Certificate of Indigency

  • CLS is responsible for determining the client’s indigency.
  • Once JDF 203, the Certification of Determination of Indigency, is filed, no court order is required to establish the client’s indigency
  • A copy of JDF 203 is available as the last page at this link, or
  •  JDF 203 is located here:
  • JDF 203 will allow the client to file without paying a filing fee, and will allow for the waiver of e-filing costs
  • Chief Justice Directive (CJD) 98-01 at this link sets out the policy and procedures for determining indigency
  • Section 2 of the CJD discusses the process for evaluating indigency by a program funded by the Legal Services Corporation (such as Colorado Legal Services) and provides for the filing of JDF 203 as executed by CLS. A copy of JDF 203 is available as the last page at this link
  •  Other court costs may also be waived  (review the Court Indigency Rules document)

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