Colorado Court Cost Bond

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Bond Penalty: $5,000 per Plaintiff Unless Otherwise Ordered

Non-resident plaintiffs in civil cases must generally file with the court holding jurisdiction a Colorado cost bond in order to prosecute an action against a resident defendant. While the statute does not fix the cost bond as an absolute requirement, it is more efficient to offer surety bond security rather than argue a defendant's motion to require the cost bond.

Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes Title 13 Courts and Court Procedure §13-16-101: Security for costs; In all cases in law and equity where the plaintiff, or the person for whose use an action is to be commenced, is not a resident of this state, upon motion of the defendant or any officer of the court pursuant to section 13-16-102 , the court may require the nonresident plaintiff to give an instrument in writing for the payment of costs of suit as described in subsection (3) of this section;  except that, to ensure that access to the courts is not unreasonably denied, a court shall not require an instrument in writing for the payment of costs of suit in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Colorado cost bond underwriting is best accomplished by a surety bond specialist with knowledge of this class of judicial bond and with experience manuscripting compliant cost bonds. Colorado surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc., specializes in court bonds. A simple application and copy of the civil complaint are all that are needed in order to receive a court cost bond quote. Your submission is reviewed and responded to within one hour of receipt. We are the MOST RESPONSIVE surety bond underwriter in the United States. Call (800) 373-2804, email us at or click here for a Colorado non-resident plaintiff cost bond application or for any court bond need.

Surety bond application review and quoting are free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase.

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Additional Attachments

  • Copy of civil complaint

Obligee's Bond Form