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  • What is the Colorado Court of Appeals?
    • Overview Information
      • The Colorado Court of Appeals is usually the first court of appeals for decisions from the district courts, Denver Probate Court, and Denver Juvenile Court. The Court of Appeals also reviews decisions of several state government agencies.  Its order or ruling on an appeal is final unless the Colorado Supreme Court agrees to review the appeal.

        Visit the Court of Appeals website for forms and information if you are preparing to submit an appeal to this cour

    • What kind of case do I appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals?
      • The Court of Appeals reviews the final decision issued in these types of cases:

        • Family Matters*
        • District Civil Lawsuits
        • Probate
        • Felony Criminal
        • Some agency decisions

        * Some final decisions by a Magistate must have a local review before going to the Court of Appeals

        Final decisions in these cases are appealed to the local District Court (not the Court of Appeals):

        • Traffic
        • Most Evictions
        • Small Claims
        • County Civil Lawsuits
        • City Court Decisions
        • Misdemeanor Criminal

        Visit the Court of Appeals website for forms and information if you are preparing to submit an appeal to this court


  • Where may I get help with a Court of Appeals case?
  • Court of Appeals Forms and Policies
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