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Notice Regarding COVID-19 (the “Novel Coronavirus”) and Court Operations:

The courts and probation department provide important and essential services to the public and we will endeavor to maintain normal operations to the fullest extent possible. We understand there is concern about COVID-19 and the 6th Judicial District is requesting that you PLEASE NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSE, PROBATION, OR PRETRIAL SERVICES if:

(1)        you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (“Novel Coronavirus”) and you have not received a subsequent test confirming that you are currently virus-free;

(2)        you have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past fourteen days;

(3)        you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.

If any of these three criteria apply, please call the clerk’s office at 970-247-2304 to reschedule your court date or request to appear by telephone. If you are represented by an attorney, contact your attorney to file a request for a continuance or a telephone appearance.

If you are subpoenaed as a witness in a case, please contact the attorney or party issuing the subpoena to explain the circumstances and discuss the options available. 

If you are summoned to report for jury duty, please contact the jury commissioner at 970-247-2376 to reschedule your jury service. 

Please call to reschedule appointments with the Probation Department at 970-247-0982 and Collections Department at 970-385-6175.

Until further notice, the court will permit persons to wear surgical masks and gloves in court and probation buildings if they so desire. Persons may also bring small plastic containers of hand sanitizer into court and probation buildings.  

*Please see our administrative order for more details.

 

Expectations while you are in the courthouse

  • Turn off cell phones. Cell phones may be used in the hallway.
  • No food or drink (except water in clear containers) in the courtrooms.
  • No chewing gum, candy, or tobacco products are permitted.
  • No talking while in the courtroom.  
  • Remove all hats.
  • No propping of feet on tables or chairs.
  • No recording, broadcasting, or photography is permitted.
  • Do not come forward past the bar unless given permission by the judge.
  • Stand when court is opened, recessed, or adjourned. Stand when addressing or being addressed by the court.
  • Avoid leaning against the wall while seated. Do not fall asleep.
  • Please be respectful.


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La Plata County Courthouse
1060 E. 2nd Ave., Rm 106
Durango, CO 81301
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970-247-2304
laplataclerk@judicial.state.co.us

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Special Announcements

**At this time we are only hearing emergency cases or cases with special circumstances.  All other hearings have been continued.  We are still holding court, but will be limiting the number of people in the courtrooms to ensure appropriate social distancing. 

If questions arise concerning court operations, you can contact La Plata Courts by calling (970)247-2304 or by email.

Archuleta Courts at (970)264-8160 or by email

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEGAL PROCESS OR NEED LEGAL FORMS?

Self-help assistance now available Monday - Friday   

8:30am - 12:00 pm

Please contact our Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator:

Lauren Walton  970.385.6179  or 6thselfhelp@judicial.state.co.us

 

Online Pro Se Resources

 

Colorado Judicial Department Forms

 

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Information on Parenting Classes:

6th Judicial District Approved Parenting Class Providers and Approved Mediators

 

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