Government Agencies/Services

 

Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 720-508-6000
Fax: 720-508-6030

The Colorado Attorney General is one of five independently elected statewide offices in Colorado. The Attorney General’s authority is derived from the Colorado Constitution, statutes enacted by the Colorado General Assembly and the people of the State of Colorado, and the common law.

The Attorney General, and the Department of Law, which he oversees (collectively referred to as the Colorado Attorney General’s Office), represents and defends the legal interests of, state agencies and the people of the State of Colorado and its sovereignty. The Attorney General does not have the authority to represent individual residents or consumers.

The Attorney General has primary responsibility over consumer protection and antitrust laws, criminal appeals, some complex white-collar criminal matters, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and certain natural resources and environmental matters.

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County Court

Denver County Court – Civil Division
1515 Cleveland Place, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 640-5161

County court handles claims involving claim up to $15,000.00. When a consumer has a claim involving an amount that is beyond the small claims limit of $7,500.00, they can file in County Court.

Outside Denver:

Access http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Choose.cfm for information on other County Courts throughout Colorado.

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Disabled Telephone Users

The State of Colorado has established the Disabled Telephone Users Fund (C.R.S. 40-17-104 ) to help fund services for hearing or speech impaired individuals. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission administers telephone relay services through a program called “Relay Colorado.” Relay Colorado is a free service that provides full telephone access to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled.

Relay Colorado allows text-telephone (TTY) users to communicate with regular telephone users through trained relay operators. The operator will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and there are not any restrictions on the number or length of calls. All calls are confidential and records of conversations are not kept.

This service is accessed by dialing “711” on your telephone. More information on the use of service is available at http://www.dora.state.co.us/puc/telecom/relay_colorado.htm .

An additional service that is available through Relay Colorado is “captioned telephone.” Using special telephone equipment, you simply dial the number you are calling and the phone automatically connects you to the captioned relay center for Relay Colorado. Specially trained operators transcribe everything the other party says to you into written text (captions) using voice recognition technology. The captions appear on a screen on your telephone. More information on this captioned telephone service is available at http://www.captionedtelephone.com/availability/CO.phtml or at the Relay Colorado website at http://www.dora.state.co.us/puc/telecom/RelayColorado/CaptionedRelay.htm .

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District Attorneys

The State of Colorado is divided up into 22 judicial districts, each one represented by a single elected district attorney. Colorado’s district attorneys are responsible for prosecuting violations of the criminal laws that occur in their respective districts. Criminal violations that involve multiple districts may be handled by the Colorado Attorney General upon referral from a district attorney or upon an executive order from the Governor.

First Judicial District (Jefferson)
500 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401-6020
Phone: (303) 271-6800
Fax: (303) 271-6888 

Second Judicial District (Denver)
201 West Colfax Avenue, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 913-9000
Fax: (720) 913-9035
Email: info@denverda.org

Third Judicial District (Huerfano & Las Animas)
200 E. First Street, Suite 302
Trinidad, CO 81082-3091
Phone: (719) 846-9224
Fax: (719) 845-1632

500 S. Albert Street
Walsenberg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-1510
Fax: (719) 738-1091

Fourth Judicial District (El Paso & Teller)
105 E. Vermijo Avenue, Suite 500
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2083
Phone: (719) 520-6000
Fax: (719) 520-6210

P.O. Box 958
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: (719) 520-6725
Fax: (719) 520-6727

Fifth Judicial District (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake & Summit)
1760 Airport Road, Unit A
P.O. Box 488
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: (970) 453-2327
Fax: (970) 453-7524

505 Harrison
P.O. Box 965
Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-1186
Fax: (719) 486-1678

955 Chambers Road
P.O. Box 295
Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: (970) 328-6947
Fax: (970) 328-1016

5th and Argentine
P.O. Box 295
Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: (303) 569-3318
Fax: (303) 569-2757

Sixth Judicial District (Archuleta, LaPlata, & San Juan)
1060 Main Avenue 
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-8850
Fax: (970) 259-0200 
Email: DA_RECEPTIONIST@co.laplata.co.us

Seventh Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray & San Miguel)
Montrose County Justice Center
1200 N. Grand Avenue, #D
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 252-4260
Fax: (970) 252-4270 

Delta County Courthouse
501 Palmer, Room 112
Delta, CO 81416
Phone: (970) 874-2085
Fax: (970) 874-5530

305 W. Colorado, Room 116
P.O. Box 1068
Telluride, CO 81435
Phone: (970) 728-4381
Fax: (970) 728-4014

Gunnison County Courthouse
200 E. Virginia Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81435
Phone: (970) 641-5138
Fax: (970) 641-7697

