The City of Greeley has its own set of ordinances, code or rules which are separate from those enacted by the State of Colorado. The Greeley Police, University of Northern Colorado Campus Police, Animal Control, or other city departments can issue a ticket or summons concerning these local laws. If you receive a summons for one of these crimes, you will be required to appear in the Greeley Municipal Court. A violation of these ordinances can even result in an arrest. These tickets are still related to criminal offenses and can lead to a sentence of incarceration in the Weld County Jail.
Greeley Municipal offenses fall under the following categories:
- Offenses By or Against Public Officers and Government
- Offenses Against the Person
- Offenses Against Public Decency
- Offenses Against Public Peace
- Offenses Related to Controlled Substances
- Offenses Against Property
- Offenses By or Against Minors
- Prohibited Residency of Sex Offenders
- Traffic Offenses
- Animal Violations
Greeley Municipal Court Location
The Greeley Municipal Court is located at:
1122 11th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80631
The contact information for the Greeley Municipal Court is:
Telephone: (970) 350-9230
Fax: (970) 350-9231
Classification of Violations and Sentencing Ranges
Most Greeley Municipal violations are misdemeanor offenses or traffic offenses. Either of these offenses can be punished by up to one year in the Weld County Jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Cases related to misdemeanor or traffic offenses require appearances in the Greeley Municipal Court, and may result in a long-term criminal record.
A few of the violations are considered misdemeanor infractions, traffic infractions, or parking infractions, which are punishable by fines up to $500. Misdemeanor, traffic, or parking infractions can be handled through court appearances at the Greeley Municipal Court or the ticketed person can simply enter a plea and pay the associated fines listed on the ticket by the designated date instead of going to court.
Penalty for Unpaid Fines and Costs
If a person takes a plea deal or is sentenced to pay fines to the Court, and neglects to do so, the Greeley Municipal Court judge can sentence that person to 1 day in the Weld County Jail for every $25 that is owed. The incarceration period cannot exceed 90 days for one offense. However, if you have multiple offenses as separate cases with separate sentences, this limit would not necessary keep you from spending more than 90 days in jail.