Municipal Court

Municipal Court

2024 Municipal Court Schedule

General Information:

The Gunnison Municipal Court is located upstairs in the Municipal Building, in the City Council Chambers at 201 West Virginia Avenue. Gunnison Municipal Court operates under Judge James R. McDonald and the Municipal Court Administrator.
Municipal Court Staff

The Court Administrator is available in-person Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on the first floor of the Municipal Building via the Virginia Avenue entrance. You may also call during business hours at 970.641.8170.

Municipal, or City Court, meets approximately twice a month on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 201 West Virginia Avenue in Gunnison. Arraignments are heard first followed by pre-scheduled trials to the court. Jury trials are scheduled as needed.

Municipal Court proceedings are open to the public. Remote observation of proceedings is permitted via Zoom (click here to register).

Individuals appearing in Court for Municipal citations are also permitted to attend arraignments remotely in certain circumstances. A written request, submitted via email to the Court Administrator at, is required.  

Legal Advice Disclaimer

Court clerks and staff are NOT attorneys; they cannot give you legal advice. If you have questions about your best course of action, what plea to enter, your rights, or the consequences of a conviction of the offense for which you are charged, you should contact an attorney. The clerk of court does not have the authority to dismiss citations. 

Si usted habla español, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Esqueda en 970.901.7628.

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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