Avenue, Cortez, Colorado 81321 or c.) over the phone (970)-565-7952 with a debit card or credit card. There is a drop box behind the west entrance to City Hall for parking tickets and payable tickets with amounts (blue box on pole). *At this time, payments cannot be accepted online.
Yes, as long as there is an amount listed on your ticket and the ticket is paid in full before the court appearance date. Traffic tickets that are paid within 20 days of receiving are eligible for point reduction. Tickets that have summons written on the ticket, and no amount listed are court appearance tickets.
Yes, a juvenile defendant needs to have a parent or guardian present with him or her in court.
Deferments are handled through the City Attorney. Defendants can appear in court on appearance date of summons and converse with City Attorney or contact City Attorney, Drew Buffington prior to court. Phone: (970)-565-7540
License are suspended due to failure to pay fines owed to the court. Once an amount (for a default, OJW or NRVC fee) is paid in full, showing the defendant has complied-paperwork is furnished to take to the DMV and a copy is sent in.
When a person is issued a summons (ticket), the name of the court, address and phone number are on the bottom left hand corner. The summons will also have the date and time to appear.
Contact the court office at (970)-565-7952 for more information concerning the status on your case or appear before 9:00 a.m. on a Monday and request to be listed on the court docket for that day.
Contact the court office for instructions. We are currently offering the ability to appear by Webex or by phone.
Defendants must appear in court and fill out and qualify for a court appointed Attorney.