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Per Chief Justice Order from

March 16, 2020

Notice Regarding COVID-19 and 11th Judicial District Court Operations

ATTENTION

As a result of public health preparations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, most services at all 11th Judicial courthouses (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont & Park Counties) are closed for regular business. Please refer to the accompanying list for instructions on how to contact the court.  (Clerk’s offices will only be open between the hours of 8am-1pm M-F.)

VISITORS TO THE COURTHOUSE WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO ENTER FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

To File:

  • Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and permanent protection order hearings;

  • Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders and hearings on emergency risk protection orders.

  • Petitions for the appointment of an emergency guardian and/or special conservator;

Jurors:

  • Jurors with a summons and instructions to report.

Parties to certain proceedings, to include attorneys, witnesses, victims, law enforcement and press:

  • Criminal proceedings that have not previously been continued;

  • Crim.P.Rule 5 advisement for incarcerated persons and the initial setting of bail;

  • Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke probation involving an incarcerated defendant;

  • Proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants including bond-related matters and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals;

  • Detention hearings for juvenile delinquency cases;

  • Shelter hearings in dependency and neglect cases or other juvenile proceedings;

  • Hearings on motions to restrict parenting time and parental abduction prevention; and

  • Emergency mental health proceedings.

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.

If the aforementioned applies but you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days follow the instructions below:

  • Witnesses subpoenaed in a case, please contact the attorney or party issuing the subpoena to explain the circumstances and discuss the options available.

  • Jurors summoned to report for jury duty, please submit a postponement request as soon as possible and we will reschedule your jury service.

WHERE TO GET INFORMATION

Information regarding our operating status, including services available remotely, will be posted on our website.

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Index.cfm?District_ID=11

If you have general questions regarding a case or matter, please use the contact information below.  For cases or questions:

Chaffee County

Email  dana.petri@judicial.state.co.us

fax# 719-539-6281 or call 719-539-2561

Those with a collection or payment matter can call (719) 269-0100 ext 2205 and leave a message, and someone will call you back. Or payments can be made online.

  • For Probationers - call your Probation Officer directly, email your Probation Officer at firstname.lastname@judicial.state.co.us or call Probation Department at:

    • Chaffee County 719-539-2855

When leaving a message, please indicate the level of urgency of your situation.  Due to a high volume of calls and emails, please allow 24 hours for a response before contacting us again. 


Court fines may also be paid on-line at Pay Now, using Mastercard, Visa or Discover cards.


Research Requests:  You may submit a request for research.  Research Request Form


Transcript Requests:  Please email, fax, mail or submit in person the following form, for transcript requests in Park County.  Transcript Form

Fill in the form and save it to your computer.  Attach the saved file to an email using this email link.  Email your Request to:  Chaffee Combined Court



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Chaffee Combined Court
142 Crestone Avenue
P.O. Box 279
Salida, CO 81201
Directions/Map

719-539-2561
719-539-6281 (fax)
dana.petri@judicial.state.co.us

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Special Announcements

Civil Return Dates:

County Civil - Monday at 10:00 a.m.

District Court Rule 120 - Monday at 10:00 a.m.

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