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These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney. 

This page will help you learn about the rules and laws in Colorado in the area of County Court / Small Claims Appeals and case filing form and fee requirements.  Forms are available in WORD or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The forms in PDF can be completed online and then printed.

If either party in a county court civil or small claims action believes that the judgment is in error, that party may appeal to the District Court by filing a Notice of Appeal within 14 days after the date of entry of judgment.

Please read Rule 411 of the Colorado Rules of County Court Civil Procedure and the Instructions prior to completing the form.

We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time. All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S.

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JDF 126 - Instructions to File a Small Claims or County Civil Appeal Download PDF Revised 05/19 Forms

CRCCP Form 4 Notice of Appeal - CRCCP Notice of Appeal Download PDF Download Word Document  03/18 Form 5 Designation for Record on Appeal - Designation of Record on Appeal Download PDF Download Word Document  03/18 If you would like to provide comments about this site, please contact us. Please note - By law, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you need additional assistance or forms that are not provided on this site, you may wish to consult an attorney.
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