In Colorado, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.
Limited jurisdiction courts include Municipal Courts, which handle violations of city and town ordinances. Limited jurisdiction trial courts include County Courts, which are responsible for misdemeanors, traffic infractions, felony complaints, protection orders, civil cases under $15,000, and small claims cases.
District Courts are the general jurisdiction trial courts, which handle civil cases of all amounts, domestic relations, divorces, criminal felony, juvenile, and probate cases. Probate cases include all matters of probate, settlements of estates of deceased persons, appointment of guardians, conservators and administrators, and settlement of their accounts, the adjudication of the mentally ill. The State of Colorado is divided into 22 judicial districts; each has a District Court.
Colorado also has seven Water Courts to oversee water rights cases. Denver County has its own Juvenile Court and Probate Court.
For court dockets and to access all county and district court sites, use the "Court Dockets" link. For court recods, the Colorado Judicial Branch recommends CoCourts.com and Background Information Services (BIS). We list both.
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|Court Dockets | All Counties |
Start here to search for Colorado county and district courts and access docket searches. Select a county and then click on "Dockets" in the left-hand column.
|Court Records | BIS Pay Site|
The Colorado Judicial Branch recommends this Background Information Services (BIS) service to search for court records in all Colorado counties.
|Court Records | CoCourts.com Pay Site|
Use this Colorado Judicial Branch recommended service to search court records in all Colorado counties. Requires registration and a fee per search.
|Denver County | Case Records & Calendars |
Denver County Court case record search and court calendars.
|Boulder County | Court Records |
Court case reports and dockets for the Boulder County 20th Judicial District Court.
|Boulder County | Dockets |
Boulder County 20th Judicial District combined court dockets.
|Colorado Appeals Court Opinions |
Browse the Colorado Court of Appeals opinions by date.
|Colorado Supreme Court Opinions |
Browse the Colorado Supreme Court opinions by date.
|Colorado U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Court Records Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Colorado bankruptcies. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type. Provides dockets and documents.
|Colorado U.S. District PACER Civil and Criminal Court Records Pay Site|
Register with the PACER system to search the U.S. District Court of Colorado PACER system for Federal civil & criminal court records.
|Denver County Traffic Counts |
Search for traffic counts by name of street or date in Denver, Colorado. Gives date of record, peak traffic hour volumes, direction of traffic, and overall traffic volume for that day.
Do a comprehensive background search of over 500 million court, inmate, corrections, offender, and fugitive records.