Municipal Court

In order to expand customer service hours, Thornton Municipal Court is open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; excluding Holidays. Closed Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays.

Contact By Phone

You may call the Court during business hours, 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Mondays through Thursdays at 720-977-5400.

Thornton Municipal Court in the Charles J. Rose Courthouse

Thornton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the citizens of Thornton, Colorado. The Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with traffic, misdemeanor, animal, and code violations, as well as parking citations.

The Court building is open to the public.

Mission Statement

To promote public safety, traffic safety, and to provide a high quality, service oriented and accessible forum of justice, that protects fundamental rights and other essential justice system values. 

Vision Statement

Thornton Municipal Court will be recognized as a leading source of insight, knowledge, and technical expertise for continuous improvements, innovations, efficiency, and fairness in the area of judicial administration. The core values of public trust, customer service, people, communication, and teamwork will be reflected throughout the court system. 

Thornton Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the residents of Thornton, Colorado. The Court has jurisdiction to hear cases that deal with traffic, misdemeanor, animal, and code violations, as well as parking citations. 

Thornton Municipal Court is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays. Closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Presiding Judge

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Judge Sorice, a caucasian woman with brown hair wearing a judges gown behind the judge's bench

Judge Tiffany Sorice has fulfilled the role as Presiding Judge for the City of Thornton since March 7, 2022.  Prior to that, she was the Assistant District Attorney for the 17th Judicial District, consisting of Adams and Broomfield Counties.  Judge Sorice was the Presiding Judge for the City of Westminster where she worked from 2016 to 2021.  She previously was a Chief Trial Attorney with the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office where she worked from 2006 through 2015.  Prior to that, Judge Sorice practiced criminal defense in the private and public sector for seven years.

Judge Sorice is a double alma mater from the University of Tulsa, getting her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1996. and Juris Doctorate in 1998.  Since becoming a judge, she was asked to teach in four districts around Bangladesh for the National Center for State Courts on their Strengthening the Rule of Law program.  She has previously served on boards to include Access Housing, Colorado Municipal Judges Association, Colorado District Attorney's Council, Community Corrections, and Jefferson Academy Charter School.  She also coaches high school mock trial, and is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Municipal Rules of Procedure Committee.

Judge Sorice is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Adams and Broomfield County Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, and Colorado Municipal Judges Association.  

Associate Judges

Thornton Municipal Court has fourteen approved Associate Judges recommended by the Presiding Judge and approved by City Council. They are used by the Court when the Presiding Judge is on vacation or sick leave, attends training, is unable to hear cases where judicial disqualification is appropriate, number of docketed cases set requires a second courtroom to be used, or handling a jury trial session when assistance is needed with the general court session.  

City of Thornton Municipal Judge Complaint

Queja Del Juez Municipal De La Ciudad De Thornton

Frequently Asked Questions