La Junta Municipal Court

The La Junta Municipal Court is responsible for processing citations issued in violation of city ordinances. Citations are issued by the La Junta Police Department.

Case variety includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  1. Traffic offenses within the city limits
  2. Criminal misdemeanors
  3. Municipal Code violations

La Junta Municipal Court is located in the City Building at 601 Colorado Avenue. Our phone number is (719)363-1246. We do not handle summonses for County Court. Please check your summons. For Otero County Court information, please click here.

For information on paying fines and court costs, please click on the Payment Options tab in the menu at the top of the page.

Our hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Court sessions convene on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

We are closed on New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday) and Christmas.

Court staff

Judge: Douglas R. Manley
Court Administrator/Clerk: Lisa Gossman-Steeves

Please note that all questions outside of court need to be directed to the clerk. The judge is not available to discuss cases outside of court.

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