COVID-19 COURT PROCESS UPDATE:
Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is of utmost concern for the Town of Minturn. Therefore, the Town of Minturn Municipal Court is enacting procedures to reduce the number of individuals who must make a physical appearance in Court.
Every person charged with a violation of the Model Traffic Code, as adopted by the Town of Minturn, shall be eligible for a plea by mail if the court date listed on their ticket or summons falls between March 16, 2020 and May 31, 2020. In order to start this process, the defendant must contact the Clerk of Court and provide a current working telephone number and email address prior to their court date. Should a defendant fail to enter into a plea by mail agreement prior their scheduled court date, such defendant must appear in court on their scheduled court date at the scheduled time. Failure to appear/enter into a plea by mail will result in a bench warrant.
The Clerk of Court is hereby authorized to enter into plea agreements with defendants charged with parking violations with court dates between March 16, 2020 and May 31, 2020 as follows: So long as the parking citation is paid prior to the time and date for court listed on the citation, the Court Clerk may treat the citation as paid within twenty days of issuance, thus reducing the fine the violator must pay. Should a parking ticket remain unpaid after the date and time for court listed on the citation, and should the violator not appear in court, standard procedure will apply.
Dated this 12th day of March, 2020.
Updates will be posted if and when changes are made to this process. Please call the Court Clerk directly with any questions. Thank you!
The Town’s Municipal Court has jurisdiction over matters arising under the Home Rule Charter and the Town’s Ordinances. As provided under the Home Rule Charter, the Municipal Judge is appointed by the Town Council. According to the Town Charter, "there shall be a municipal court vested with exclusive original jurisdiction of all cases arising under the ordinances of the Town and may be conferred by law."
The Minturn Municipal Court is a court of record, and is presided over by Judge Terence Quinn. All questions, concerns or correspondence should be directed to the Court Clerk. The court convenes once per month, usually on the third Monday at 2:00pm at the Minturn Town Center, 302 Pine Street, Minturn, Colorado.
|Cindy Krieg||Court Clerk||970-827-5645 x5|