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How Much Can Landlords Charge for Application Fees in Colorado?

There's not a specific cap, but landlords in Colorado aren't allowed to profit from application fees.

There is no specific statewide cap on application fees in Colorado. However, state laws ban landlords from charging a fee that’s higher than their actual screening costs (such as paying a service to run a background or credit check on you). Although it varies, these services tend to cost between $30-40.

Landlords are also required to provide you with a receipt outlining their expenses—and if they didn’t use all your money, they have to refund the extra within 20 calendar days.

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