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Traffic Summons:

The Westminster Police Department issues all traffic tickets handled by the Westminster Municipal Court. If you have been cited to appear at the Westminster Municipal Court, the court’s name and address will be listed below the signature box on the front of the summons. 

The initial appearance for a traffic summons is set on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.  If you have a schedule conflict and are not available to appear as ordered on your ticket, please contact the court to reschedule your appearance date.  You can have your case rescheduled without a court appearance one time only. You can also appear in person on an earlier date as an add-on to that day's traffic docket any Wednesday at 7:30 am or 8:30 am.

Please contact the Clerk's Office prior to appearing in court if you need the services of an INTERPRETER as one may not be available to assist you on the day you choose to appear.

Many traffic summons can be resolved by payment in advance and do not require a court appearance. 

  • If the Citation Type section reads "Mandatory Appearance," you are required to appear in court on the date and time listed below your signature.  
  • If your summons is marked as "Payable" or "Eligible for Early Payment" you may resolve your case and make your payment online or by phone. By doing so, you will be entering a guilty plea to the indicated charge. If you are receiving a reduction in points, your guilty plea will be to one of the below charges.  Your summons will note the number of points to be assessed against your license.  Fines will also be assessed and additional court costs and processing fees will apply.  Restitution may be ordered in any case and the City Prosecutor will have 45 days to determine the final amount, if any, unless an extension is granted for good cause.  By entering a plea and resolving your case without appearing in court, you will waive the rights outlined here. If your summons notes that you will receive a point reduction, a lesser charge will be reported to the DMV as follows:   
    • 4 points - Disobeyed Stop Sign (Model Traffic Code section 703)
    • 2 points - Drove a Defective or Unsafe Vehicle (Model Traffic Code section 202(1))
    • 1 point - Defective Headlight (Model Traffic Code section 205)

By choosing to pay and not appear in court, you are pleading guilty to the charge and the points will be assessed against your driving history.

Certain traffic violations may carry criminal penalties, such as the imposition of jail time.  These charges include, but are not limited to, No Proof of Insurance, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Speed Contest, and Speeding (25 miles per hour or more above the speed limit).

If you have been charged with not having proof of insurance, you will be required to show proof that your insurance was valid at the date and time when the ticket was issued. 

  • If the only charge on your ticket is No Proof of Insurance, and your vehicle was insured at the date and time of the violation, you may resolve your case without appearing in court.  Please mail in a letter from your insurance carrier (letterhead required) that shows that your policy was valid at the day and time of the violation. The clerk will verify the information provided. If the information is confirmed your ticket will be dismissed and you will not be required to appear.  It is your responsibility to confirm whether or not your ticket has been dismissed before your scheduled court date. 
  • If you did not have insurance at the time you received the ticket, you must appear in court. 
  • If the No Proof of Insurance is not the only charge on your ticket, you must appear in court. 

Failure to pay or appear in court on your scheduled court date may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. Other penalties may also be imposed, such as imposition of additional fees, points against your driving record, referral to a private collections agency, and/or incarceration. 

Parking Summons:


Effective February 14th, 2023 The Community Development Department's Parking and Curbside Management staff will issue and administer all parking citations in the City of Westminster.  For questions or more information, please follow this link to the Parking and Curbside Management webpage. 



Parking summons can be resolved by full payment on or before the appearance date listed on the front of the summons and do not require a court appearance. 

You may contest the violation(s) within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the date of issuance of the ticket. In order to contest the ticket you are required to appear in person at the Clerk’s Office, at which time a hearing before the court will be set for a later date.  

Failure to pay or appear within 21 days of the date of issuance of the summons will result in the referral to a private collections agency and the waiver of your right to contest the charge.  

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at 303-658-2250. 

Traffic and Parking Summons documents