Office of the Municipal Public Defender

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Welcome to the Denver Office of the Municipal Public Defender. Our primary focus is to provide legal representation to defendants who face jail time for violating municipal ordinances in the Denver County Court System. Our office has been in operation since January 1, 2015 and is overseen by the City's Chief Municipal Public Defender. The creation of this office ensures that the City and County of Denver is on the same level with other progressive municipalities providing quality in-house Public Defense services for indigent citizens.

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Applying during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Please submit your application by mail, fax, or e-mail. The forms below can be printed out and completed by hand, or they can be filled out digitally with Adobe Acrobat Reader to be e-mailed to our office. If you need to pick up or drop off an application in person, please use the drop box located outside of Suite 500.

We now offer a web-based application that you can fill out below.


Para solicitar durante la pandémica de COVID-19:

Haga el favor de entregar su solicitud por medio de correo, fax, o correo electrónico (“email”).  Se puede imprimir las formas siguientes y llenarlas por escrito, o se puede llenarlas digitalmente usando Adobe Acrobat Reader para poder enviarlas por correo electrónico a nuestra oficina.   Si usted tiene que recoger las formas o dejarlas en persona, por favor use el buzón que se encuentra en la entrada de la oficina, sala 500. 

Ahora ofrecemos una solicitud basada en la web que puede complar a continuacion.




PDF Applications to Print or Email:


Please Know:

For cases that the Office of the Municipal Public Defender does not represent please see the Colorado State Public Defender or contact 303-620-4999.

If you have an active warrant we cannot process your application until it is cleared. Please contact the warrants office to figure out your next steps: 720-337-0062.

Our Office doesn't handle Juvenile cases. Please contact 720-337-0520.

For general case questions please call 720-337-0410.

For Civil cases please contact 720-865-7840.

Felony and/or Misdemeanor Probation Supervision in Denver County: Website Or call (303) 607-7104.

Denver County Probation Department 720-913-8300.


1437 Bannock Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: (720) 865-2840
Fax: (720) 865-2859