District Attorney


“Due to COVID-19 concerns, the District Attorney’s Office is working remotely and will not be conducting any in-person business.

Please call 970-565-3788 to make arrangements for assistance or email dainfo@co.montezuma.co.us. We will be checking voicemails and emails daily.

Copies or photos of Motions, Victim Impact Statements, or other documents can be emailed to dainfo@co.montezuma.co.us, mailed to 109 W. Main St Ste 303 Cortez, CO 81321, or dropped in our box in the lobby of Social Services.

Diversion payments can be made online, mailed, or dropped in our box in Social Services.”

22nd Judicial District - Office of the District Attorney
District Attorney Seal The District Attorney is elected by voters in two counties: Montezuma and Dolores. These counties comprise the Twenty-second Judicial District of Colorado. The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases within the District and works closely with law enforcement agencies in both counties. The District Attorney’s office is comprised of the elected District Attorney, Deputy DAs, Investigator, Legal Assistants, and the Victim Witness Unit and Victim Compensation Programs. The Victim Witness Unit is available to help crime victims understand the legal system and their rights, and is managed by the District Attorney’s office.  Victim Witness services include accompanying victims on court appearances, notifying victims of court dates, and additional related support services.  The Victim Witness Unit is located in the District Attorney’s office and can be reached by phoning (970) 565-1147.
Please Note!
The Victim Compensation Program is also located in the District Attorney’s office but is not managed by the DA. Please visit the Victim Compensation Program page for additional information, or phone (970) 564-2755 for questions regarding Victim Compensation in Montezuma and Dolores Counties.


  • To file a protection order or restraining order first inquire at County Court and file a report.
  • To file a criminal complaint start with your local law enforcement agency and file a report.
  • To file a formal complaint against a local agency it is recommended that you first contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
  • For assistance with legal matters when you do not have an attorney, you can contact the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator. Contact Richard “Rico” Gallegos, 601 North Mildred, Cortez, CO, or call 970-565-1328 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours for the District Attorney’s Office:

  • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Contact DISTRICT ATTORNEY 22nd Judicial District

Matthew Margeson, District Attorney
DISTRICT ATTORNEY 22nd Judicial District
109 West Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3788
FAX: (970) 565-9396

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm


District Attorney

Matthew Margeson
Contact Montezuma County District Attorney
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