The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $7,500.
Small claims cases in Colorado are heard in the County Court (Small Claims Division).
For information on Colorado's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.
In Colorado, the defendant must file a written answer on or before trial date. Note that it must be signed.
No attorneys are allowed except for pro se or if the person is an authorized full-time employee of the entity bringing or defending the lawsuit or is an active general partner (partnership), authorized active member (union), a full-time officer (corporation), or active member (association), of the entity that is a party to the lawsuit. If an attorney does appear as permitted above, the other party can have one also.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Colorado, but must be heard by a higher court.
In Colorado, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.
For more information about Colorado small claims court, see http://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Self_Help/smallclaimshandbook%20finaltocourt%204-11.pdf.
Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).
Updated: October 1, 2015