Garden City Municipal Court
Court starts at 1:00 p.m.
Court Schedule through 2018:
January 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
April 12, 2018
May 10, 2018
June 14, 2018
July 12, 2018
August 9, 2018
September 13, 2018
October 11, 2018
November 8, 2018
December 13, 2018
If you have been issued a citation with a specified fine, you have two options:
- Pay the fine
- at the Town Hall
- by mail
- Appear in court on the date shown on your citation.
If you choose to pay the fine before court, please bring your copy of the citation with you. If mailing in your fine, be sure to sign and date the back of your copy of the citation and include with your check or money order. If you do not sign the back of the ticket, you are not eligible for an amended charge, which lowers the points on your driver’s license.
If your citation does not have a fine amount listed, you must appear in court on the date written on your ticket.
It is possible to set up a payment plan if you are unable to pay the entire fine before the court date listed on the citation. If you have made arrangements with the Judge for a payment plan, it is critical that you pay the installment on or before the court date for that month. If you cannot make a payment, you are required to appear in court.
Where do I make a payment or appear for court?
You will come to Garden City Town Hall to make payments and for court. You can also mail a payment (see the FAQs below for more information).
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, check, money order, certified check or credit/debit card. We process cards through the State of Colorado, and the State includes a processing fee that goes to the State. For example, a $150.00 payment currently has an additional fee of $4.14, for a total charge of $154.14. The fee varies based on the charge.
Do I have to pay in person?
No. You can call with a credit/debit card or mail a payment. Please do not mail cash. If you use a money order, keep the receipt for tracking purposes. You will receive a receipt in the mail. If you do not receive one within a week, please call to confirm we’ve received your payment. If court is getting close, it would be a good idea to call with a debit/credit card or come to the Town Hall in person.
I’m on a payment plan. When do I need to pay my next installment?
Payments must be made monthly before the next court date. See the schedule above for court dates through 2017.
What happens if I don’t pay the fine or show up in court?
The first time this happens, you will be charged a fee for Failure to Appear, plus fees to set up another payment plan, and you will be required to appear at the next court date. If you don’t show up after that, a bench warrant will be issued. While you may be able to get away with not appearing or paying, eventually you will be arrested and/or an Outstanding Judgement Warrant will be issued, and you will not be able to renew your license or get a license in another state without paying the accumulated fines and fees.
Does Garden City make a lot of money from traffic fines and code enforcement citations?
Law enforcement issues citations to encourage safe driving. Code enforcement ensures that Garden City is a safe and clean place to live and do business. The cost of law and code enforcement far outweighs any revenue generated from citations.
Where do I show up for court or mail a payment?
Same place for both:
Garden City Town Hall
621 27th Street Rd.
Garden City, CO 80631
If you have any more questions, please call the Town Hall: 970-351-0041