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2nd Judicial District / Denver County
Unlike all other judicial districts in Colorado the Second Judicial District does not have a combined court. Denver has separate courts, meaning different case types are filed in different courts. Denver Courts are located in both the City and County Building and the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse. The Denver District Court (civil and domestic matters), County Court (civil matters), Probate Court and Traffic Court are all located in the City and County Building. The Denver Criminal Court (district and county) and Denver Juvenile Court can be found in the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse.
The District Court handles the following types of cases: civil, including dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental responsibilities cases. District Court also handles protection orders when the issues arise between the parties in a dissolution of marriage (divorce) or allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) case.
The Civil Division of the County Court handles the following types of cases: evictions, name changes, replevins and foreign judgments, protection orders, and money suits in which the claim does NOT exceed $15,000.00.
County Court also handles traffic violations and some criminal cases (municipal ordinance violations, petty offenses, and misdemeanors).
For additional information about Denver County Court please visit their website.
The Denver Probate Court handles the following types of cases: all matters of probate, settlements of estates of deceased persons, appointment of guardians, conservators and administrators, and settlement of their accounts, and the adjudication of the mentally ill.
For additional information about Denver Probate Court please visit their website.
The Denver Juvenile Court handles the following types of cases: paternity, adoptions, child support, grandparent visitation, expungements, dependency and neglect, truancy, and delinquency cases. Litigants may also file to have custody issues addressed in the Juvenile Court if there is a pre-existing child support or paternity case.
For additional information about Denver Juvenile Court please visit their website.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has initial jurisdiction, with exceptions, over appeals from the Colorado District Courts, Denver Probate Court, and Denver Juvenile Court. In addition, the Court of Appeals has specific appellate jurisdiction over decisions originating from a number of state administrative boards and agencies, including the Industrial Claim Appeals Office. Reviews of the Court of Appeals’ decisions are directed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
The Colorado Supreme Court & Court of Appeals are located at: 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203.
For more information about the Colorado Court of Appeals, please visit their website.
For more information about the Colorado Supreme Court, please visit their website.
Free Childcare during Court Business
Free child care is available for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years at the Denver Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center, located at 270 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. Please do not bring your children with you to Court or the Pro Se Center as we strive to maintain a quiet environment for litigants to conduct business.
For more information, please call 720-865-9930.
Pro Se/Self-Help Center Information
If you have a family law case (DR case numbers) and don’t have an attorney; or would like to seal a criminal record and you don’t have an attorney, click here for more information.
***Beginning July 14th, 2016 the Denver District Court Self-Help Center will be offering "Ask a Lawyer" sessions for divorce and custody/allocation of parental responsibilities cases every 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month from 11:00am to 1:00pm. These are walk-in sessions provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and will last 15 minutes per person. If interested, please check-in in Room 281 at the main counter.***
*For other case types, please click here to find the appropriate center to assist you.
To request documents from a case file click here. Otherwise, documents from a Denver District Court Case may be obtained by going to the Records Department in person at 1437 Bannock Street, Room 38, Denver, CO 80202.
Denver City & County Bldg (Civil Matters)
1437 Bannock Street
Room 256 (Clerk's Office) Room 431 (Jury)
Denver, CO 80202
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Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse (Criminal Matters)
520 West Colfax Avenue
Room 135 (Clerk's Office), Room 100 (Jury)
Denver, CO 80204
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