June 24, 2019

New Colorado State Court Filing Fees Going Into Effect July 1

The schedule of filing fees, costs, and surcharges in Colorado state courts has been issued by State Judicial, with an effective date of July 1, 2010.

The schedule shows fees for the following Colorado courts:

  • County court (civil, criminal, and small claims);
  • District court (civil, criminal, domestic relations, juvenile, and probate);
  • Water court;
  • Colorado Court of Appeals; and
  • Colorado Supreme Court.

The schedule also details proceedings in which no fees are assessed, such as mental health proceedings; workers’ compensation filings; and proceedings regarding a dependent or neglected child or a child’s relinquishment or delinquency; among others.

Surcharges for miscellaneous county and district court services, such as photocopying, faxing, and transcription duplication, have also been revised.

As we previously reported, county clerk and recorder fees also increase tomorrow.

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  1. Leo Wotan says:

    Are court filing fees and other fees and costs passed by the elected legislature or, if not, then by whom are they generated? Does the Bar or the public ever have a chance for input into the fee structure? Thanks for any answers.

  2. Good question. We checked in with CBA’s Director of Legislative Relations, Michael Valdez, and learned:

    Yes. Very simply stated, court fees are set by the legislature. A specific bill is required to be introduced, passed, and signed into law. In terms of opportunity to be heard, all members of the public, including the CBA, have an opportunity to be heard at the legislature.

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