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The Denver Probate Court, sometimes referred to as the 24th Judicial District, encompasses all of the City and County of Denver. The Colorado Constitution Article VI § 9(3) created the Denver Probate Court and defines its jurisdiction. The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over "all matters of probate, settlements of estates of deceased persons, appointment of guardians, conservators and administrators, and settlement of their accounts, the adjudication of the mentally ill, and such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law."



Denver Probate Court
1437 Bannock St. Room 230
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-606-2303
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
The Court is closed on State holidays.  Click here for a list State holidays.

The Denver Probate Court is the court that hears probate issues arising in Denver County.  For counties other than Denver, the probate court is part of the district court of that county. To find a district court , visit "Courts by District."

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Denver Probate Court, per Chief Judge Administrative Order, will hear petitions for Extreme Risk Protection Orders (also known as “ERPO” or Red Flag Law HB 19-1177) that are filed in Denver County.  Click here to view the Joint Order Regarding the Administration of Actions Filed Pursuant to C.R.S. 13-14.5-101 Known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders.  For statewide procedures and forms for ERPO cases click here.  For an informational brochure prepared by the Denver Probate Court summarizing ERPO, click here.  For a grayscale version of this informational brochure click here.  For a list of Community Resources also prepared by the Denver Probate Court and utilized in ERPO cases, click here

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Denver Probate Court Pro Se Resource Center


Provides procedural and general probate information to parties without attorneys.  Probate matters include wills, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. 
1437 Bannock St. - Room 281
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-606-2502 (Cannot return international calls)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Center is closed on State holidays.

To find a different district's self help center, visit "Find a Self Help Center." Please visit Denver District Court for assistance with divorce or allocation of parental responsibility issues or Denver County Court for questions about evictions, small claims, and name changes.  

Instructions and forms (JDF Forms) for the most common probate case types can be found through the Colorado Judicial Branch.  Forms specific to the Denver Probate Court (DPC Forms) can be found on the "Court Forms" page.


Denver Probate Court Pro Se Clinics:

"So Now You Are a Personal Representative"

Local attorneys present an overview of the duties and responsibilities of a personal representative each month.  The attorneys also provide practical tips for completing those responsibilities, including how to set up an estate account, change title to real estate, notify and work with creditors, and work with beneficiaries.

When:  Second Friday of the month; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where:  Room 431 at 1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO.  ***Note the new location!  Exit the elevators to the left on the fourth floor*** 

Clinic dates are subject to volunteer attorney availability, and any cancellations will be posted on this website.


"So Now You Are a Guardian/Conservator"

Denver Probate Court protective proceedings monitors present an overview of the fiduciary duty of a guardian/conservator and help prepare you for the filing of your annual guardian and conservator reports.  This class is recommended for all new guardians and conservators, people considering petitioning the court to be appointed as a guardian or conservator, or appointed guardians and conservators who have difficulty completing their reports each year.

When:  Third Friday of each month; 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Where:  Room 281, 1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO.


"Meet With An Attorney For Free"


Parties who are not represented by counsel can meet with an attorney to discuss their elder law or probate matter on a first-come, first-served non-confidential basis.  Topics may include trusts, estates, wills, guardianships, conservatorships, and powers of attorney.  This is intended to be a one-time informational session with an attorney and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship; parties with complex issues may want to engage the long-term services of an attorney.

When:  Every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (closed on state holidays).  Clinics are subject to the availability of volunteers; cancellations will be posted on this website.

Where: Room 281, 1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO


Power of Attorney & Living Will Clinics (Held Quarterly)

WHEN:  March 3, June 2, September 1, and December 1, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM

WHERE:  Denver Probate Court Self Help Center (Pro Se), 1437 Bannock St. Room 281, Denver, CO 80202



Is a Power of Attorney or Living Will Right for Me?

  • Learn about what Powers of Attorney and Living Wills are and the benefits of completing them.

  • Learn how to choose someone to make medical and financial decisions for you in case you are ever unable to do so in the future.



Volunteer attorneys will help income qualifying individuals complete powers of attorney and living wills.

You must be financially eligible for free legal services to receive help at this part of the clinic. You will be asked to complete a form to check your financial eligibility, so come early.

  • Applicants will be seen on a first come-first serve basis.


To learn more, contact the Denver Probate Court Self Help Center at (303) 606-2502


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