Responsibilities & Services
The Lafayette Municipal Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with the City of Lafayette Municipal Ordinances, traffic violations, and parking violations. We pride ourselves on serving the public in a manner that makes the court process accommodating and less intimidating. The Municipal Court strives to make sure that each defendant, witness, and victim are dealt with promptly and fairly. Everyone who comes in contact with the judicial system in Lafayette is treated with respect and civility.
The Lafayette Municipal Court is in session on Thursdays twice a month, and is open to the public.
***Please Read Below for Court Protocols***
The Court will resume scheduled Court appearances subject to strictly enforced procedures deemed essential to preserve the health and safety of all persons.
If you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, have been tested as positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus or have medical conditions that place you in a “High Risk” category relative to COVID-19; DO NOT COME TO COURT. Please call the Court office at 303-604-8000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, for assistance on procedures that will help you resolve your case. Your health and safety are important to the Court and we are taking necessary steps to return to regular Court functions in a way that preserves your health and safety as well as your legal rights.
Most cases can be resolved without a personal appearance. Please call or email to take advantage of this option.
If you are appearing in person for Court, the following protocols will be strictly enforced:
The flow of people in and out of the building will be controlled by the security guard checking you in at the front door. There will only be a certain amount of people allowed in at one time. We will make every effort to serve everyone on a first come, first serve basis.
Face masks must be worn at all times while in the building and court room. There will be hand sanitizer available.
To maintain Social Distancing you will be required to stand a minimum of Six (6) feet between yourself and others.
Only the named Defendant will be allowed in the building. No family members or children may accompany the Defendant into the building
If you have an attorney, the attorney may accompany you. The attorney will count towards the number of persons allowed in the building.
If you are a juvenile, one (1) parent or guardian may appear with you.
You will have an opportunity to speak with the City Prosecutor. You will then be directed to go back into the Court room, to appear in front of the Judge. Social Distancing will be observed at all times by the Court staff or security guard.
Written advisements concerning your rights will be given to you when you check in at the Court window. You will keep the advisement. No exchange of any forms or other papers will take place.If you have any questions or concerns please call the court office immediately.