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Denver Probate Court

               

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, 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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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

 


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
Phone: 303-606-2502 (Cannot return international calls)                              Email: DPCSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us

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.  Sessions are currently cancelled.  Please check this website for further updates.**

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.

Please note that all "So Now You Are A Personal Representative" sessions are currently cancelled.  Please check this website for further updates.

Please see "Meet With An Attorney For Free" below for guidance on this option.

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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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"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.  Sessions are currently cancelled.  Please check this website for future updates.**

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

Please note that all "So Now You Are A Guardian/Conservator" sessions are cancelled though August 31, 2020.  Please check this website for further updates.

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"Power of Attorney and Living Will Presentation and Clinic"

WHEN:    Sessions are currently cancelled

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

STEP ONE: ATTEND THE 1:00 PM PRESENTATION

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.

STEP TWO: INCOME QUALIFYING  INDIVIDUALS MAY STAY FOR THE 2:00 PM WORKSHOP

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 served basis.

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To learn more, contact the Denver Probate Court Self Help Center at (303) 606-2502 or DPCSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us

 

**Please note that all "So Now You Are A Personal Representative" and "So Now You Are A Guardian/Conservator" sessions are currently cancelled.  Please check this website for further updates.**

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