Municipal Court


Centennial Municipal Court handles traffic penalties, animal violations, municipal code and zoning code violations.

Court Arraignments

Please click on the button below to join the virtual court arraignment on your scheduled date and time which is located on your citation.

Join a Virtual Court Arraignment

To schedule a walk-in appointment to speak with a Court Clerk to obtain records, ask questions about your ticket, etc. The Prosecutor and Judge will not be available. If you’re wanting to appear for a virtual court date, you must book a Court Arraignment appointment.

Schedule a Walk-in Appointment

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Arraignment dates are on the blue copy of the ticket.

If you received a ticket you must:

  • Pay the penalty assessment within twenty days of receiving the ticket, or
  • Appear in court on your scheduled date to answer the charge(s) on this date.

At your arraignment, you will be given an opportunity to read your rights, before you meet with the prosecuting Attorney. Once this meeting is completed, you will be sent to the Courtroom to enter your plea before the Judge. Fines and fees rendered by the Judge are due and payable immediately.

If the date on your ticket is on the weekend or holiday, or if for any reason the Courthouse is closed, your appearance is the next court business day.

A Bench trial is a trial before the Judge which requires an orderly presentation of evidence, including testimony, and is followed by the Judge’s ruling.

Prior to your trial, it is recommended you read the ordinance(s) of which you are being charged. The Court can supply subpoenas to ensure production of evidence and the appearance of witnesses, should you need them. It is your responsibility to have subpoenas served. You cannot personally serve them.

Please refer to the pamphlet entitled Your Day in Court available from the Municipal Court, for any other information or questions you may have regarding your trial.

If you are found guilty at trial, all fines and costs are due the day of Court.

Search Centennial Municipal Court records online.

You can view current and prior violations such as traffic penalties, animal violations, municipal code and zoning code violations, view scheduled arraignments and make online payments for most violations.

You will need one of the following combinations of information:

  • Citation Number and Date of Birth Driver’s
  • License Number, Driver’s License State, and Date of Birth
  • Vehicle License Plate Number and Registration State
  • First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth

Search Court Records

View/Search Centennial Municipal Court Records.

For more information, please contact the Centennial Municipal Court at 303-754-3380.

Other Resources

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Open Records Portal.

Should you fail to appear for a scheduled court date, the Court may enter a finding of Guilty by Default.

Should your fines and costs not be paid in a timely manner you may be referred to a collection agency.

The Centennial Municipal Court will notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of outstanding Court judgments. Should you be stopped for any reason, you could be arrested for driving under suspension.

 Did you get a ticket? Make your payment online or explore your other options.

If you choose to pay your fine within the 20 days of issuance of your ticket, you must pay the fine amount listed on the ticket.

Pay Online

Fines and costs imposed by the court are due and payable on your court date.

Sentencing & Fines

The fine amount listed on your ticket is the actual fine you should pay.

Fines are not adjusted. Centennial Municipal Ordinance allows driving privilege penalty points to be reduced if paid not later than 20 days after you receive the ticket. The City will reduce the points associated with your violation as follows:

  • 6 pts reduced to a 4 point “speeding 10-19-over” MTC 1101
  • 4 pts reduced to a 2 point “defective vehicle” MTC 202
  • 3 pts reduced to a 1 point “defective headlamp” MTC 205
  • 2 pts reduced to a 1 pt “defective headlamp: MTC 205

Be sure to read the back of your ticket if you have any questions regarding mail in payments. Fines and costs imposed by the Court are due and payable on your court date.

Court-Ordered Classes

Centennial Municipal Court utilizes court-ordered classes for:

  • Teens and Tobacco
  • Teen Discovery
  • Level I and Level II Defensive Driving Classes
  • Dog Obedience

The court also offers additional court mandated courses that may not be listed here.

NCTI of Colorado
Offices only, no classes at this location
333 W. Hampden Ave., Suite 415
Englewood, CO 80110

Classes are provided at the following locations:

I.S.A.E. Court Related Education Programs
850 E. 73rd Ave., Ste. 1A
Denver, CO 80229
Ph: 303-433-1900
Fx: 303-455-6012