2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 13 - Courts And Court Procedure
Article 40. Forcible Entry and Detainer - General Provisions
Section 13-40-122. Writ of restitution after judgment.

(1) No writ of restitution shall issue upon any judgment entered in any action under the provisions of this article out of any court until after the expiration of forty-eight hours from the time of the entry of such judgment; and such writs shall be executed by the officer having the same only in the daytime and between sunrise and sunset. Any writ of restitution governed by this section may be executed by the county sheriff's office in which the property is located by a sheriff, undersheriff, or deputy sheriff, as described in section 16-2.5-103 (1) or (2), C.R.S., while off duty or on duty at rates charged by the employing sheriff's office in accordance with section 30-1-104 (1)(gg), C.R.S.

  1. The officer that executes a writ of restitution under subsection (1) of this section andthe law enforcement agency that employs such officer shall be immune from civil liability for any damage to a tenant's personal property that was removed from the premises during the execution of the writ. A landlord who complies with the lawful directions of the officer executing a writ of restitution shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for any act or omission related to a tenant's personal property that was removed from the premises during or after the execution of a writ of restitution.

  2. A landlord has no duty to store or maintain a tenant's personal property that is removed from the premises during or after the execution of a writ of restitution. Regardless of whether a landlord elects to store or maintain the personal property so removed, the landlord shall have no duty to inventory the personal property or to determine ownership of or the condition of the personal property. Such storage shall not create either an implied or express bailment of the personal property, and the landlord shall be immune from liability for any loss or damage to the personal property.

  3. A landlord who elects to store a tenant's personal property that was removed from thepremises during or after the execution of a writ of restitution may charge the tenant the reasonable costs of storing the personal property. To recover such costs, the landlord may either dispose of the personal property under any lien rights the landlord has under part 1 of article 20 of title 38, C.R.S., or the landlord may allow the tenant to recover the personal property after paying the reasonable storage charges incurred by the landlord.

Source: L. 1885: p. 231, § 24. R.S. 08: § 2624. C.L. § 6390. CSA: C. 70, § 25. CRS 53:

§ 58-1-25. C.R.S. 1963: § 58-1-24. L. 64: p. 472, § 7. L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 630, § 1, effective August 5. L. 2004: (1) amended, p. 510, § 1, effective August 4.

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