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RTD Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT MY TICKET ONLINE?

Yes. You can view your case online for free if you have the ticket number. It can take up to two weeks for your ticket to be available online. If you do not have the ticket number, you can pay $2.00 and search for your case by entering your name and date of birth.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO PAY MY FINE?

If you want to pay your fine instead of appearing in court, you must pay prior to the court date.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I IGNORE THE TICKET?

If you ignore the ticket, a default judgment is entered on the case, which means you have been deemed responsible for the ticket. Fines and costs are due, and an OJW hold will be placed on your driver’s license which will prohibit you from renewing or obtaining your license and/or cancel your license. To clear the OJW you must pay all fines, costs, fees, and the $30 OJW fee before the court will cancel the OJW. To find out how much you owe, you can access your case online.

WILL I RECEIVE POINTS ON MY DRIVING RECORD?

No, there are no points associated with RTD tickets.

CAN I REQUEST AN EXTENSION TO PAY A FINE?

You can request time to pay your fine after you have appeared in court. You will need to speak to a collection investigator and provide financial information   . Collection investigators are located in the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, Room 135. The collection investigator will decide if you qualify for an extension or payment plan. Typically, if the amount you owe is $100 or less, you will need to pay in full on the day you appear in court.

CAN I REQUEST A CONTINUANCE OF MY COURT DATE?

If your ticket is scheduled for the courthouse located at 1437 Bannock Street, your court date can be continued only in emergency situations and you must provide proper documentation.

You can appear for the “add-on” docket, but you must come in before your scheduled court date. The “add-on” docket is held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You must report to 1437 Bannock, Room 135 at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Evening “add-on” dockets are held Monday through Friday and you must report to Room 135 by 5:30 p.m. Sometimes the dockets are large and space is limited, so please be early if possible.

HOW DO I SUBPOENA DOCUMENTS OR WITNESSES?

You can subpoena (require) someone to come to court to testify and bring documents or other forms of physical evidence. Access subpoenas online and information on how to serve the subpoena. Subpoenas are free of charge, however serving a subpoena is at your own expense.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS WHEN I GO TO COURT?

Dress in business attire. Shirt and shoes are required. Men are not allowed to wear hats or any type of head gear. Casual attire such as wearing a tank top or shorts is inappropriate and the Judge could decide not to hear your case if dressed inappropriately.

Other courtroom rules:

  • No food, drink, or chewing gum;
  • No weapons;
  • Turn off pagers, cell phones, and other electronic devices;
  • Address the judge as “Your Honor”;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude;
  • Be on time for your hearing;
  • Do not enter the area between the counsel table and judge’s bench without permission;
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must bring a parent or legal guardian with you.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISSED MY COURT DATE?

The judicial officers will enter a default judgment in the case which means they deem that you are responsible for the citation. The fines, costs, and fees will be due and the case may be sent to a collection agency. The Court will also put an OJW hold on your driver’s license which will prohibit you from renewing your driver’s license and/or cancelling your license. The court will not clear the OJW until the case is paid in full. To find out how much you owe, access your case online.

HOW DO I REQUEST AN ADA ACCOMMODATION?

It is the policy of the Court to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. You can request an accommodation online. You should make your request as far in advance as possible, but at least five (5) days before the date that you need the accommodation.

WHAT IF I DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH?

The Court provides interpreters upon request. You can submit your request online or call the Court as soon as possible to make the request.

Cases scheduled for the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, should call (720) 865-7840.

CAN I BRING CHILDREN TO COURT?

It is not recommended that you bring children to court. Court proceedings can take a long time and individuals waiting for their case to be called must remain quiet. Some judges do not allow children in the courtroom.

Children may be brought to the Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center while their caregivers are conducting court business. The Childcare Center is a safe drop-in center that is free of charge. You can read more about the Childcare Center and their policies and procedures.

I LOST MY CASE. CAN I FILE AN APPEAL?

Yes, view the Appeal Section for more information.

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