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COVID-19 Update

Due to the public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Aurora Municipal Court reopened to the public on June 1, 2020, with the following requirements and restrictions:

1. Mandatory Face Mask or Covering: To protect vulnerable populations who appear in the Aurora Municipal Court, the Court Orders the mandatory use of face masks or coverings at all times when entering the Municipal Court building through the security checkpoint and until exit from the courthouse. The face mask or covering must remain on to cover the nose and mouth at all times unless directed by the Court to be temporarily removed.

2. Restricted Court Access: Only people with a docketed matter, scheduled appointment, making payment or needing to clear a warrant will be allowed into the courthouse.  For all other people wanting to enter the courthouse, please contact the specific office you have business with to set an appointment:
a. Case Information: 303.739.6444
b. Case Scheduling: 303.739.6458
c. City Attorney: 303.739.7810
d. Closed Records Requests: 303.739.6434
e. Court Administration: 303.739.6440
f. DMV Clearance Requests: 303.739.6434
g. Gateway Services: 303.739.7837
h. Jury Commissioner: 303.739.6466
i. Marshal: 303.739.6470
j. Payment Extensions: 303.739.6491
k. Probation: 303.739.6488
l. Public Defender: 303.739.6192
m. Teen Court: 303.739.6544
n. Virtual Court Questions 303.739.6421, Option #1 

3. Social distancing is required: Maintain a minimum of six (6) feet between yourself and all other persons. There will be markers on the floor throughout the Courthouse to provide guidance and reminders. To protect social distancing, the Court Marshals will control the flow of people in and out of the building.

4. Temperature Checks: Temperature checks with “touchless” thermometers will be conducted upon entering the Aurora Municipal Courthouse. If you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, you will be turned away and the Court will contact you with a new court date.

5. If you are ill or have any flu like symptoms, DO NOT COME TO COURT.  You should NOT come to Court if:
a. You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and you have not received a subsequent test confirming that you are currently virus free;
b. You have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days;
c. You are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.
d. You have recently traveled to a high-risk area.
If any of the above apply, please call the Court at 303.739.6458 to reschedule your case.  (Except for an arraignment, please note Case Management requires a Judge’s Order on all cases to reschedule).

6. The Aurora Municipal Court is allowing persons to appear “virtually” or by video conferencing for certain cases. To determine if your case is eligible for video conferencing, please contact the Aurora Municipal Court at virtualcourt@auroragov.org or by TEXT at 720.704.0100.

For more information about the city’s response to the coronavirus, go to AuroraGov.org/COVID-19.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO JURY TRIALS
As a result of the public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Aurora Municipal Court has limited access to the courtrooms.
If any person wishes to watch jury trial court proceedings, the Court will broadcast all Jury Trials on WebEx video conferencing.
To watch any of the Aurora Municipal Court Jury Trials by WebEx,  please click on the link for the division you wish to watch:
Division 1
https://auroragov.webex.com/meet/Div1
Division 2
https://auroragov.webex.com/meet/Div2 
Division 4
https://auroragov.webex.com/meet/Div4 
Division 5
https://auroragov.webex.com/meet/Div5 
Division 6
https://auroragov.webex.com/meet/Div6 

After you click on the link, follow the log in instructions.  Once the WebEx session starts, you will be able to watch the proceedings.
If you have any questions, please call 303-739-6421, option 1.


The Municipal Court function is composed of the Court Administration Department, Judicial Department, the City Attorney's Criminal Justice Division and the Public Defender's Office. The Court Administration Department oversees the administrative services of the Municipal Court function. The Judicial Department presides over the municipal courts. The City Attorney's Criminal Justice Division is responsible for the prosecution of violations of municipal ordinances and regulations. The primary function of the Public Defender's Office is to represent indigent defendants of the city of Aurora.

The Municipal Court handles a wide variety of offense violations, but not all tickets that are written in the city of Aurora are written into the Aurora Municipal Court. For more information on the types of tickets/charges handled at the Aurora Municipal Court, please visit the Tickets & Summons section.

Aurora Municipal Court and Detention Center is located at 14999 E. Alameda Parkway

General Court Information: 303.739.6444


The Aurora Detention Center is a 72-hour Adult Holding Facility and has a maximum capacity of 220 detainees. The Detention Staff works closely with the Aurora Police Department, the Aurora City Marshals, the Arapahoe and Adams County Detention Facility, as well as other jurisdictions, to house and transport detainees in preparation for their court appearances.

For information call 303.739.6194


General Court Information 303.739.6444

  • Case Information: 303.739.6444

  • Probation: 303.739.6488

  • Marshal: 303.739.6470

  • Court Administration: 303.739.6440

  • Public Defender: 303.739.6555

  • Case Scheduling: 303.739.6456

  • Jury Commissioner: 303.739.6466

  • Teen Court: 303.739.6544

  • City Attorney - Prosecutor Office: 303.739.7810

  • Gateway Battered Women's Shelter: 303.739.7826

Court Telephone Numbers

  • Office of the Presiding Judge: 303.739.6535

  • Transcript Requests: 303.739.6502

  • Wedding Ceremony Information: 303.739.6535

  • FAX 303.739.6682

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I get my fingerprints done?

If you have been ordered by the court to have your fingerprints taken, you may go to the Aurora Detention Center, 14999 E. Alameda Parkway:

  • Sunday from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary.

If you need fingerprinting done for a job or other non-court purpose, you may have your fingerprints taken at the Aurora Police Department, 15001 E. Alameda Parkway:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The cost is $11.25 up to three cards for Aurora residents and $22.50 for non-residents.
  • You do not need to have an appointment to have your fingerprints done.

Where do I go for court?

Many jurisdictions serve the city of Aurora. Where you go will depend on which agency issued the ticket and the nature of the case. The information below serves as a guideline. If you are unsure where to go to court, or for court services, please call the phone numbers listed.

Aurora Municipal Court
14999 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
(Traffic and Misdemeanor Matters)
303.739.6444
Adams County Court
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO 80601
303-654-3314
Arapahoe County Combined Courts
7525 S. Potomac St.
Englewood, CO 80112
(County Traffic & Misdemeanor Matters and District Court)
303-649-6355
Arapahoe County Civil Court
1790 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
(County Civil and Small Claims Matters)
303-798-4591

Brighton Municipal Court
3401 Bromley Lane
Brighton, CO 80601
(Traffic and Misdemeanor Matters)
303-655-2064

Centennial Municipal Court
13133 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80112
(Traffic and Misdemeanor Matters)
303-754-3380
Denver District/County Court
Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse
520 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(District and County Criminal Matters)
720-865-8301

Denver District/County Court
Denver City & County Bldg
1437 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80202
(District Civil and Domestic Matters, County Civil, Probate and Traffic Matters)
720-337-0410 
Douglas County Combined Courts
4000 Justice Way Suite 2009
Castle Rock, CO 80109
720-437-6200

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