Municipal Court

City of Cañon City Municipal Court

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Larry Dean Allen is the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Cañon City, which is the Judicial Branch of the Cañon City government and is entirely independent of the Police Department.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear, try, and determine all cases rising from violations of the City Charter and Ordinances. These generally include traffic, criminal, shoplifting, code violations, animal violations, and parking. As is the case with all municipal courts, the court cannot be regarded as a revenue generating entity. Therefore, a court’s performance cannot be based solely on the amount of money it collects.

Court staffing consists of one part-time judge (appointed by the City Council), one full-time court clerk, and one full-time deputy court clerk. Because we are a court of record, the judge must be a licensed Attorney at Law in Colorado. The clerks are responsible for the daily operation of the court.

Those duties include processing tickets through the system from beginning to end, maintaining and retrieving records, checking backgrounds, preparing legal notices, scheduling court appearances with defendants, attorneys, police officers, and staff, receiving and posting money from defendants, and last but not least, interacting with the public on the phone and at the counter.

The clerk is prohibited from providing legal advice, but is able to answer questions from the public related to the municipal court system and duties of the municipal court.              
Contact Us: 

Valerie Knutson 
Court Clerk 

Jamie Pryor 
Deputy Court Clerk 
City of Cañon City 
Municipal Court 
161 Justice Center Rd 
Cañon City, CO 81212 

Phone: 719-276-5601 
Fax: 719-276-5606 

Court Hours 
8am - 5pm (M-F) 
Map to the Municipal Court 

South of Highway 50 
(Royal Gorge Blvd) 
on Justice Center Road, in   the same lobby as the Cañon City 
Police Department, across the street 
from the Fremont County  Sheriff's Department   and Courthouse Complex.