Probate Records


About These Records

The Colorado State Archives has in its holdings the probate records from courts of various counties. The information contained in the record generally shows: 

  • Name of the estate
  • Date of filing
  • Case number
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Description of real and personal property
  • Value of the estate and tax liability due
  • Names of next of kin
  • A will

View a list of probate record holdings at the Colorado State Archives.

How to Find Information in the Collection

To research probate records at the Archives, you will need the name of the District Court that the probate was filed and a case number.

The following probate records are searchable using our Archives Search database:

  • 1902-1966     Adams County
  • 1902-1959     Arapahoe County
  • 1862-1900     Boulder County
  • 1878-1979     Chaffee County
  • 1894-1918     Conejos County
  • 1876-1918     Costilla County (not a complete index for entire time span)
  • 1879-1989     Custer County
  • 1864-1965     Denver County
  • 1865-1965     Douglas County
  • 1884-1935     Eagle County
  • 1967-1987     El Paso County
  • 1859-1920     Gilpin County
  • 1862-1968     Jefferson County
  • 1874-1976     Larimer County
  • 1890-1980     Lincoln County
  • 1883-1918     Mesa County (not a complete index for the entire time span)
  • 1894-1970     Mineral County
  • 1883-1939     Montrose County
  • 1889-1965     Morgan County
  • 1878-1919     Ouray County
  • 1881-1892     Park County
  • 1881-1953     Pitkin County
  • 1862-1965     Pueblo County
  • 1874-1921     Rio Grande County
  • 1866-1917     Summit County
  • 1876-1981     Weld County

If the information you need is not among the counties and date spans listed above, you will need to contact the District Court where the case was filed for a case number.

Request a Probate Record (In order to request a probate record, we will need the case number and the name of county where it was filed)