Payment of all fines, costs, fees and restitution is due and payable in full immediately upon plea of guilty or finding of guilty.
The court receives payments for both traffic and criminal summonses and complaints, parking summonses, jury fees, court and warrant costs, and for restitution. Information regarding payment options is printed on the back of the summons or parking summons.
A traffic or criminal summons may be resolved by a written plea of guilty and payment by mail if the officer has marked a payable amount on the front of the summons form. (Either Box B - Payable / No Appearance or Box C - Traffic Charges Eligible for Early Payment - is marked on the summons). Full payment and the summons signed by you on the back must be received by mail or in person by 4:30 p.m. on the Court business day BEFORE your court appearance date indicated on the summons. If you choose to appear on your appearance date, the original points and additional costs are assessed. The court is closed on Fridays and holidays. If there is no payment amount indicated, the summons is not payable and a court appearance is required. (Box A - Mandatory Appearance - is marked on the summons).
By paying the fine instead of appearing in court, you give up all legal rights to which you are entitled. Payment is a plea of guilty to the offense(s) charged. The Division of Motor Vehicle may assess penalty points against your driving record. If you do not wish to plead guilty, you should appear on your court date.
Court costs are added to all payments made on or after the court date. Additional costs or fees will be assessed if the bank returns a check, or if you fail to appear in court. Failure to appear in court may result in a warrant and you could be taken into custody at any time. An outstanding warrant may result in the cancelation of your Colorado Driver's License.
Payments By Mail: Full payment and the summons signed by you on the back must be received by mail or in person by 4:30 p.m. on the Court business day BEFORE your appearance date indicated on the front of the summons. Sign the back of the summons indicating that you are pleading guilty. Make check or money order payable to the City of Westminster for the total amount due as indicated on the summons. To ensure proper credit, write your summons number on your check or money order. Please keep a copy for your records. DO NOT SEND CASH.
Payment By Credit Card: Call 303-658-2250 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We are closed Friday and holidays.
Payment In Person: Appear at the Westminster Municipal Court, 3030 Turnpike Drive, Westminster, CO between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We are closed Friday and holidays.
The following schedule shall be enforced if full payment cannot be made:
- $125 or less: Due at the time of plea or sentencing and within 24 hours ($15 Stay of Execution fee assessed if not paid at time of court).
- $126 - $250: $125 minimum is amount due the day of plea or sentencing and the balance will be due in 2 weeks
- $251 or more: Defendant may make application for a Stay of Execution with the collection supervisor and payments may be scheduled after review of all pertinent paperwork is filed, reviewed and a court order granting payments is authorized ($15 Stay of Execution fee assessed if not paid at time of court).
- $15 Stay of Execution fee assessed (if not paid at time of court)
Paperwork necessary and mandatory to complete a Stay of Execution includes:
- W2 form for previous year
- Tax return for previous year
- Previous two pay stubs
- Gas & electric bill
- Aid For Dependant Children (AFDC)
- Social Security benefits (SSI)
- Child support payments (paid by or received by you)
- Rental agreement or proof of mortgage
- Previous two bank statements (checking & savings)
- Any other form of income
- Unemployment benefits
- Workers compensation benefits
- Social service information
- Trash bill
- Water bill
Those that are truly indigent may be assigned to work a number of hours of community service for a non-profit agency.
If you are under 18 years of age, living with your parent or guardian, you must provide the above documents to substantiate your parents' or guardians' income.