Municipal Court

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Municipal Judge French:

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

Court Dates:

Court is held every Second Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM.

If you received a Summons requiring you to appear in Court you MUST appear on the date on the Summons.

If you were served a Citation and you have decided to go to Court instead of paying the fine, you must appear in 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 being revoked.  For current month Court Docket, click here.

If you missed your Court Date:

Call us at 970-872-3848. Failure to appear could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and/or your driving privileges being revoked.

Where to send your payment:

If you have been served a Citation and the Citation indicates 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
  • Credit Card
    • An Administrative Fee will be charged for the use of the Credit Card. 
    • Credit card payments can be made by phone at 970-872-3663 or in person at the Town Hall.