Municipal Court

The Brighton Municipal Court is in session most Tuesdays and Fridays. To ensure the safety of all parties court check-in will be conducted by a mobile device. Please anticipate longer than usual wait times as we work quickly to process each case safely.

If you are ill or unable to appear at your scheduled court date please contact the Municipal Court by email at or you may call (303) 655-2064 to discuss other options to resolve your case. 

Please take time to read this court's continued response to COVID-19:


Purpose and Programs

  • The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of City of Brighton ordinances for traffic cases code enforcement, animal control, and other misdemeanor criminal matters. Other, more serious, criminal matters are handled through the Adams County Court.
  • The Teen Court is a program available to youth, grades 9-12, that allows them to have an active role in the criminal justice system and to mentor at-risk youth in the City of Brighton.

Payment Information

The Brighton Municipal Court accepts payments via the mail by check or money order in person by cash, credit/debit, money order or check and on-line at

Dress Code

You will not be admitted to the Court Room if you are wearing any of the following:
  • Shorts
  • Tank Tops
  • Gang-related clothing
  • Drug-related clothing
  • Clothing with sexually explicit graphics