The Municipal Court Department provides an accessible, efficient, and impartial forum for all participants in cases involving municipal ordinance violations; adjudicates cases consistent with the law, the needs of the individual, and the community’s values; and promotes public trust in both the justice system and local government.
For 2023, the Municipal Court has recommended enhancements to its Community Court Model to reduce quality-of-life violations by tailoring criminal sanctions to the offender's individual needs and address barriers to sustainable housing.
Operating Budget (FY2021-23)
Expenditure by Program
Court Administration is responsible for achieving department goals and objectives; managing budgetary and financial information; assuring adherence to policies and regulations; and leading, developing, and supervising Court staff.
Adjudication consists of judges presiding over Court sessions with animal, general, parking, photo radar, photo red light, traffic violations, administrative and civil hearings. Staff manage case flow in and out of the courtroom and set court dates.
Includes scheduling, payment processing, database management, collections, and other non-compliance actions. Probation staff monitor compliance with Court orders and process cases for defendants at Boulder County jail.