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Denver District Court Pro Se/Self-Help Center

Denver District Court, in conjuction with Denver County Court, Denver Probate Court and Denver Juvenile Court, is hosting a FREE LEGAL RESOURCE DAY on Thursday, October 27th, 2022. Click here for more information on Legal Resource Day. 

FREE Virtual Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic! This service is by appointment only and consists of a 15 to 30 minute consultation. Click here for more information about scheduling an appointment.


Denver District Court operations are slowly returning to pre-COVID standards, and have returned to primarily in person appearances. You may verify your court date and whether you are expected to appear in person or virtually here. 



  1. You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

  2. You have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and require quarantine as directed by current public health guidance.  Information on quarantine guidance can be located at  

  3. You are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.


1437 Bannock Street, Room 281

Denver, Colorado 80202


Hours: Monday – Friday


8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

By Phone:

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Court staff CANNOT provide legal advice or representation of any kind.

Forms for use in DENVER ONLY


The Denver District Court Pro Se Center helps with the following case types:

  • Domestic Cases (divorce, legal separation, invalidity/annulment, custody), and
  • Civil Petitions to Seal Criminal Records/Convictions.


To begin a divorce, the following forms are required (instructions can be found here):

  • Case Information Sheet – JDF 1000,
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage – JDF 1101, and
  • Summons for Dissolution of Marriage – JDF 1102.

            **More forms will be required after beginning your divorce case.**


To begin a custody case, the following forms are required (instructions can be found here):

  • Case Information Sheet – JDF 1000,
  • Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities – JDF 1413, and
  • Summons for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities – JDF 1414.

            **More forms will be required after beginning your custody case.**

For instructions to seal arrest and criminal records (other than convictions), click here.

For instructions to seal criminal convictions, click here.

For a listing of Court-Approved Parenting Classes for Denver District Court, click here.


Other useful information:

  1. Supervised Visitation Facilities
  2. List of Attorneys offering discounted rates and unbundled services
  3. Child Support/Maintenance Calculator
  4. Helpful Resources (including Child Support Services, Address Confidentiality Program, Legal Clinics and much more!)
  5. Statewide Free Virtual Legal Clinics (including How to Collect on a Judgment, Divorce/Child Custody - Pre Decree, Sealing Records, Small Claims and Estate Planning)

The Self-Help Center also assists litigants with paperwork throughout the life of their domestic case as well as after final orders have been entered. If you have a domestic case in Denver District Court and are unsure about what you can file, have a question about the form(s) you are filling out, or need to gain a general understanding of what options are available to you, please come in to our center, we are happy to help. Please keep in mind however, that the Denver District Pro Se Center DOES NOT provide assistance with civil matters (other than Petitions to Seal Criminal and Conviction Records). Limited information regarding residential foreclosures can be found here. For all other civil matters, you may use the resources available at the Supreme Court Law Library located in the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center at 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver CO.


Childcare during Court Business

Court is not a comfortable environment for young children, and therefore are not allowed in the Courtrooms or in the Self-Help Center at Denver District Court. Please do not bring children with you when visiting the court.





Phone Number


Ask a Lawyer

The clinic is virtual by video or phone. Please do not come to the courthouse.

Please call (303) 606-2442 or email

for clinic dates and hours. 

Legal Night at Mi Casa


*Spanish speaking attorneys*

345 S. Grove Street


2nd Tuesday of every month

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

**By Appointment Only**

Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego


*Spanish speaking attorneys*

2830 Lawrence Street



1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free Legal Clinic

1717 E. Colfax Avenue

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 11:30am

Family Law Clinic

Office of Economic Development

1200 Federal Boulevard, Room 1018


3rd Tuesday of every month

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

New Families New Futures


Video series

Always available online

LawLine 9

Call into Channel 9



Every Wednesday

4:15 - 6:30 p.m.


Colorado Legal Help Center

Always available online



Project Safeguard

*Domestic Violence Victims*

Denver County Court, Room 177

720.865.9159 (Denver County ONLY)

Toll Free 888.SAFEGUARD

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Legal Service (CLS)


Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)

*Must meet Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines*

1905 Sherman St, Suite 400



Walk-In Intake Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Colorado Supreme Court Library

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center

2 East 14th Avenue


Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Services Brochure

Child Support Service Brochure Spanish

1200 Federal Boulevard

Denver: 720.944.2960

Customer Service

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Family Support Registry


*Check on Payments

Make Payments over the Phone*


1.800.374.6558 (Long Distance)

Send payments through mail to:

Family Support Registry

P.O. Box 2171

Denver, CO 80201-2171

Denver Department of Human Services

Customer Service: 720.944.3666

Child Abuse Hotline: 720.944.3000



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