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ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING APRIL 9, 2020 COURT DATE

March 19, 2020

The Town of Garden City has declared a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus and is rescheduling the April 9, 2020 court date to May 7, 2020. If you have already been to court and have a payment due by April 9th, that payment due date has been extended to May 7, 2020. You can still make the payment in April, but you will not receive a Failure to Appear fee or notice to appear in court if payment is not made before April 9th.

If you have recently received a citation and your court date is listed as April 9, 2020, that court date is now May 7, 2020. If your citation is a penalty assessment, meaning you can simply pay the fine, you have until May 6, 2020 to pay the fine and still receive a reduction in points. If you received a summons, you must appear in court on May 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

To make payments online, go to our website and click on the “Pay Online” button. https://townofgardencity.com

You can call in payments with a credit/debit card or checking account information by calling the Town Hall at 970-351-0041.

Mail checks or money orders to Town of Garden City, 621 27th Street Rd, Garden City, CO 80631.

Cash and check payments can be made at the dropbox outside of Town Hall. The box is on the column to the right of the front door. There are envelopes that ask for your name, citation number and other information. If you make a cash payment, please call 970-351-0041 during business hours or text 970-576-4508 to notify us of the cash payment and we will process the payment and email you a receipt immediately (or as soon as we open and receive the payment if received after hours).

If you have any questions, please call us at 970-351-0041

Thank you,

Bonnie Sinjem
Court Clerk

ANUNCIO SOBRE LA FECHA DE AUDIENCIA EL DIA 9 DE ABRIL DE 2020

19 de marzo de 2020

Garden City ha declarado una Emergencia de Salud Pública debido al virus COVID-19 y está reprogramando la fecha de audiencia del 9 de abril de 2020 para el 7 de mayo de 2020.  Si usted ya ha estado en la corte y tiene un pago que vence el 9 de abril, esa fecha de pago ha sido extendida hasta el 7 de mayo de 2020.  Usted todavía puede hacer el pago en abril, pero no recibirá una multa o notificación por Incomparecencia ante a la corte si el pago no se realiza antes del 9 de abril.

Si usted ha recibido recientemente una citación y su fecha de audiencia está programada para el 9 de abril de 2020, esa fecha de audiencia ahora es el 7 de mayo de 2020. Si su citación es por una evaluación por una sanción, lo cual significa que usted puede simplemente pagar la multa, tiene hasta el 6 de mayo de 2020 para pagar la multa y aún recibir una reducción en los puntos.  Si usted recibió un orden de comparecencia, debe presentarse ante la corte el 7 de mayo de 2020, a la 1:00 de la tarde.

Para hacer pagos a través de internet, vaya a nuestro sitio web y haga clic en el enlace “Pay Online” (Pago a través de internet). https://townofgardencity.com

Usted puede hacer pagos por teléfono con una tarjeta de débito, crédito o con la información de una cuenta corriente llamando a la Alcaldía al 970-351-0041.

Los cheques o los giros postales por correo deben tener como destinatario a: Town of Garden City, 621 27th Street Rd, Garden City, CO 80631.

Los pagos con dinero en efectivo y cheque pueden hacerse en el buzón que está afuera de la Alcaldía. El buzón está en la columna que está a la derecha de la puerta principal.  Hay sobres disponibles en las cuales usted debe escribir su nombre completo, número de citación y otra información.  Si usted hace un pago con dinero en efectivo, por favor, llame al 970-351-0041 durante el horario comercial o puede enviar un mensaje de texto al 970-576-4508 para notificarnos del pago en efectivo. Nosotros procesaremos el pago y le enviaremos un recibo inmediatamente (o tan pronto como abramos nuestras oficinas y recibamos el pago, si lo recibimos después de hora) por correo electrónico.

Si tiene preguntas, por favor, llámenos al 970-351-0041

Gracias.

Garden City Municipal Court

Court starts at 1:00 p.m.

Court Schedule through 2020:

January 9, 2020

February 13, 2020

March 12, 2020

April 9, 2020

May 14, 2020

June 11, 2020

July 9, 2020

August 13, 2020

September 10, 2020

October 8, 2020

November 12, 2020

December 10, 2020


If you have been issued a citation with a specified fine, you have two options:

  1. Pay the fine
    • at the Town Hall (come in or call)
    • by mail – check or money order
    • online – nCourt
  2. Appear in court on the date shown on your citation.

Note: There is a charge to use a debit or credit card. The Town does not receive this fee. If you want to pay over the phone, you can reduce the fee by asking to pay be electronic check. Our vendor charges much less for this option.

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.

FAQ

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).

Click here to go to the Town Hall

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