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Filing Fees


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. 

The list of Filing Fees includes: County Court, District Court, Water Court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, miscellaneous fees and no fees charged.

During the 2018 Legislative Session the jurisdictional limit for County Court Civil filings was increased to $25,000. Along with the increase in this limit the filing fee structure for County Court was changed to a tiered level based on the money amount claimed and the District Court filing fees were also changed. See Senate Bill 18-056 for detail. The list of Filing Fees effective on or after January 1, 2019 can be accessed at Filing Fees 2019.



If you are applying to have your filing fee waived you may be asked to supply: 

  • Copies of the previous three months bank statements, including checking and savings.  DO NOT provide originals. 
  • Copies of the previous three months pay stubs and/or proof of income must be included.  DO NOT provide originals. 
  •  Income can include, wages, self-employment income, unemployment benefits, Social Security, SSI, alimony, workers’ compensation, etc. (See page 2 of the JDF 205 form).
  • Child Support is not included as income but can be included as an expense.
  • Nonessential items such as cable or satellite television, club memberships. entertainment, dining out, etc. shall not be included in determining expenses (see Page 2 of the JDF205 form).

Filing Fees JDF 1 List of all filing fees effective through 12/31/2018.

Filing Fees JDF 1 List of filing fees effective on or after 1/1/2019.


Checklist to File a Motion to Proceed without Payment of Filing Fees

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Instructions to Request to Reduce Mediation Fees


Frequently Asked Questions - Filing Fees


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 203 - Certification of Determination of Indigency Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 02/18 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 effective 1-1-2019 Download PDF  12/18 JDF 1 - Filing Fees, Surcharges, and Costs in Colorado State Courts through 12/31/2018 Download PDF  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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