Eighth Judicial District (Jackson & Larimer)
201 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 498-7200
Fax: (970) 498-7250 

810 East 10th Street, Suite 210
Loveland, CO 80537-4944
Phone: (970) 679-4410
Fax: (970) 679-4414

452 Main Street
P.O. Box 647
Walden, CO 80480
Phone: (970) 723-4691
Fax: (970) 723-4637

Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin & Rio Blanco)
109 8th Street, Suite 308
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Phone: (970) 945-8635
Fax: (970) 945-1304

506 E. Main Street, Suite 204
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 920-5341
Fax: (970) 920-5344

55 Main Street, Suite 304
Meeker, CO 81641
Phone: (970) 878-4576
Fax: (970) 878-5796

Tenth Judicial District (Pueblo)
701 Court Street 
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6030
Fax: (719) 583-6666 

Eleventh Judicial District (Chafee, Custer, Fremont & Park)
136 Justice Center Road, Room 203
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 269-0170
Fax: (719) 269-0180 

P.O.Box 699 
104 Crestone Avenue
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3563
Fax: (719) 539-3565

P.O. Box 1206
Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone: (719) 836-2080
Fax: (719) 836-7093

Twelfth Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande & Saguache)
426 San Juan
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 589-3691
Fax: (719) 589-2734

925 6th Street
Rio Grande Courthouse, South Wing
Del Norte, CO 81132
Phone: (719) 657-3670
Fax: (719) 657-3632

Thirteenth Judicial District (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington & Yuma) 
Morgan County Judicial Complex
400 Warner Street
P.O. Box 1337
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Phone: (970) 542-3420
Fax: (970) 542-3421

123 3rd Street
P.O. Box 1943
Sterling, CO 80751
Phone: (970) 522-2973
Fax: (970) 522-9502

484 15th Street
P.O. Box 653
Burlington, CO 80807
Phone: (719) 346-5247
Fax: (719) 346-9304

Fourteenth Judicial District (Moffat, Routt & Grand)
Moffat County Courthouse
221 W. Victory Way, # 302
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: (970) 824-7041
Fax: (970) 824-9190

416 Byers
P.O. Box 168
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Phone: (970) 725-3371
Fax: (970) 725-3446

136 6th Street
P.O. Box 770129
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: (970) 879-1146
Fax: (970) 870-5201

Fifteenth Judicial District (Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa & Prowers)
110 E. Oak
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: (719) 336-7446
Fax: (719) 336-2759

Sixteenth Judicial District (Bent, Crowley & Otero)
311 Santa Fe Avenue
P.O. Box 928
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 384-8786
Fax: (719) 384-7330

Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams & Broomfield)
1100 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, Colorado 80601
Phone: (303) 659-7720
Fax: (303) 835-5522 

17 DesCombs Drive.
Broomfield, Colorado 80020
Phone: (720) 887-2199
Fax: (720) 887-2189

Eighteenth Judicial District (Arapahoe. Douglas, Elbert & Lincoln)
7305 S. Potomac, Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (720) 874-8500
Fax: (720) 874-8501 

4000 Justice Way, Suite 2525 (A)
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: (303) 814-7100
Fax: (303) 688-5142

751 Ute Street
P.O. Box 493
Kiowa, CO 80117
Phone: (303) 621-2875
Fax: (303) 621-0132

103 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 307
Hugo, CO 80821-0307
Phone: (719) 743-2223
Fax: (719) 743-2198

15400 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011-5827
Phone: (303) 636-2000
Fax: (303) 636-2005

1690 W. Littleton Blvd. #203
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 734-5270
Fax: (303) 734-5271

Nineteenth Judicial District (Weld)
915 10th Street
P.O. Box 1167
Greeley, CO 80632
Phone: (970) 356-4010
Fax: (970) 352-8023

Southwest Weld County Services Complex
4209 Weld County Road 24 1/2 at Del Camino Junction
(near I-25 and Hwy. 119)
Phone: (720) 652-4225, ext. 8879

c/o Ft. Lupton Police Dept.
130 South McKinley Avenue
Ft. Lupton, CO 80621
Phone: (970) 356-9225

Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder)
1777 6th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 441-3700
Fax: (303) 441-4703
Email: boulder.da@co.boulder.co.us

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Longmont Court House
1035 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Fax: (303) 682-6711

Twenty-First Judicial District (Mesa)
Mesa County Justice Center
125 N. Spruce Street
P.O. Box 20000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5031
Phone: (970) 244-1730
Fax: (970) 244-1729 

