Filed Under (Eviction) on 10-11-2012
Eviction is a legal process in Colorado. A landlord can only evict a tenant through a formal legal proceeding, and this must go through the courts. It is never legal to lock a tenant out of the property.
If you have issued a three-day notice, and your tenant has not fixed the problem, it may be necessary to file a Forcible Entry and Detainer Summons and Complaint in court. The paperwork is filed in the Civil County Court where the property is located. Note that courthouses are closed on weekends and all legal holidays.
|Property location||Court and Address||Hours and telephone|
|Denver||Denver County Court, civil division 1437 Bannock Street, Room 135 Denver, CO 80202||Phone: 720-865-7240 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Aurora, Arvada, Brighton Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton, Strasburg, Westminster (and other municipalities located in Adams County and unincorporated areas of Adams County)||Adams County Justice Center 1100 Judicial Center Drive First Floor Window 8 Brighton, CO 80601||Phone: 303-659-1161 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Aurora, Bennett, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, Englewood, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Sheridan (and other municipalities located in Arapahoe County and unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County)||Arapahoe County Courthouse-Littleton Clerk’s office 1790 W. Littleton Blvd. Littleton, CO 80120||Phone: 303-798-4591 Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Applewood, Arvada, Edgewater, Genessee, Golden, Lakeside, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge (and other municipalities located in Jefferson County and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County)|| JeffCo Administration and Courts Building
Civil Unit, first floor 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 1520
Golden, CO 80419
|Phone: 303-271-6580 Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Roxborough (and other municipalities located in Douglas County and unincorporated areas of Douglas County)||Douglas County Courthouse 4000 Justice Way, Ste. 2009 Castle Rock, CO 80109||Phone: 720-437-6200 Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
For a step by step guide to Colorado Evictions see, The Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions, 5th Edition by Victor M. Grimm, Esq. and Denise E. Grimm