- Trial Courts
The Judges and employees of the Seventh Judicial District welcome you to our website. It has been developed to assist you in finding general information about and contact points for the offices within this district. General information about the district is located on the About Us link and Frequently Asked Questions link on the bottom of the website. We hope you find this site useful. Click here for a message from the Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial District.
To provide the community with equal access to the courts for the resolution of legal issues through a just forum, uniform procedures and accurate records.
District courts hear civil cases in any amount, as well as domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, and mental health cases. District court decisions may be appealed to the Colorado Court of Appeals (in some cases directly to the Colorado Supreme Court).
County courts handle civil cases under $15,000, misdemeanors, traffic infractions, felony complaints (which may be sent to district court), protection orders, and small claims. County court decisions may be appealed to the district court.
Water courts have exclusive jurisdiction over cases relating to the determination of water rights, use and administration of water, and all other water matters. There are seven water courts, one in each of the major river basins in Colorado.