Twenty-Second Judicial District (Montezuma & Dolores)
103 North Chestnut
P.O. Box 936
Cortez, CO 81321-0936
Phone: (970) 565-3788
Fax: (970) 565-9396

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Education

Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-6600
Fax: (303) 830-0793 

The Colorado Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education. This state agency can help with occupational/vocational schools, questions about school requirements. If a consumer has tried to resolve a problem with the local school officials and not succeeded, this could be a good resource.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 272-0167  

Region 8 (including Colorado)
999 18th Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2466
Phone: (303) 312-6312
Toll free: 1-800-227-8917
Fax: (303) 312-6339

The EPA works with state, local, and tribal governments in the region to carry out the nation’s environmental laws. Colorado is located in Region 8 of the EPA.

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Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone (Toll Free): 1-888-225-5322 
Fax: 1-866-418-0232   
E-mail (complaint): fccinfo@fcc.gov

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Federal Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. The responsibilities of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau include: processing applications for licenses and other filings; analyzing complaints; conducting investigations; developing and implementing regulatory programs; and taking part in hearings.

The Bureau is broken down into multiple different divisions. Consumers can call the number listed above, and will be directed to the appropriate bureau.

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Phone (Consumer complaints): 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) 

FTC Regional Office (includes Colorado)
901 Market Street, Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) enforces a number of federal consumer protection and antitrust laws. The FTC seeks to eliminate unfair or deceptive acts, and undue restrictions that otherwise may hinder a competitive and efficient marketplace. The FTC does NOT resolve individual consumer disputes. The consumer’s complaint, comment or inquiry may be helpful in spotting patterns of law violations requiring law enforcement action. It can also help the FTC recognize and tell consumers about larger trends that may affect consumer actions or choices. The FTC is the source for many of the consumer regulations recognized nationally: they investigate large-scale consumer issues involving trade and the market.

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration 
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 1-888-463-6332  

FDA Denver Field Office:
6th & Kipling Street, Building 20
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0087
Phone: (303) 236-3016

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 25087
Denver, CO 80225-0087

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA”) regulates food and drugs on the market, investigates claims regarding these products, reviews new products and ensures that accurate information is provided to health professionals and consumers.

The network of 167 field offices is generally the first point of contact for the public and regulated manufacturers. The employees in these offices focus on inspection and surveillance, laboratory work and public industry education. The public affairs specialists in these field offices can respond to various consumer questions, and can provide information such as publications and press releases.

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Governor's Advocacy Corps

Governor’s Advocate Office
127 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-2885 
Fax: (303) 866-6326 

The Governor's Advocate Corps was established for the primary purpose of assisting Colorado citizens with state government issues and concerns. In addition to the establishment of the Advocate Office, key personnel have been identified and empowered throughout state government to reduce bureaucratic red tape and assist constituents in resolving issues.

The Advocate Corps strives to resolve complaints submitted by Colorado citizens. In some instances, an agency complaint may not be resolved to the satisfaction of the constituent. This outcome could occur for a number of reasons, including statutory limitations, jurisdictional boundaries, department/division policy, or exhaustion of agency resources. In this event the citizen is encouraged to explore an agency's appeal process when applicable. However, some department decisions are final and may not be overturned even with additional communication.

Additional options may be pursued through statutory modification of existing laws or by contacting an attorney to determine possible legal recourse.

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Lawyer Referral Services

Here are some resources that may help you locate an attorney:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
400 Corona Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 777-5482
Fax: (303) 777- 1773 
E-mail: info@aclu-co.org

The ACLU handles cases in which a person's civil liberties have been violated or are at risk. Cases must be presented in writing to the ACLU for consideration.

Colorado Legal Services
1905 Sherman Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 837-1313 
Fax: (303) 830-7860 

Colorado Legal Services helps people within certain income guidelines. This organization does not handle any criminal or traffic matters. It assists with civil matters such as family law, bankruptcy, public benefit, landlord/tenant, and senior citizen issues. Consumers who are low-income or are without income may qualify for assistance from Legal Services and should call for income guidelines. Colorado Legal Services can prepare for a permanent restraining order (“PRO”) or temporary restraining order (“TRO”) hearing if there is adequate time. If a call is placed by Wednesday, an appointment can usually be made for the following week. Interviews are on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings. It is extremely important to bring all court documents, police reports, and the TRO/PRO papers to the interview.

For contact information on Colorado Legal Services’ Offices across Colorado, visit their website at http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/program/824/index.cfm .

