Legal Records

The Colorado State Archives holds a wide variety of legal records that are available for research.
 

Court Records

The Colorado State Archives has in its holdings Supreme Court case records and civil and criminal cases from various county and district courts throughout Colorado. The Archives maintains the case files, which contains all documents filed in a case.

How to Find Information

To research Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases, you will need the case number. To research county and district court cases in Colorado, you will need the name of the county/district court in which the action was filed and a case number. If you do not have a case number, you will need to call the county/district that the case was filed for a case number.

 

Archival photo of the capitol captioned court house, Denver

Gilpin County Chancery Cases

These groups of records represent those of a very early period in Colorado's history that documented legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862 - 1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years.

View an index of Gilpin County Chancery Cases from 1862-1878.

 

Gilpin District Court Appointments & Oaths 1861-1882

These small groups of records represent those of a very early period in Colorado's history that recorded specific actions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1861 - 1882.

View an index of Gilpin District Court Appointments and Oaths from 1861-1882.

 

To Request a Record

To request a record from the Archives, please submit a formal request.