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:
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.