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Colorado’s newest Judicial District now one step closer to formation

Consultant retained to evaluate fiscal impact on all affected counties: Douglas, Arapahoe, Lincoln, and Elbert.

Posted on May 10, 2022 2022Breaking NewsPublic Safety


Today’s approval by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners of a consulting services contract will assist Douglas, Arapahoe, Lincoln, and Elbert Counties, as well as the 18th Judicial District, with the division of the Eighteenth Judicial District into two separate judicial districts, as provided in Colorado House Bill 20-1026.

Upon full implementation of HB20-1026 on January 1, 2025, the 18th Judicial District will be comprised of Arapahoe County, and the newly formed 23rd Judicial District will be comprised of Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties.

Douglas and Arapahoe County, along with Lincoln, Elbert, and the 18th Judicial District, will work in partnership to support this process over the next few years. This consulting contract will manage the transition for all parties and will include:

The cost of this contract, $193,600, will be shared equally by Douglas and Arapahoe Counties.

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