Municipal Court

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  When do I get my points back?

A:  The point system in Colorado is a matter of accumulating points instead of losing points.  Generally speaking, DMV will suspend someone’s driving privileges if points are accumulated as follows:

 Adults 21 and Older – Accumulation of 12 points or more within any 12 consecutive months or 18 points or more within any 24 consecutive months.

Minor 18 to 20 – Accumulation of 9 points or more in 12 consecutive months, 12 or more within any 24 consecutive months or 14 for violations occurring after reaching 18.

Minor 16 to 17 – Accumulation of more than 5 points within any 12 consecutive months or more than 6 points prior to reaching 18.

Q:  Where do I get a marriage license?

A:  Please contact the Fremont County Clerk and Recorder at 719-276-7330 ext.2.  for marriage licenses or visit: 

http://www.fremontco.com/clerkandrecorder/marriagelicenses.shtml

Q:  Where do I file for divorce?

A:  Divorces are handled through the Combined Courts located at 136 Justice Center Rd., Cañon City, CO  81212  Phone 719-269-0100 or visit  http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/SubCategory.cfm?Category=Divorce

Q:  Where do I file a Small Claims form?

A:  Small Claims Court is through the Fremont County Court at 136 Justice Center Rd., Cañon City, CO  81212  Phone 719-269-0100 or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/smallclaims

Q:  Which court handles driver’s license violations, vehicle license plate and registration violations, domestic violence, DUI’s, child custody, and marijuana violations?

A:  All of the above violations are written into the Combined Court system.  They are located at 136 Justice Center Rd., Cañon City, CO  81212.  Please contact them at 719-269-0100 or visit  http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=30  

Q:  How can I get a copy of a birth certificate?

A:  Please contact Vital Statistics at 719-276-7450 or FAX 719-276-7451. They are located at 201 N. 6th Street, Cañon City, CO  81212.

Q:  What do I do if I missed my court date?

A:  The first thing you need to do is call the Municipal Court at 719-276-5601 to see what the status of the case is.  It is best to do this as soon as possible so a warrant is not issued for your failure to appear. The clerk will assist you as to what you need to do.

Q: What is a deferred sentence?

A: Please refer to Arraignment Information for details.

Q: How does the 20 day point reduction work, if promptly paid on a Penalty Assessment?

A: Penalty Assessment citations that are paid and postmarked within 20 days of issuance will result in an automatic point reduction:

*For each violation having an assessment of three or more points, the points will be reduced by two points.

*For each violation having an assessment of two points, the points will be reduced by one point.