Why can't I find my citation?
The citation/ticket may not be entered into the system. Citations take up to 7 business days (or longer in some instances) to be entered as they come from the Arapahoe County Sheriff Records Unit. Please be patient and check back in a couple of days.
Why isn't my citation payable online?
If your citation is labeled a SUMMONS, then it is considered a MANDATORY APPEARANCE and therefore, you will have to appear on the court date/time that is listed on your summons and cannot pay prior.
Where can I pay my ticket?
Accepted payment methods are online through municipalonlinepayments.com/centennialco (preferred), calling in to 303-325-8000, or mailing your payment in along with your ticket to the court. Click here for more information.
Can I speak to the Judge and/or Prosecutor prior to my court date?
No. You will have to appear during your scheduled court date/time in order to speak with them.
Is my ticket not valid since it is not signed?
A traffic citation is still valid whether or not the police officer has you sign it. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, rather an acknowledgment that you have gotten the ticket and promise to appear in court.
How do I pay my Red Light Camera citation?
The City of Centennial does not have Red Light Cameras. Please contact the city where the citation was received.
How do I pay my RTD citation?
RTD citations are made payable to the county courthouse of the county you received the citation. If you received the citation in Centennial, please contact the Arapahoe County Courthouse.
How can I obtain a Marriage License?
Marriage Licenses can be obtained at Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorders office.
Can I take a class to get all my points removed?
No. If you are wanting more points reduced from your ticket than what is outlined, you will have to appear on the court date/time that is listed on your citation and speak with the Prosecutor. We do not offer traffic classes in lieu of points.
What happens if I miss my court date?
You will receive a one-time Courtesy Continuance Notice of a new arraignment date and time for both Penalty Assessment and a Mandatory Appearance. If you received a Penalty Assessment, you will be able to pay your fine until the date of the second arraignment, however, you forfeit the ability to have points be reduced/amended. If you received a Summons, you are required to appear. Failure to appear to the continued court date will result in a judgement on your driver’s license.
How can I file an entry of appearance?
The Centennial Municipal Court accepts faxed and emailed entries of appearance. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 303-754-3389.
Do I need to bring an attorney?
You are not required to bring an attorney, however, it is your right to hire an attorney to represent you in your case. You can represent yourself if you chose to do so.
If I am under 18, do I have to appear with a parent/guardian?
Yes. A parent/legal-guardian must appear in court with you.
What charges does your court NOT handle?
We primarily handle traffic cases, animal cases, and code enforcement cases. We do not handle expired tags citations, no proof of insurance citations, probate cases, child custody/support cases, or domestic violence cases.
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