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Denver Probate Court
2nd/24th Colorado Judicial District

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."

COURT INFORMATION:                                                                                                                   Denver Probate Court                                                                                                                 City and County Building                                                                                                                           1437 Bannock St. Room 230                                                                                                                     Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-606-2303
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.             

The Court is closed on State holidays.  Click here for a list State holidays.

The Court will be closed on November 25th, 2022.

Directions/Map 

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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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2022-01 link

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER REGARDING PROCEDURES FOR RECEIVING COMPLAINTS OF JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT FROM PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO ARE NOT AN EMPLOYEE,  VOLUNTEER, OR CONTRACTOR OF THE COLORADO JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

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VIRTUAL COURTROOM HEARING INFORMATION 

If you have a scheduled hearing by phone or video with the Denver Probate Court (also known as a “virtual courtroom” hearing), click here for instructions on how to participate by videoconference or telephone.  (These instructions DO NOT apply to JDF 712 "Notice of Hearing Without Appearance," at which your attendance is NOT required or expected.) 

Webex Training for Court Hearing Participants:

The Colorado Judicial Branch is now offering Webex training for attorneys and all court hearing participants.  The training is available 24/7 and provides support in four main areas:

  1. Guidelines for successful participation (tips and things not to do)
  2. Experiencing the WebEx room (tour of the room and features)
  3. Different ways to join (Dial in, mobile device, computer, and court call them)
  4. Interpreting services

To get started, click the following link: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/VirtualSessions/story.html

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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 230 (note 070820 room # change)
Denver, CO 80202   Directions/Map   
Phone: 303-606-2303 (Cannot return international calls)                              Email: DPCSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

 

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How: People without attorneys that wish to participate in the "Meet With An Attorney For Free" clinic should fill out this form and email it to dpcselfhelp@judicial.state.co.us, or may provide their information to the Self Help Center over the telephone before meeting with the volunteer attorney. 

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders

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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Information specific to Denver County Court, Denver Juvenile Court or Denver District Court is as follows:

You may also visit www.courts.state.co.us for additional information on current Colorado State Judicial Announcements, Closures, and Delays and/or follow @CoCourts on Twitter.

 

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