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Water Court Rules

The Colorado Supreme Court has adopted specific rules that govern water court proceedings: the Uniform Statewide Rules for All Water Court Divisions, or Water Court Rules and certain rules of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. All cases filed in Colorado courts are required to follow all of the legal requirements contained in the applicable statutes, rules, and court cases.

2016 Rule Change

2014 Rule Changes

2012 Rule Changes

2009 Rule Changes 

On February 18, 2009, the Colorado Supreme Court adopted revisions to Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 90 and to numerous Uniform Local Rules for All State Water Court Divisions. The Colorado General Assembly also recently amended the statutory procedures for water court filing and service and for filing applications in one river basin. These rule changes are designed to increase the efficiency of the adjudication process, decrease costs, and ensure that Colorado water professionals maintain an ongoing commitment to the highest standards of professionalism.

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