Colorado Rules & Forms

Small Claims

Court:  Colorado residents file small claims cases in the Small Claims Division of the County Court.

Claim Limit:  $7,500.00

Answer Period:  Defendant can file an answer any time on or before the trial date.

Attorney Representation: Attorneys can appear if they are a party to the action or if they are a full time employee or corporate officer of a party.  If one party is permitted to have an attorney, the other side can be represented by one as well.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases cannot be filed in small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Jury trials not permitted.

Statutes of Limitations  (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 2 years
– Personal Property: 2 years

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