Denver County Court


Denver County Court strives to foster a positive work environment where employees enjoy their work. Working for Denver County Court gives you valuable experience with a progressive organization that has the largest caseload in the State of Colorado. Our goal is to administer justice fairly, efficiently and effectively, and provide excellent customer service to all who come before the Court. County Court employees take great pride in the work they perform.

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive total compensation package to include, a defined benefit retirement plan.


Denver County Court Judges are appointed through a merit selection process by a bipartisan nominating commission which interviews candidates and makes a recommendation to the Mayor of Denver. The Mayor appoints a Judge from the recommended nominees to serve a provisional two-year term. After the two year provisional term, the Judges must stand for retention election to serve a full four year term and then face retention elections every four years.

The qualifications to be a Judge in Denver County Court are outlined in Section 4.1.1 of the Denver City Charter. “Each County Judge shall be a qualified elector of the City and County of Denver, be licensed as an attorney at law in the State of Colorado, and have a minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed practicing attorney.”

Denver County Court Judges must retire at the end of the term during which they reach age 72.

We are currently accepting applications for Judicial positions at this time.


Denver County Court Magistrates are appointed and supervised by the Presiding Judge.  There are four full-time Magistrates and a number of part-time Magistrates that preside over arraignment sessions, and hear protection order cases, small claims cases, traffic cases, municipal ordinance violations and limited state statute cases.

We are currently accepting applications for Magistrate positions at this time.