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Colorado State Court Administrator

Court Records

State office

State Court Administrator

1301 Pennsylvania St, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203-2416

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Colorado’s state court system has three tiers: Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and trial courts (district, county, and water courts). The Supreme Court hears appeals from the Court of Appeals, which in turn hears appeals from the 22 district courts. District courts hold original jurisdiction for most civil and criminal cases, as well as juvenile, probate and domestic relations. County courts hear smaller civil cases, misdemeanors, traffic infractions, and small claims. The Colorado State Court Administrator oversees all courts.

Access to Colorado Court Records

Retrieving Records

Court public records are the responsibility of the Colorado State Court Administrator. The Colorado Judicial Branch does not maintain any online court record service or any record search service. For information or case copies, the clerk of the court in which the action was filed must be contacted in person or by mail. Alternatively, since Colorado court records are public, independent commercial sites may have registers of court cases for civil, small claims, domestic, felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases.


Copies of records can be obtained from the specific clerk of court for a nominal fee. Independent commercial websites maintain case registers for a fee.

Years Available

Colorado State Archives have 1861-1961 Supreme Court records and 1891-1911 Court of Appeals records. The Clerk of Court maintains historical and current case records at each court.