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Legal Information: Colorado
Updated: January 17, 2020
How much does it cost to get a protection order?
The filing fees for civil court petitions are listed on the Colorado State Judicial Branch website here. However, there can be no fee charged when the person seeking a protection order is a victim of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual assault or sexual abuse – in those cases, it is free.1 If you are required to pay a filing fee but are unable to afford it, you may apply to have the fee waived. You will have to complete a “Motion to File Without Payment and Supporting Financial Affidavit.” You can download the form here. The guidelines for determining if you qualify for a fee waiver are based on your income and can be found in the Colorado State Judicial Branch’s “Guide for Determining Indigency.”
1 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-14-109(1)
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