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Chaffee County, CO Court System Information

Chaffee County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,809. The county seat is Salida.

Court District
The Chaffee County Court is a trial court in Chaffee County and is within Colorado’s 11th Judicial District.

Chaffee County, CO Court Overview

The following courts are located in Chaffee County, Colorado. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Colorado 11th Judicial District Court
  2. Chaffee County Court, Colorado

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
Chaffee Combined Court
142 Crestone Avenue
P.O. Box 279
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-2561
Fax: 719-539-6281
Email: [email protected]

Colorado 11th Judicial District Court

District Court Judges

Patrick W Murphy, District Court Chief Judge
11th Judicial District Judge
Phone: 719-539-2561

Stephen A. Groome, Judge
11th Judicial District Judge
Phone: 719-836-2940

Ramsey L. Lama. Judge
11th Judicial District Judge
Phone: 719-204-2214

Lynette M. Wenner, Judge
11th Judicial District Judge
Phone: 719-204-2231

Chaffee County Court, Colorado

Chaffee County Court Judge

William P. Alderton, Chaffee County Judge
Phone: 719-539-6031


  1. Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and permanent protection order hearings.
  2. Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders and hearings on emergency risk protection orders.
  3. Crim.P. Rule 5 advisement for incarcerated persons and the initial setting of bail.
  4. Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke probation involving an incarcerated defendant.
  5. Proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants including bond-related matters and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals.
  6. Detention hearings for juvenile delinquency cases.
  7. Shelter hearings in dependency and neglect cases or other juvenile proceedings.
  8. Petitions for appointment of an emergency guardian and/or special conservator.
  9. Hearings on motions to restrict parenting time and parental abduction prevention.
  10. Emergency mental health proceedings.

Chaffee County, CO County Clerk & Recorder

Lori Mitchell, County Clerk & Recorder
104 Crestone
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-4004
Fax: 719-539-8588
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Salida Office:
104 Crestone Ave.
PO Box 699
Salida CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-4004
Fax: 719-539-8588

Buena Vista Office:
112 Linderman Ave.
Buena Vista CO 81211

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-395-8296
Fax: 719-395-5625

Motor Vehicle Branch Office:
112 Linderman Avenue
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: 719-395-8296
Fax: 719-395-5625
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Responsibilities & Services:

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for issuing and recording marriage licenses, recording all real estate transactions, issuing liquor licenses, registering voters, conducting all primary general and county elections and, when contracted, municipal, school district and special district elections. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office also is an agent of the state for the titling and registration of motor vehicles.

Chaffee County Recording Department

104 Crestone
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-530-5602
Assessor’s Office: 719-539-4016

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