Cortez District Court

See Cortez District Court location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Cortez District Court
109 West Main Street, Cortez, Colorado, 81321
(970) 565-1111
(970) 565-8516

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Cortez Municipal Court 0 miles
Montezuma County Court 1 miles
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Dolores County Combined Courts 34 miles
Dolores District Court 34 miles
Rico Municipal Court 39 miles
Durango Municipal Court 39 miles
Durango District Court 39 miles
La Plata County Courthouse 39 miles

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What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.