Docket Information & Virtual Appearances

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In-Person Hearings

Court hearings will be held by in person appearance on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Trials to the Court, Jury Trials, and other designated hearings (Evidentiary, Contempt of Court, Fact Finding, ID Hearing, Jury Conference, Restitution Hearing and Sentencing) are also held in-person.

Remote Appearance - Virtual Hearings

Most cases set on a Monday are heard by remote appearance. These matters are generally minor traffic or individuals facing a hardship to appear in person. 

To appear by video using Zoom, you will need to have an electronic device with an internet connection. The preferred method by the Judge is the use of an iPad/tablet, laptop, smart phone, or computer that has a webcam/built-in camera with sound and video.

You may reference the Zoom remote hearing instructions below for more information. (Puede consultar las instrucciones de audición remota de Zoom para obtener más información.) Per the Judge, audio call only is available but not preferred method of use. Please be sure to test your connection and audio well in advance of your hearing.

You can join a test meeting on Zoom's website. First time users may be prompted to download the Zoom software, and should plan accordingly.

Please email the Court at TMCContact@ThorntonCO.gov to provide your citation number, name, date of birth, and email address to receive the hearing instructions. Please read the Advisement of Rights form (available in both English and Spanish) in the related links section and/or watch the Rights Advisal Video prior to your hearing. If you are unable to participate in a virtual remote hearing, please contact the court for further instructions.

Walk-In Sessions

Walk-ins are welcome on any Monday (virtually by calling the Court) or Tuesday or Thursday in person between the hours of 8:00 - 10:00 AM. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian when appearing in municipal court, and parents may not represent or act as attorney for their child.

Virtual Dockets / Live Streaming Coverage Of Proceedings 

Virtual dockets are currently being held primarily on Mondays, mainly for traffic matters and individuals who cannot appear in-person. The dockets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are in-person. All dockets are open to the public either by contacting the Court on a Monday to obtain the Zoom information for that day or appearing in person at the Court during normally scheduled docket time. 

In an effort to continue to promote public access, any individual requesting to observe a criminal proceeding remotely or appear virtually may complete a Request to Observe Criminal Proceedings Remotely or Appear Virtually form below for the judicial officer to consider. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, all parties and counsel are required to appear in person for all hearings unless they request, and are granted, a remote appearance, Please reference Judicial Order 2023-4 [PDF/81KB] for more information.