Colorado Bankruptcy Exemptions


38-41-201 - Real property up to $60,000; if a dependent, spouse, or owner is over 60 years of age and disabled, $90,000. The proceeds of a sale are exempt after 2 years have passed since they were received.

38-41-204 - Spouse or child of deceased owner can also qualify for homestead exemption.

Personal Property

13-54-102 - Bicycles and motor vehicles that are used to travel to work up to $5,000 (up to $10,000 if used by elderly or disabled debtor or dependent); clothing to $1,500; health aids; household goods to $3,000; food and fuel up to $600; 1 burial site per person; jewelry and articles of adornment up to $2,000; family pictures and books to $1,500; security deposits; proceeds for damaged exempt property; personal injury recoveries.


13-54-104 - Either minimum 75% of earned but unpaid wages, insurance, and pension payments or 30 times the federal minimum wage. The greater of the two amounts will be used.


11 U.S.C. § 522 - Tax exempt retirement accounts. Traditional and Roth IRAs up to $1,095,000 per person.

13-54-102 - ERISA-qualified benefits, including IRA's and Roth IRAs. Veteran's pension if veteran served in armed conflict or war.

22-64-120 - Teachers.

24-51-212 - Public employees' defined contribution plans as of 2006 and pensions.

24-52-105 - Public employees' deferred compensation.

31-30.5-208 - Police officers and firefighters.

Public Benefits

8-42-124 - Workers' compensation.

8-80-103 - Unemployment compensation.

13-54-102 - Veterans' benefits for veteran, spouse or child if veteran served in war. Crime victims' compensation. Earned income tax credit. Disability benefits up to $3,000.

26-2-131 - Aid to blind, aged and disabled as well as other public assistance.

Tools of Trade

13-54-102 - Stock in trade, supplies, fixtures, maps, machines, tools, electronics, equipment, books, and business materials to $20,000; library of a professional to $3,000; livestock or other animals, tractors, farm implements, trucks used in agriculture, harvesting equipment, seed, and agricultural machinery and tools to $50,000. National Guard members' personal military equipment.

Alimony and Child Support

13-54-102.5 - Child support


10-7-106 - Life insurance proceeds if policy prohibits use to pay creditors.

10-7-205 - Group life insurance policy or proceeds.

10-14-403 - Fraternal benefit society benefits.

10-16-212 - Disability benefits up to $200 per month. Entire amount is exempt if it was received in one lump sum.

13-54-102 - Life insurance cash surrender value up to $50,000. Contributions made within the past 48 months will be excluded.

38-41-209 - Homeowners' insurance proceeds for 1 year after received, up to homestead amount.


7-60-125 - Business partnership property.

Other - Add any applicable Federal Nonbankruptcy Exemptions

Other - Add any applicable Federal Nonbankruptcy Exemptions


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