Municipal Court

Hotchkiss Municipal Court

276 W Main St. – PO Box 369

Hotchkiss, CO 81419

(970) 872-3848

Court Dates:

Court is held every Second  Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM, with the exception of October when there is no Municipal Court scheduled.

Municipal Judge French:

The Honorable Judge Lynn French presides over the Hotchkiss Municipal Court, doing so for the past 35 years. In addition to his tenure here, Judge French is a practicing Attorney, having been a District Attorney, County Judge, a District Court Judge and private Attorney in his career.

Where to Send Your Payment:

If you received a Summons requiring you to appear in Court you must appear on the date on the Summons. If you have been served a Citation and the Citation shows that you may mail in the fine, you may make payment by:

  • Money Order or Check Payable to the Town of Hotchkiss.
  • Mail your Citation and payment to:

Town of Hotchkiss

PO Box 369

Hotchkiss, CO 81419

  • Include your Citation with your payment.
  • We do take Credit Cards, however you will be charged a $5.00 Administrative Fee for the use of the Credit Card payment.  If you wish to pay your fine with a Credit Card please call the Town Hall at 970 872-3663, your card information will be taken over the phone, or you may come into the Town Hall and make your payment with a Credit Card.

If you were served a Citation and you have decided to go to Court instead of paying the fine, you must appear for Court on the Date on your Citation.

If you  cannot appear in Court on the Date on your Citation, please contact us at (970) 872-3848. Failure to appear could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and/or your driving privileges may be revoked.

If you Missed your Court Date:

Call us at (970) 872-3848. If there has been a Warrant  issued for your arrest we can tell you what you need to do to satisfy the Warrant. If you have lost your Driving Privileges for failing to appear call the same number.

Court Docket:

All Defendant’s are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The Docket will be updated the day before Court:

[June 11, 2020 ]