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Notice Regarding Covid-19 (the "Novel Coronavirus") and Court Operations (updated 3-27-2020)

Arapahoe District Courts, Douglas Combined Courts and Elbert Combined Courts will be open to the public for emergency matters only from 8:00am to 2:30pm through April 10, 2020.

COVID-19:The court is temporarily CLOSED and is hearing only emergency matters from March 19th through April 17th.

 

ATTENTION:

As a result of public health preparations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, almost all services at all courthouses in the 18th Judicial District are closed for regular business. 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.

As a result of Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Coats order suspending court operations through April 3, 2020, except for essential court functions, 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

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/

COURT HEARINGS SET BETWEEN MARCH 16th AND APRIL 17th 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. 

*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

At this time, Douglas County is operating on an emergency basis and only offering essential services ordered by the Chief Justice or Chief Judge.

IF YOU HAVE A SUMMONS TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY BETWEEN THE DATES OF MARCH 18, 202O AND MAY 15, 2020 YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR. YOU MAY RECEIVE A NEW REPORTING DATE FOR JURY DUTY.

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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720-437-6200
303-688-1962 (fax)
douglasjury@judicial.state.co.us

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Arapahoe District Courts, Douglas Combined Courts and Elbert Combined Courts will close at 2:30pm daily through April 10, 2020.

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DCSO Continues to Receive Reports of Scammer Identifying Self as Douglas County Deputy on Fraudulent Phone Scheme regarding Jury Summons, click here.

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