Colorado Judicial Branch

at 2 E 14th Ave, Denver, 80203 United States

Colorado Judicial Branch
2 E 14th Ave
Denver , CO 80203
United States
Contact Phone
P: (720) 625-5000


The Colorado Judicial Branch is a unified court system made up of limited-jurisdiction county courts, general-jurisdiction district courts, and the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Colorado's state court system. The court generally hears appeals from the Court of Appeals, although in some instances individuals can petition the Supreme Court directly regarding a lower court's decision. The Chief Justice serves as the administrative head of the Colorado Judicial Branch. The Colorado Court of Appeals is usually the first court of appeals for decisions from the district courts, Denver Probate Court, and Denver Juvenile Court. The Court of Appeals also reviews decisions of several state administrative agencies. Its determination of an appeal is final unless the Colorado Supreme Court agrees to review the matter. District Courts hear civil cases in any amount, as well as domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, and mental health cases. District court decisions may be appealed to the Colorado Court of Appeals (in some cases directly to the Colorado Supreme Court). County Courts handle civil cases under $15,000, misdemeanors, traffic infractions, felony complaints (which may be sent to district court), protection orders, and small claims. County court decisions may be appealed to the district court. Water Courts, a division of District Courts, have exclusive jurisdiction over cases relating to the determination of water rights, use and administration of water, and all other water matters. There are seven water courts, one in each of the major river basins in Colorado.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 08:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 08:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 08:00- 17:00

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On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, Colorado's General Assembly honored former Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael L. Bender to wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his service to the state during 17 years as a member of the Court, the last three of which he served as Chief Justice. Please visit to read a brief article on the tributes.

Published on 2014-01-14 22:05:25 GMT

Many of Colorado's judicial districts are celebrating National Adoption Day throughout November, with judges and magistrates finalizing the adoption of 152 foster children into permanent families. Adoption Day events across Colorado are being coordinated through the courts, state and local human services departments and other local and state child agencies and advocacy groups. For the full announcement, please see