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Notice Regarding Covid-19 (the "Novel Coronavirus") and Court Operations (updated 5-25-2020)

ATTENTION

As a result of public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, almost all services at all courthouses in the 18th Judicial District are closed for regular in person proceedings. Please see the information below for instructions on how to contact the court.

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

  • You need to request a temporary protection order;

  • You are scheduled for a permanent protection order hearing;

  • You need to submit an emergency request to restrict parenting time or a request to prevent parental abduction of your child;

  • You need to request the appointment of an emergency guardian and/or special conservator;

  • You are scheduled for a temporary custody hearing in a dependency and neglect case;

  • You need to request an emergency mental health hearing;

  • You need to request a temporary emergency risk protection order;

  • You are scheduled for a permanent emergency risk protection hearing;

  • You are named as the victim in a case and the defendant is in-custody and will be appearing in front of a judge for the first time or for filing of charges.

  • You are a family member of a defendant that is in-custody and will be appearing in front of a judge for the first time or for filing of charges.

    Parties to the cases listed include attorneys, witnesses, victims, law enforcement and press

To reduce the spread of Covid-19, effective immediately, the Courts and Probation of the 18th Judicial District will be operating with reduced staff.

Link to complete Chief Justice order

Link to complete Chief Judge order regarding Arapahoe County

Link to complete Chief Judge order regarding Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties

WHERE TO GET INFORMATION

Information regarding our operating status, including services available via phone, will be posted on our website: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Index.cfm?District_ID=18

You may find that your case has already been re-scheduled!!

 

           Look first online at:  https://www.courts.state.co.us/dockets/

SOME COURT HEARINGS SET BETWEEN NOW AND JULY 5th ARE BEING HEARD BY WEBEX OR BY PHONE, IF NOT – THEY ARE BEING RESCHEDULED

Please start by contacting your attorney if you have one.

Please allow up to 2-3 days for court staff to reschedule your hearing before contacting the court.  The courts are actively working on rescheduling court dates. For the fastest response please check our electronic docket monitor online by your name only to see if your case has been rescheduled.

*PLEASE NOTE:  We are receiving a high volume of calls! If you have to call, please have your case number available before you make a call. **

Click on the courthouse where your case is scheduled for instructions on how to contact the court.

ARAPAHOE

DOUGLAS

ELBERT

LINCOLN

JURORS

PERSONS WITH A SUMMONS TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY THROUGH JULY 5, 2020 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR. YOU MAY RECEIVE A NEW REPORTING DATE THROUGH ISSUANCE OF A NEW JUROR SUMMONS.

OTHER

For Collections email: 18THcollections@judicial.state.co.us

Please call to reschedule appointments with the probation department

18º distrito judicial aviso sobre el COVID-19 (“nuevo coronavirus”) y la manera en que operarán los tribunales durante este tiempo.

 


 

Douglas, along with Arapahoe County, were the two original Counties that made up the Eighteenth Judicial District in 1964. Elbert was added 20 days later, and then in 1969 Lincoln County was added to the District.



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Douglas County Courthouse
4000 Justice Way Ste. 2009
Castle Rock, CO 80109
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