Below are some of the common questions and issues that arise daily for our clients - we hope the information below may help you avoid a headache ;-)
Service of Process in Colorado falls almost entirely under C.R.C.P. Rules 4 & 45 (Rule 4 allowing for substitute service under certain circumstances and Rule 45 requiring personal service (i.e., to the named individual only). We know these rules inside and out and will respond immediately to any questions you may have about any particular service scenario.
Colorado Witness Fees: per C.R.S. § 24-9-104 witness fees are calculated by using 95% of the prevailing IRS rate (2019 rate is $0.58) multiplied by the number of miles round-trip to and from the appearance address. Federal witness fees require a $40 daily allowance in addition to the mileage fee. Local courts in Colorado no longer require a daily allowance.
Service On Colorado Corporations: it is always advisable to check the Colorado Secretary of State's website for up to date information on the current registered agent for the corporation you're having served (https://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/BusinessEntityCriteriaExt.do).
To avoid any type of service rejection, make sure the name of the corporate defendant is spelled exactly in the case caption as it is with the Secretary of State database.
If the entity being served is an insurance company and the registered agent listed is the Division of Insurance, it is prudent to call the Division of Insurance directly (303-894-7499) and request to verify the entity's registered agent information. These two agencies keep different records and when it comes to insurance companies, the Secretary of State website is not always accurate.
Denver Metro Area Registered Agent Offices:
The Corporation Service Company, 1900 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120: closes at 3:30pm, Mon-Thur and 3:00pm Fridays.
The Corporation Company, 7700 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste 220, Centennial, CO 80112: closes at 3:30pm daily.
Incorp Services Inc., 36 S. 18th St., Ste D, Brighton, CO 80601