Legal Aid and Defender Program
University of Colorado School of Law
404 UCB Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO 80309-0404
Phone: (303) 492-2638 (Criminal Law Clinic)
Phone: (303) 492-6602 (Family Law & Disability Law Clinic)

This is a clinical program managed by the University of Colorado Law School. Each case is assigned to a second or third year law student and supervised by a staff attorney. This program is only able to accept new cases from low-income clients and only during the months of January, February, September, and October.

Legal Night at the Center
Centro Bienestar San Jose
623 Fox Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 904-2099
Hours: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Third Tuesday of Each Month

Several metro area bar associations offer assistance in the areas of immigration, labor/employment, and family and landlord-tenant/housing. Spanish speaking lawyers and English speaking translators are available.

Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service
899 Logan Street, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 831-8000
Fax: (303) 831-0905
Phone (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2455 

If consumers have no way of selecting an attorney, this may be a viable alternative. This organization refers people to lawyers in their area who handle their type of problem. Cost is reduced for the first visit.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers
1905 Sherman Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
NEW CLIENTS MUST CALL 303-837-1313 FOR INTAKE INTERVIEW
Phone: (303) 830-8210
Fax: (303) 837-0019

This program is operated and funded primarily by the Denver Bar Association with assistance from the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, the Douglas/Elbert Bar Association, and the First District Bar Association (lawyers practicing in Jefferson and Gilpin counties).

Seniors
Colorado State LAD Coordinator
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 722-0300
Phone: 1-800-288-1376
Fax: (303) 722-0720 

322 N. 8th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3406
970-241-6371
1-800-531-2105
Fax: (970) 241-5324

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National Fraud Information Center

National Fraud Information Center
Phone: 1-800-876-7060 

Consumers can report telemarketing fraud and report suspicious activity on the Internet with the National Fraud Information Center. Consumers can also submit a complaint online. This is a partnership of the National Association of Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission.

Incident reports are entered in the NFIC database and referred to various federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies: the FBI, Secret Service, U. S. Postal Inspectors, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U. S. Attorneys. You can file a report of suspected telemarketing or Internet fraud on line athttp://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real/CCTS_oWEB.trans_complaint_form.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
Phone: TTY: 1-800-424-9153 

Offers information on safety issues, including recalls and vehicle and equipment information. The NHTSA has ten regional offices, and each office provides numerous services to its states, as well as other public and private sector customers. The services include, but are not limited to, technical assistance, promoting legislation, administering the agency’s grant fund programs, assisting the coalition building and delivering training. Local links for Colorado are:

Colorado Department of Transportation
Highway Safety Program
Safety & Traffic Engineering Branch
4201 E. Arkansas Avenue
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 512-5100 

Colorado Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division
Administration, Room 100
1881 Pierce Street 
Lakewood, CO 80214
Phone: (303) 205-5600
Fax: (303) 205-5990 

Colorado State Patrol
700 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4500
Fax: (303) 239-4417

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Regional Office
1999 Broadway, Suite 1690
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (720) 264-6550
Fax: (720) 264-6585 

OSHA Consultation Project Offices

Denver Area Office
1391 Speer Boulevard, Suite 210
Denver, CO 80204-2552
Phone: (303) 844-5285
Fax: (303) 844-6676

Englewood Area Office
7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 209
Englewood, CO 80111-2714
Phone: (303) 843-4500
Fax: (303) 843-4515

Consumers with questions or complaints about safety in the workplace can contact OSHA.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) goal is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers. To accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

OSHA and its state partners have approximately 2100 inspectors, plus complaint discrimination investigators, engineers, physicians, educators, standards writers, and other technical and support personnel spread over more than 200 offices throughout the country. This staff establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.

Nearly every working man and woman in the nation comes under OSHA’s jurisdiction (with some exceptions such as miners, transportation workers, many public employees, and the self-employed). Other users and recipients of OSHA services include occupational safety and health professionals, the academic community, lawyers, journalists, and personnel of other government entities.

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Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC)

Office of Consumer Counsel
1560 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2121
Fax: (303) 894-2117 

The Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) represents the interests of residential, small business and agricultural consumers before the Public Utilities Commission, certain federal agencies, and in the courts on appeal. The OCC is Colorado’s consumer advocate in electric, gas and telecommunications utility rate and rule making matters.

The Office of Consumer Counsel does not take individual consumer complaints and is prohibited by statute from representing individual consumers before the PUC.

