Please read the back of your ticket. If your ticket says, “Mandatory Court,” you must appear on the date and time listed on your ticket. If you do not appear in the Arvada Municipal Court on that date and at that time, the Court may issue a warrant for your arrest.
However, if your ticket says, “Total Fines and Costs…”, you do not need to appear. Instead, if you do not wish to contest the ticket, you may pay the ticket in lieu of appearing in court. However, if you wish to contest the ticket, you must appear on the date and time listed on your ticket. If you fail to appear or pay, the Court may enter a default judgment against you.
Note: Some APD tickets are issued into Arvada Municipal Court. Others are issued into either the Adams or Jefferson County Courts. Please make sure you know which Court you are supposed to report to – you can find this information by reading your ticket.