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1.  Fee Waiver Resources


What are the fees?

JDF 1 - Filing Fees

How do I waive the fees?


Who qualifies for a fee waiver?

Court Directive 98-01 (See pg. 5)

How do I waive mediation fees?


Common Questions



2.  What do I include with a fee waiver?


  • Bank Statements (prior three months) may be requested by the court.
    •  Do not provide originals
  • Pay stubs/proof of income (prior three months) may be requested by the court.
    •  Do not provide originals


3.  What counts as income?


  • Wages,
  • self-employment income,
  • unemployment benefits,
  • Social Security, SSI,
  • alimony,
  • workers’ compensation, etc.


  • Child Support does not count as income, but it does count as an expense.


4.  What don't I include in costs?


  • Streaming services or cable/satellite television,
  • club memberships, 
  • entertainment,
  • dining out, etc.


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.

Sections with Spanish Forms

JDF 201 - Inmate Motion Requesting to File Without Prepayment of Filing/Service Fees Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 04/18 JDF 202 - Finding and Order Concerning Inmate Motion Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/13 JDF 205 - Motion to File Without Payment and Supporting Financial Affidavit Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 10/15 JDF 206 - Finding and Order Concerning Payment of Fees Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 06/17 JDF 1 - Filing Fee, Surcharges, and Costs in Colorado State Courts Download PDF Revised 07/20 JDF 203 - Certification of Determination of Indigency Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 02/18

If you have questions about forms or procedures, contact the Self Help Center for the county in which you will be filing. Self Help Center List. 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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