​Municipal Court

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thornton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the citizens of Thornton, Colorado. The Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with traffic, misdemeanor, animal, and code violations, as well as parking citations.


​Thornton Municipal Court now accepts online payments

Municipal Court is now accepting online payments. This provides an additional payment option for those with eligible traffic and parking tickets. Tickets can be paid at any hour of the day, in conjunction with the Court’s case management software through the vendor’s secure website, CitePay USA. The convenience-fee based system covers the cost of this service. Other payment options include drop box, mail or over the phone. Pay Ticket Online.



Directions to the Court: The court is easily accessible from I-25 and Thornton Parkway. Head east on Thornton Parkway one block to Civic Center Drive, turn left on Civic Center Drive, and take the first left into the Justice Center. The court is located on the South end of the Justice Center just west of City Hall.

Ticket/Summons: If eligible, your ticket will be marked with a fine amount that may be paid prior to your court date. If your ticket is marked as mandatory, you must appear as scheduled on your court date. Thornton Municipal Court has an automated phone call reminder program. The program calls adult defendants who have upcoming court dates and leaves a pre-recorded message with the person answering the phone or with the defendant’s voice mail. This courtesy reminder is intended to assist defendants in remembering their Court dates.

Internet Scams: Thornton never issues citations via email and if you receive an email indicating you have a traffic violation in Thornton it is likely a scam and should be deleted immediately. Clicking on any links in such an email will likely cause harm to your computer and compromise your security.

Community Service: Community Service is a sentencing option that may be recommended by a prosecutor and ordered by the judge. Community service is often an option offered to juveniles under the age of 16. Community Service guidelines require the defendant to work a specific number of hours ordered by the judge at any non-profit organization. Schools, churches, and an elderly/disabled person (no relation) are additional work sites that may be accepted. All information on the log must be filled out completely and be legible, all hours will be verified upon filing with the court; all contact information on who you worked for is essential. You must ensure dates, hours, and work done are indicated and total hours are tallied before submitting the proof to the court.

2018 Court Calendar: The Thornton Municipal Court will be closed on the following days in observance of the listed holidays.

January 1, 2018New Year’s Day 
January 15, 2018Martin Luther King Day
May 28, 2018Memorial Day
July 4, 2018Independence Day
September 3, 2018Labor Day
November 12, 2018Day after Veteran’s Day
November 22, 2018Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2018

Friday following Thanksgiving

December 24, 2018Christmas Eve

 December 25, 2018                 Christmas Day