Ordinance Number 264

An ordinance authorizing the issuance of penalty assessment notices be it ordained by the Board of Trustees for the Town of Deer Trail, Colorado, that: 

Section 1

The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the issuance of penalty assessment as follows: 

Violations Bureau


There is hereby created a Violations Bureau within the Town of Deer Trail Municipal Court. The Court is authorized to establish by Order the procedures by which a person may answer a charge of traffic violations within the Town by paying a fine, pleading guilty in writing, and waiving a hearing through a mail-in process.

Designation of Violations and Penalties.

  1. The Municipal Court is authorized to establish by Order such violations as are appropriate to be handled by the Violations Bureau. The Municipal Court is also authorized to establish by Order the penalties that may be paid at the Violations Bureau without the need for an appearance in Court. The Municipal Court may also authorize a reduction in points assessed if penalties are paid to the Violations Bureau.
  2. The Municipal Court is specifically authorized through the Violations Bureau to process penalty assessment notices for traffic violations consistent with the guidelines contained in C.R.S. § 42-4-1701(5), C.R.S. § 42-4-1709, and 42-2- 127(5.5), as the same may be amended.

Violations Ineligible for Processing by the Violations Bureau.

In no event shall the Violations Bureau be authorized to process any of the following:

  • Offenses resulting in an accident causing personal injury, death, or appreciable damage to the property of another;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Exhibition of speed or speed contest;
  • Compulsory insurance; and
  • Offenses in which the person charged is under the age of eighteen (18).

Right to a Hearing.

Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to disqualify a person from having the right to a hearing and a trial to the extent otherwise permitted by law.

Section 2. 

If any section, subsection, or clause of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, the validity of the remaining sections, subsections, and clauses shall not be affected thereby.

Section 3. Repealer. 

All acts, orders, resolutions, ordinances, or parts thereof, of the Town that are inconsistent or in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent only of such inconsistency or conflict.

Section 4. Recording and Authentication.

Immediately upon its passage, this Ordinance shall be recorded in the Town of Deer Trail Book of Ordinances kept for that purpose, authenticated by the signatures of the Mayor and Clerk, shall be published as required by law.

Section 5. 

Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after final publication.

Adopted and approved this 9th Day of July, 2019.

James Johnson, Mayor
Town of Deer Trail, Colorado

Attest: Candice Reed, Town Clark