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

Current as of March 16, 2020

In accordance with Chief Justice Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operation of State Courts, the 4th Judicial District will be operating on an emergency basis and only offering essential services ordered by the Chief Justice or Chief Judge.

Link to complete order

ATTENTION

As a result of public health preparations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, most services at both the El Paso County and Teller County courthouses are closed for regular business. Please refer to the accompanying list for instructions on how to contact the court.

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.

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=4

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

  • For cases or questions in El Paso County

    • Email 4thClerkofCourt@judicial.state.co.us or call (719) 452-5000

    • Or, contact the division assigned to your case directly by phone

  • For cases in Teller County

  • For Probationers - call your Probation Officer directly, email your Probation Officer at firstname.lastname@judicial.state.co.us or call or email the Probation Department at 719-452-5900 or 04probation@judicial.state.co.us. 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. 

  • Those with a collection or payment matter can call (719) 452-5303 and leave a message, and someone will call you back. 

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.

 

Aviso sobre el COVID-19 (“nuevo coronavirus”) y la manera en que operarán los tribunales durante este tiempo:

Última actualización: 16 de marzo de 2020

De conformidad con la Orden del Juez Presidente referente al COVID-19 y el funcionamiento de los tribunales estatales, el 4.º Distrito Judicial operará en caso de emergencias y solo brindará aquellos servicios que sean imprescindibles según lo ordenado por el Juez de la Suprema Corte o el Juez Presidente de cada tribunal.

Haga clic en el enlace para leer la orden completa (en inglés)

IMPORTANTE

Como resultado de los preparativos para fomentar la salud pública y evitar la propagación del COVID-19, ya no se están proporcionando al público la mayoría de los servicios que se proporcionan regularmente en los tribunales del condado de El Paso y del condado de Teller. Consulte la lista que aparece abajo con instrucciones sobre las maneras en que puede comunicarse con el tribunal.

 

SOLO SE PERMITIRÁ LA ENTRADA AL TRIBUNAL EN LAS SIGUIENTES SITUACIONES:

Para presentar:

  • Peticiones para la emisión de órdenes civiles de protección temporales y audiencias para la emisión de órdenes de protección permanentes;

  • Peticiones para la emisión de órdenes temporales de protección en caso de riesgo extremo y audiencias para la emisión de la mismas.

  • Peticiones para el nombramiento de un tutor o curador especial en caso de emergencias;

Jurado:

  • Jurado con un citatorio judicial e instrucciones para presentarse a fin de cumplir las funciones de servicio de jurado.

Las partes en ciertos procedimientos judiciales, incluyendo abogados, testigos, víctimas, oficiales de agencias del orden público y la prensa;

  • Procedimientos judiciales penales que no se hayan aplazado anteriormente;

  • Notificaciones de derechos según la norma 5 del Código de Procedimientos Penales para las personas encarceladas y audiencias iniciales para fijar la fianza;

  • Audiencias de revocación por demandas presentadas para la revoción de la libertad condicional en relación a un acusado encarcelado;

  • Procedimientos judiciales necesarios para proteger los derechos constitucionales de aquellos acusados en causas penales incluyendo aquellos asuntos relacionados con fianzas y los acuerdos declaratorios para personas encarceladas;

  • Audiencias de detención para causas de delincuencia de menores;

  • Audiencias de tutela de menores en causas de maltrato y descuido u otros procedimientos judiciales en causas de menores;

  • Audiencias sobre pedimentos para limitar el tiempo con los hijos y la prevención de secuestro cometido por alguno de los padres; y

  • Procedimientos judiciales de emergencia en casos de salud mental.

 

For general questions call 719-452-5000 or email 04SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us.

For research questions email 04ResearchRequest@judicial.state.co.us.



Records Center Information

To request copies or a record search download

RECORDS REQUEST FORM 

Request may be submitted by

Fax:  (719) 452-5007

Email:  04ResearchRequest@judicial.state.co.us

Mail:  El Paso County Combined Court

270 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 



El Paso County Self-Help Resources - brochure 

Family Court Facilitator's Office - room S116               Walk-in hours for ALL self-represented parties in family matter cases.  Walk-in hours are as follows:                  Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                  Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                       Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                                       For general family matter questions (719) 452-5104

Rule 120 - deadline to file a response is 5 p.m. on a Friday and it must be filed between 21 and 35 days out from the date of filing in Division 22, W370.  Court reviews will be held the following Thursday.

County Court Civil Return Filing Calendar.

The Civil Pro Bono Project

Division Setting - Dates and Times.

For Mediation call 719-452-5005, or click here for further information.

Public Notices:  Service by Publication - Consolidated Notice of Pending Actions.

To order a transcript, download Transcript Request Form. Completed form(s) may be submitted by mail, fax 719-452-5010, email 04TranscriptRequest@judicial.state.co.us, or to the clerk's office, room S101.

PROTECTION ORDER request are accepted in the Clerk's Office, S101, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.



Dependency and Neglect Cases "District Plan"

Presiding Juvenile Judge Order 2015-1, RE: Naming of Foster Parent Intervenors



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El Paso County Judicial Building
270 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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719-452-5000

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Special Announcements

E-filing in domestic cases is now available for Non-Attorneys in both El Paso and Teller County Courts 

For additional information go to

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm?Unit=efilenoaty

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Please be advised the Sahwatch St. parking garage is under construction.  It may appear that Sahwatch 

St. is closed, but the garage is accessible.   You may use the following information to find parking.

FOR JURORS:

  • El Paso County Juror Parking Lot - SW Corner of Vermijo and Cascade. Enter from southbound Cascade. ~93 spots are available. One block from the courthouse.
  • Colorado Springs Parking Garage - overflow parking only.   130 S. Nevada St. Enter from Nevada St. or Colorado Ave. One block from the courthouse. $1.00/hour.
  • Free street parking is available along Sahwatch St. between Cucharras St. and W Cimmaron St. Distance from courthouse varies, but is usually 3-4 blocks.

*** The best option for jurors that require Accessible Parking is the El Paso County Jury Parking Lot or the Colorado Springs Parking Garage.

FOR PUBLIC:

  • Metered street parking - 2-hour maximum. Enforced 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. . Distance from courthouse varies but is usually 1-2 blocks. Meters accept coins or credit cards.
  • Colorado Springs Parking Garage - 130 S. Nevada St. Enter from Nevada St. or Colorado Ave. One block from the courthouse — $ 1.00/hour.
  • Free street parking is available along Sahwatch St. between Cucharras St. and W Cimmaron St. Distance from courthouse varies, but is usually 3-4 blocks.

 

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