Colorado PI Licensing

On June 6, 2014, Mandatory Licensing for Private Investigators became law in Colorado and will become effective June 1, 2015.

What this means for process servers:

As Process Servers, we’re fine. We can still do everything we’ve always done, as long as it’s part of serving process or due diligence to verify information on an Affidavit. Which includes:

Inquiries to neighbors about the person we’re attempting to serve

  • Skip tracing
  • Surveillance
  • Running license plates
  • USPS forwarding forms

Note: In matters received from non-attorneys, you must have documents in hand. For requests to effect service made through an attorney, skip tracing efforts can begin prior to receipt of the documents to be served. Best practice would be to receive the request to locate and serve by email and save a copy for your protection.


Surveillance and skip traces in matters not resulting in service of process and all asset searches performed, require a PI License after June of 2015.

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