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Colorado Collection Agency Laws

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What are Colorado's state debt collection laws?

Colorado Collection Agency Laws

Following is some important information on Colorado debt recovery laws including: Colorado Statute of Limitations, Colorado Judgments, Colorado Garnishments, Colorado Interest Rates, Colorado Bad Check Laws and Colorado Collection Agency Requirements.

INTEREST RATE
Legal: 8%
Judgment: 8% (or higher if specified in contract or note)

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS)
Open Acct.: 3
Written Contract: 6 (signed promissory note)
Written Contract Goods Services: 3
Domestic Judgment
District Court-20 (renewable every 20)
County Court-6 (renewable every 6)
Foreign Judgment: 6 in CO.

BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)
Treble Damages & Reasonable Fees

GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS
See federal law.

COLLECTION AGENCY BOND & LICENSE
Bond: $12,000 - 20,000
License: Yes
Fee: Determined by collection agency board
Exemption for out-of-state collectors: Out of state collectors are exempt if [1] collecting only by interstate means (phone, fax, mail); [2] have no Colorado client; and [3] are regulated and licensed in the state in which they reside.

   

Comments

8/22/2006 9:20:21 PM
Shara said:

Where do you get a license?


8/7/2009 2:12:58 PM
Doris said:

Affiliated Credit Services (Fort Morgan, CO) charges 8% interest PER month.
You would think the 8% allowed by law would be a one time charge. Being charged court fees, attorney fees, & then 8% monthly on top of those (& other fee's) should be illegal. But I can't seem to find it defined in the Colorado Laws as whether it is one time 8% or 8% monthly.




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