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If you are charged with a misdemeanor, receive a traffic ticket, or are involved in a lawsuit, you may have to appear at the Colorado Springs County Court.

The Colorado Springs county court is located at:

El Paso County Judicial Building

270 S Tejon St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

You can contact the court via telephone or email:

  • Telephone: 719-452-5000
  • Email:

The Clerk’s Office, located in room S101, is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

The First Appearance Center can be contacted at 719-452-5500 or via email at

Metered street parking is available, or you can park at the Colorado Springs Parking Garage on S. Nevada St. Located here.

When Would I Need To Go To Colorado Springs County Court?

Colorado Springs county court is a county court, which means that it handles:

  • Misdemeanors
  • Civil cases under $25,000
  • Felony complaints
  • Traffic infractions
  • Small claims
  • Protection orders
  • Divorce cases
  • Custody cases

You may be required to appear at this court if you have a traffic ticket, are charged with a misdemeanor, or are being sued in small claims court.

How Can An Attorney Help Me In Colorado Springs County Court?

A criminal defense lawyer serves as your advocate, advisor, and representative in court. Attorneys can:

  • Present evidence in court
  • Argue in favor of their clients
  • Counsel clients regarding their legal rights and obligations
  • Help clients find the best course of action to take in their cases
  • Negotiate lesser charges

Whether you’re headed to trial, fighting a traffic ticket, or appearing in court for your arraignment, your attorney can help you navigate Colorado’s complicated judicial system.

An attorney will help you understand what you’re up against and what you’re facing in the days or weeks to come. For example, if there’s a hearing, your attorney can help you understand what the hearing is about, what to expect, and what to say/do during the hearing.

Along with helping you understand what to do, an attorney can also help you understand what not to do.

If you don’t hire a lawyer, you’re taking a major risk heading into the courtroom. Arrests, tickets, and lawsuits are all serious, and you may be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. The risk of not hiring a lawyer is extensive and may include:

  • Large fees or penalties
  • Maximum penalties, jail time, and charges
  • Lack of fully understanding court procedures
  • Lack of ability to fully present your case to the prosecutor
  • Lack of understanding of the judge and prosecutor’s preferences and history of handling cases

Depending on the charges you’re facing, you may have a higher risk of losing your license, losing court cases, or having protection orders issued against you. A lawyer understands the law, understands the judges and the prosecutors, knows if there are certain tactics that would help or harm you in certain divisions, knows what the accusations or charges against you are and how to best handle them within the confines of the law.

If you opt not to work with an attorney, you’re risking losing the experience and expertise of a legal professional to help with everything from mediation and agreements to speaking to a judge.

Don’t Let One Wrong Decision Impact Your Life, Job or Freedom.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Happen at County Court?

What happens at court will depend on the purpose of your appearance. Your attorney can help you understand what to expect while at the Colorado Springs county court. If you are unsure of where to go, you can speak with the civil clerk at the Clerk’s Office.

A few basic things to know:

  • Your courtroom. It’s helpful to know which courtroom will hear your case before you arrive at court.
  • If you need an interpreter, let your attorney or the clerk know.
  • You may need to wait several hours for your case to be called.

Cases are handled one by one, and judges may handle cases in different orders. For example, they may start with the cases that are expected to take the least amount of time, or they may call cases where there is an attorney present first.

It’s important to dress appropriately for court and to treat everyone in the courtroom with respect. When your name is called, make sure that you are loud and clear when telling the judge that you are present.


If you’re going to trial before a judge or jury, you can expect to go through the following stages:

Opening Statements

At the start of the trial, parties may give their opening statements to tell the judge or jury about the case they will be hearing. Opening statements are not required but are typically given in more serious trials.

Prosecution’s or Plaintiff’s Case

Because the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff or prosecution, they are the first party to present evidence in a trial. That evidence may include witness testimony, videos, photographs, documents and recordings.

The other party will have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses after they testify.

Defendant’s Case

When the prosecution has finished making its case, the defendant will then present evidence and call witnesses.

The plaintiff or prosecution will also have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses.


Once the defendant finishes making its case, the prosecution or plaintiff may respond by presenting evidence or calling witnesses to address the evidence presented in the defendant’s case.

Again, the defense will have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses.

Closing Arguments

Both parties may present closing arguments that summarize the case for the jury or judge. This is each party’s opportunity to make an argument as to why their side should win. Like opening statements, closing arguments are not required.

No new evidence or information can be presented during the closing argument that wasn’t presented in the trial.

How Do I Find My Court Date in Colorado Springs?

If you are unsure of your court date in Colorado Springs, you can use the El Paso County Docket search to find out. You can also ask the clerk about your court date.

  • If you were issued a traffic ticket, the court date should be included on the ticket.
  • If you were handed a summons, it should list the date and time to appear in court.
  • If you were arrested, your bond paperwork will list the next court date and time
How Do I Look Up A Colorado Court Case?

To find information about a court case in Colorado, you can use the Court Docket Search on the Colorado Judicial Branch website.

You can also find El Paso County Cases of Interest listed on the county court’s website.

If you have any questions that are unanswered, you can ask your lawyer directly or call the courthouse for clarification.

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