Local Bankruptcy Rules


The bankruptcy judges for the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado are pleased to post the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix, to be effective December 1, 2009 (UPDATED 7/1/2010, 1/1/2014 and 7/1/2014) for all pending and future cases. The latest revisions are implemented following a notice period and consideration of the public comments made to the Standing Local Rules Revision Committee and the bankruptcy judges. The majority of comments were directed at General Procedure Order 2014-4(b), resulting in a changed version that will be monitored for further comments in its application. As always, for any of the rules, forms, appendix or General Procedure Orders, please send your comments to LocalRule_comments@cob.uscourts.gov or mail them to the Chief Deputy, Kelly Sweeney, United States Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Custom House, 721 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (please identify the specific Local Rule or General Procedure Order to which your comment(s) relate). Click here to see the full Rules, GPO 2014(a) and GPO 2014(b).

Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix Effective on December 1, 2009(UPDATED 7/1/2010, 1/1/2014, and 7/1/2014) in an Adobe pdf format and a Word format.

Adobe Word (as of 7/1/2014, for a redline version click here)

Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix(as of 1/1/2014)

Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix(as of 7/1/2010)

Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix(as of 12/1/2009)

Rule Modifications Since 2009:



Order Establishing the Standing Local Rules Revision Committee Appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. We are pleased to announce the formation of the Standing Local Bankruptcy Rules Revision Committee (the "Committee") appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. The Committee's purpose is to consider rules affecting local bankruptcy practice, investigate and draft proposed rule revisions for consideration by the Court and take such other action necessary for implementation of the proposed, revised rules which are intended to address and comport with local practice. For more information about the Committee and how it will conduct business, please review the Committee Bylaws. Please send your suggestions or comments for local rule or General Procedure Order additions or revisions to any member of the Committee. This link will take you to the contact information for current Committee members.