Local Bankruptcy Rules


* Please note that due to the temporary relocation of judicial hearings and trials to the Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse, please substitute 1929 Stout St., Denver, CO, where the address 721 19th St., Denver, CO appears on forms 2082-1.3, 3015-1.2, 3015-1.3, 3015-1.6, 3015-1.8 and 4001-1.1.


  • Administrative Order of the Chief Judge 2013-6: In the Matter of Adopting Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices. The Administrative Order makes effective on January 1, 2014, the proposed amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Local Bankruptcy Forms and Appendices following the comment period that ended on December 1, 2013. Below are the Administrative Order with an unmarked version of the amendments as Exhibit A, a redlined version of the amendments and a full compilation of the amendments into the Local Rules, Forms and Appendices. Please direct any further comments to LocalRule_comments@cob.uscourts.gov or mail them to the Acting Clerk of the Court, Kelly Sweeney, United States Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Custom House, 721 19th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (please identify the specific Local Rule to which your comment(s) relate).
    Administrative Order with unmarked version of amendments Exhibit A
    Redlined Version of Amendments
    Full Compilation of Amendments, Forms and Appendices
    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 and 1/1/2014) for all pending and future cases. Many of the changes were precipitated by the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, and with the grateful assistance of a rules revision committee comprised of bankruptcy practitioners, much time and study has gone into the creation of these rules, forms and appendix.

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

    • Administrative Order of the Chief Judge 2013-6: In the Matter of Adopting Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices. The Administrative Order makes effective on January 1, 2014, the proposed amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Local Bankruptcy Forms and Appendices following the comment period that ended on December 1, 2013. Click here for details.
    • Pursuant to General Procedure Order 2010-1, minor corrections and clarifications have been made to the Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms. Those changes are contained in the body of the attachments and are effective July 1, 2010. To see a breakdown of the specific modifications, click here. Please make certain to refer to the most current version of the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendix found on our webpage to assist you in following them.
    • For historical reference, or otherwise, should you need to see any of the Local Bankruptcy Rules in effect prior to December 1, 2009, please click here.


    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.