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Court Operations during Covid-19 (updated 08-01-2020)

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

                             

ATTENTION

As a result of public health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, services at all courthouses in the 18th Judicial District are LIMITED 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 are scheduled for an APPROVED in-person proceeding;

  • 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.  

Has your case been reset OR is it being heard by WebEx video or by phone

Check first with your attorney if you have one.

                                                                                                                                     

Check online to see if your case has already been rescheduled by clicking this link:  https://www.courts.state.co.us/dockets/     

If your case is still scheduled, most are expected to appear via WebEx and/or phone. Please select the County below to find the link to the courtroom you are scheduled to appear in.

*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. **   

ARAPAHOE

DOUGLAS

ELBERT

LINCOLN

OTHER

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

Please call to reschedule appointments with the probation department.                                                                                    

 


 

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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If you have a hearing in Division FAC, click here.

 

Please click the Icon below to access Douglas County Combined Court's Virtual Courtrooms

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Bond Forfeitures:

There is currently an automatic stay on all professional bond forfeitures through September 8, 2020. 

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Information for Money Cases & Small Claims

If you want to file an Answer, you do not need to come to court.

Please click here for more information.

Douglas County Court Filing Schedule

Temporary Protection orders will be heard in Div FAC at 1:30PM Monday-Friday when filed in the morning.

 

 

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