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Product Safety

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207-0001

Street address
4330 East-West Highway 
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408
Phone: 1-800-638-2772
Fax: (301) 504-0281 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

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Public Utilities Commission

Colorado Public Utilities Commission
1580 Logan Street, OL 2
Denver, CO 80203
Phone (General issues): (303) 894-2000
Phone (Consumer issues): (303) 894-2070
Phone (Consumer issues): 1-800-456-0858
Fax: (303) 894-2532 

The Colorado Legislature has given the PUC authority to regulate certain rates and services of specific utilities such as investor-owned electric and gas utilities, rural electric association provision of service, telephone companies, and some types of water companies.

The Commission’s consumer staff is primarily interested in problems consumers may have with rates, and regulated activities of electrical, common carrier, pipeline, gas, telephone, and telegraph utilities and water corporations which supply their services to the public. The PUC also is responsible for implementation of the No-Call Law. See “No-Call Laws ” in this reference Guide.

It is important to note that some telecommunications services are not regulated by the PUC (i.e., wireless or cellular phone services, and high-speed data services such as DSL). If the services are not regulated by the PUC, they are considered competitive under Colorado law. Therefore, if the consumer is not satisfied with one service provider, they may choose another. The PUC does not regulate cable television companies or Internet service providers.

You may now file a complaint against a public utility with the PUC on-line at http://www.dora.state.co.us/puc/consumer/ConsumerComplaint.htm

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Secretary of State

Colorado Secretary of State's Office
1700 Broadway
Suite 200 (Business)
Suite 250 (Administration)
Suite 270 (Elections)
Suite 300 (Licenses)
Suite 358 (Information Technology)
Denver, CO 80290
Phone: (303) 894-2200 
Fax: (303) 869-4860 

The Colorado Secretary of State consists of four different general sections, the Administration, Elections, Information Services, and Licensing. Information on starting a for profit or a not for profit business, a searchable database of business entities, election deadlines and candidate information, and information on charitable solicitations are just some of the resources available. They also have information on lobbyists, commissions, notaries public and handles the e-filing of administrative rules.

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Small Claims Court

Denver County Small Claims Court 
1515 Cleveland Place, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 640-5161 (for Denver County only) 
Fax: (303) 640-4730 

Outside Denver:
For small claims contact information in other counties, contact the clerk of the county court of the county in which you are filing your case or call the State Court Administrator at the number listed above.

Small claims court is for disputes involving amounts under $7,500.00. Fees vary based on the amount of the claim, consult the brochure. Small claims court can only handle certain kinds of claims. These are: cases to recover money or property, perform a contract, set aside a contract, or comply with restrictive covenants. For example, a dispute between a landlord and tenant can properly be brought in small claims court. So can a case involving a car accident, where insurance did not cover the damages to a car. You cannot have a jury trial in small claims court. All claims are heard by a magistrate. The small claims court cannot hear cases of libel or slander, eviction, traffic violations, or criminal matters. If you win in small claims court, you will be responsible (or an attorney that you hire) for collecting any judgment that you win. Keep in mind you have at least six years to collect your judgment.

Related laws, rules and statutes pertaining to small claims court are: Rules 501 through 521 and C.R.S. 13-6-401 through 13-6-417 .

Useful information concerning small claims court is also available at the state courts’ web page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm/Form_Type_ID/9 .

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Social Security

Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Social Security Administration – Denver Office
1616 Champa Street, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778 

You can apply for Medicare and retirement or disability benefits on-line or at your local office. Benefits can also be obtained at your county’s department of social services.

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Telephones

Local Phone Carriers:

Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Ste. 250
Denver, CO 80202
Phone (General issues): (303) 894-2000
Phone (General issues): 1-800-888-0170
Phone (Consumer issues): (303) 894-2070
Phone (Consumer issues): 1-800-456-0858
Fax: (303) 894-2065 

You may now file a complaint against a public utility with the PUC on-line athttp://www.dora.state.co.us/puc/consumer/ConsumerComplaint.htm 

If consumers have complaints regarding slamming (carrier changed without your authorization) or cramming (services added to your phone bill without your authorization), they can contact the Public Utilities Commission, External Affairs Section, at the numbers listed above. The PUC may refer complaints to the Attorney General’s Office – Consumer Protection Section. To file a consumer complaint either call 1-800-222-4444 or use our online consumer complaint form.

Long Distance Phone Carriers and Cellular Phones:

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: 1-888-225-5322
Phone: 1-888-835-5322 (TTY)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232  
E-mail (complaint): fccinfo@fcc.gov

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Zoning

Complaints about zoning and other land use issues should normally be directed to your local City Attorney or County Attorney’s Office. Some communities may have specific “land use” or zoning commissions that are available to take complaints or consider requests for specific uses or variances.

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