The Arvada Municipal Court handles traffic infractions and criminal citations, as well as municipal code violations and parking citations that are issued in the City of Arvada.
The Arvada Municipal Court can provide record checks for citations that have been written in the City.
If you cannot find the information you are seeking within these pages, please do not hesitate to call the Arvada Municipal Court at 720-898-7150. We will be happy to help you. If you are calling about a citation/ticket, please have your citation/ticket number available before you call.
Our Mission: Provide individuals a fair and impartial judicial process in a timely and efficient manner.
Pay your Penalty Assessment ticket or make your Payment Plan installments online. If you wish to pay by mail, send your payment to:
Arvada Municipal Court
8101 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002
Submitting Court Ordered Documentation
To Request Discovery
The discovery request form can be submitted online and is also available from the Court. The form must be completed and given to the Clerk of Court with the appropriate fee. Fees for discovery, payable by cash, check, or credit card, are $10 for ordinance violations and $2 for traffic violations. Discovery is provided by the City Attorney's Office by email, pickup or U.S. Mail. It may take up to 7 days to receive your discovery. If you have any questions, please contact the City Attorney's Office at 720-898-7180.
- What are the Community Service Requirements?
Unless specified in writing by the Judge, all community service must be completed at a Non-Profit (501)(c)(3) organization. There are many organizations that will benefit from your service. To find an organization, browse one of these websites:
- How do I reschedule my hearing or ask for a continuance?
To request a continuance or to reschedule any hearing scheduled by the court:
- The Defendant must make the request in person, at the court
- If the Defendant is a juvenile, a parent / guardian must be present
- All requests require signed paperwork indicating knowledge and acceptance of the new court date
For a description of court hearing types, please see the Court Hearing Types page.
- Does the City of Arvada have a curfew?
The City of Arvada's curfew ordinance for juveniles can be found in the Arvada Municipal Code at 62-151 through 154. Anyone under 18 years of age is prohibited from being in a public place after 10 pm on Sunday through Thursday nights, and after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The curfew is in effect until 6 am the following morning.
The exceptions are:
- Accompanied by a parent or someone over 21 who has legal custody of the juvenile
- Going to, or returning directly home from, a school activity
- Returning directly home from lawful employment
- Attending or returning directly from an activity involving the exercise of first amendment rights of free speech, freedom of assembly or freedom of religion
- In a motor vehicle with parental consent for normal travel
- Juvenile Cases
Anyone under the age of 18 is considered a juvenile, and the following rules apply:
- All juvenile hearings require a parent or legal guardian to accompany their child to Court.
- Rescheduling a juvenile hearing can ONLY be conducted in person with both the juvenile and parent or legal guardian present.
- Information regarding a juvenile case will NOT be provided by telephone. Questions regarding juvenile cases must be requested in person with both the juvenile and parent or legal guardian present.
- Where can I take my court ordered classes?
If you have been sentenced to complete a class, you can find information about those classes here.
Institute for Specialized Alternative Education (I.S.A.E.)
Offers classes including Teens and Tobacco, Petty Theft, Violence is Preventable, Violence Intervention, Discovering Better Choices, Young Offenders, and Female Offenders. Visit the ISAE website for more information.
CIMA Remote Education
Offers classes including Responsible Driver, Aggressive Driver, Road Rage, Petty Theft, Resolving Conflict, Anger Management, and Animal Management. Visit the CIMA website for more information.
National Institute for Change
Offers Youth and Adult therapeutic services and one-day classes. Visit the National Institute for Change website for more information.
- Can I bring coffee or other drinks to court?
Food and drinks (this includes water) are not allowed in the courtroom. Items may not be stored in a purse, briefcase, backpack, etc., but must be removed from the courtroom, even if in a sealed or unopened container.