The Seventh Judicial has an Account Clerk (AC) located in the Montrose County Justice Center. The function of the clerk is to handle the overall Courts’ Financial Management System and to assure that matters in individual cases are being processed correctly. The AC does not handle the receipting for funds or daily operations of the financial systems in the court locations. The AC reviews the operations to make sure that such funds are being properly receipted. The AC handles all the monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and yearly reporting for the seven court locations of the district. The position also handles any exceptions that appear on the various automated financial reports available in the Courts’ Financial Management System. The AC balances all registry accounts at least monthly.
One of the primary functions performed by the Account Clerk is the processing and distribution of restitution funds collected by the various courts to victims in criminal matters. The AC processes these matters at least weekly, but are more than likely distributed as soon as the cash is paid or check clears which is based on fiscal rules.
The AC has the responsibility to distribute child support payments that are made by cash. Other child support payments made to the courts are distributed directly by the individual Clerks of Court.
The AC also makes all other disbursements from funds collected by the courts. These would include fees, fines and costs that are paid into the court’s registry. These go to the Colorado State Treasurer, Counties and local law enforcement or other locations ordered by the courts or outlined in statutes or rules.
The AC is the primary advisor to the Judicial District Administrator and Clerks of Court on financial matters related to the Courts’ Management Financial System and tare also the primary Courts’ Management Financial System trainers for the district.
Contact the Account Clerk at (970) 252-4300.
Interpreters can be found by contacting the various court offices or the Office of the Judicial District Administrator.