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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.

***Municipal Court Closure for 3/19/20 and 4/2/20***

The Lafayette Municipal Court is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and citizens.

The Court is closed to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Court sessions set for March 19, 2020 and April 2, 2020 are canceled. You will be mailed a “NOTICE” giving you a new court date and time to appear.

Cases will still be handled in a fair, just and impartial manner during this time with the same high standards of accountability, integrity and equity. The court will remain in communication with the community. Please continue to check, for updated information regarding the status of the court’s closure and handling of cases.

Though the court will be closed to the public, there will be court staff available to take your phone calls for questions, to resolve your case or have it continued. You may call the court clerk at (303) 604-8000 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you may email the court clerks, or


Please contact the court by phone or email and the Clerks will assist on giving you extensions or information on how to provide proof or make payments.