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TRIAL COURTS IN THE 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2020

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COVID-19:

The 16th Judicial District is requesting that you PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CONTACTING THE TRIAL COURTS OR PROBATION IN-PERSON IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS.  Please call the clerks of court or probation offices in the county where you have court or probation business, at the numbers listed on this site.  More updates will be posted on this site as information becomes available.  Thank you.


ATTENTION: DUE TO COVID-19, TRIAL COURTS ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING ON A LIMITED BASIS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF COURT OFFICES FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR COURT BUSINESS AND HOW TO PROCEED.

OTERO COUNTY

Call: (719)384-4951

BENT COUNTY

Call: (719)456-1353

CROWLEY COUNTY

Call: (719)267-4468

FAMILY COURT FACILITATOR

Email: daniel.ramirez@judicial.state.co.us

Call: (719)383-7136



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

Current as of November 23, 2020

In accordance with Chief Justice Orders, Chief Judge Administrative Orders, and Public Health Orders, the 16th Judicial District will be operating on a limited basis.  Please refer to the accompanying list for instructions and Amended Administrative Order 2020-10A and attachments on how to contact the court.

To File:

  • In-person filings will be accepted via public drop box checked daily and public scanners outside of clerks’ windows at each location.
  • Filings via e-filing, mail, or fax will be accepted. 
  • For D&N, virtual Webex hearings, or matters authorized by the division clerk, filings by email will be accepted at the email addresses below with the appropriate court location.

Parties to certain proceedings, to include attorneys, witnesses, victims, law enforcement and press will be permitted in accordance with Public Health Orders:

  • 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.
  • Other proceedings authorized by the District Chief Judge.

Jurors:

  • Jury trials scheduled to commence on or before January 19, 2021 in the 16th Judicial District have been vacated and continued.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, DO NOT REPORT TO THE COURTHOUSE.  Please contact the Clerk of Court for instruction. 
  • Witnesses subpoenaed in a case, please contact the attorney or party issuing the subpoena to explain the circumstances and discuss the options available.

  • For Probationers - call or email your Probation Officer directly, or call the Probation Department at (719)384-5973 (La Junta), (719)456-2244 (Bent County), (719) 267-8940 (Crowley County), (719) 384-5973 (Rocky Ford).  When leaving a message, please indicate the level of urgency of your situation.  Please allow 24 hours for a response before contacting us again. 

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Bent Combined Court
725 Bent Avenue
Las Animas, CO 81054
Directions/Map

719-456-1353
719-456-0040 (fax)

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Crowley Combined Court
110 East 6th Room 303
Ordway, CO 81063
Directions/Map

719-267-4468
719-267-3753 (fax)
rhonda.pepper@judicial.state.co.us

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Otero Combined Court
13 West Third St. Room 207
La Junta, CO 81050
Directions/Map

719-384-4951
719-384-4991 (fax)

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