The court receives payments for both traffic and criminal summons and complaints, for parking citations, jury fees, court and warrant costs, and for restitution. Information regarding payment options is printed below and on the back of the summons or parking ticket. If you cannot read the back of your summons, you may view the:
Enlarged Version of the Reverse Summons.
Summons and Complaints may be paid if the officer has marked a payable amount on the front of the summons form. The court must receive all payments made before the court date indicated on the summons. If there is no payment amount indicated, the summons is not payable and a court appearance is required.
By paying the fine instead of appearing in court, one gives up all the legal rights to which they are entitled. Payment is a plea of guilty to the offense(s) charged. Penalty points may be assessed against one's driving record by Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV). If one does not wish to plead guilty, they should not pay the fine -- their court appearance is necessary.
One may enter a plea of not guilty and ask for a trial even if they think they might have committed the offense charged. The words "not guilty" are legalese for saying "I want to exercise my constitutional rights and require the government to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt."
Court costs of $20 are applied to all payments made on or after the court date. Additional costs or fees (up to $100) may be assessed if the bank returns a check, or if the person charged fails to appear in court. Failure to appear in court will also result in an arrest warrant and the person could be taken into custody at any time. An outstanding warrant may cause the revocation of a Colorado driver's license.
Parking tickets should be paid within 7 days of issuance; a $5 late charge is added on the 8th day. Payments may be made by mail, in person, over the phone, in the drop box located in front of the court building or through this web-site. If you wish to pay for your parking ticket on-line, please click the selection to the left of this page. An accumulation of unpaid parking tickets could result in the immobilization or towing of the vehicle, the issuance of a summons and complaint, or referral to a collections agency. Anyone wishing to contest a parking ticket should see a court referee.
One may stop and inquire: Where does my money go?
FINE AND COSTS: Fine and costs go into the General City Fund to support the variety of services provided by the City of Colorado Springs.
SURCHARGE: The surcharge added to traffic violations supports the school crossing guard program and school safety zone improvements.
RESTITUTION: Restitution collected goes to victims of crime.
Pay by Credit Card by Phone (VISA/MasterCard or Discover): Call CourtPay at (719) 385-5999 and follow the directions to pay by credit card. Do not hang up until a receipt number is provided. This service is available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week from your home.
Pay by Credit Card Online (VISA/MasterCard or Discover):
After completion, you will be provided with a printable receipt page, as well as a receipt being e-mailed to you.
Pay by Mail: Municipal Court, PO Box 2169, Colorado Springs, CO. 80901-2169.
Pay by Drop Box: Come to the Municipal Court Building at 224 East Kiowa Street and place a copy of the summons along with a check in a sealed envelope into the drop box located in front of the building. This is an option to be used prior to a court date; on or after the court date the payment must be made in person.
Pay in Person: Appear in Room 108 of the Municipal Court building at 224 East Kiowa Street during normal business hours (8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.) Monday – Friday.
Pay in payments: If defendants need to make payment arrangements after their court appearance, they may proceed to the Probation Department, Room 230. For a listing of payment options, please read "Payment Programs".
Make checks payable to: THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS for the full amount of the fine and costs. Payment for a summons must be received before a scheduled court date, otherwise an appearance in court is required.
For information call (719) 385-5928 (during business hours). For questions after hours call: "CourtPay" at (719) 385-5999.
**If you discover that you have overpaid your fine, please appear in person to request your refund.**