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Landlord Tenant Handbook

Available Conflict Resolution Services#

City of Fort Collins Community Mediation#


If your rental property falls within Fort Collins city limits, the City’s Mediation Program offers free and confidential mediation services to help you resolve differences on a wide variety of landlord-tenant disputes.  Mediation is a facilitated conversation where all parties have an opportunity to speak and listen to each other’s perspectives and create their own solutions to their shared problem. Mediation is a voluntary process and only happens if both parties must agree to participate.

Mediation is very cost-effective.  Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, mediation can save you time, energy, and hundreds of dollars in attorney fees.  In addition, Colorado courts have upheld mediated agreements as enforceable. 

To learn more about how the City’s Mediation Program can assist you in resolving your landlord-tenant conflict, call 970-224-6022 or email

CSU Student Tenants#

Colorado State University (CSU) students who live off-campus have access to a variety of conflict resolution services options for any landlord-tenant disputes they experience via the Student Resolution Center.  CSU students also have access to free legal services.


Additional Resources#

Colorado Civil Rights Division website:


Colorado State Judicial website (all housing-related legal motions, forms, and instructions):


Colorado Housing Connects Landlord Resources:


Colorado Housing Connects Tenant Resources:


Colorado Housing Connects Eviction information:


City of Fort Collins Animal Code:


City of Fort Collins Habitability Standards:


City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services:


City of Fort Collins Code Compliance:


City of Fort Collins Mediation Program:



City of Fort Collins Occupancy Ordinance:


City of Fort Collins Sustainable/Green Leasing Information:


 City of Fort Collins Green Leasing Sample Lease Language:


 Larimer Humane Society and Animal Protection:


Other Low-cost Legal Services: