C.R.S. Section 13-80-105
Limitation of actions against land surveyors


Notwithstanding any statutory provision to the contrary, all actions against any land surveyor brought to recover damages resulting from any alleged negligent or defective land survey shall be brought within the time provided in section 13-80-101 after the person bringing the action either discovered or in the exercise of reasonable diligence and concern should have discovered the negligence or defect which gave rise to such action, and not thereafter, but in no case shall such an action be brought more than ten years after the completion of the survey upon which such action is based.


For purposes of this section, “land survey” or “improvement survey” means any survey conducted by or under the direction and control of a land surveyor licensed pursuant to the provisions of part 3 of article 120 of title 12 and includes but is not limited to professional land surveying, as defined in section 12-120-302 (5). Nothing in this section shall be construed as extending the period or periods provided by the laws of Colorado or by agreement of the parties for bringing any action, nor shall this section be construed as creating any claim for relief not existing or recognized on or before July 1, 1979.


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The limitations set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not apply to any survey unless the documentary evidence of such land survey contains, clearly depicted thereon, the following statement:
According to Colorado law you
commence any legal action based upon any defect in this survey within three years after you first discover such defect. In no event may any action based upon any defect in this survey be commenced more than ten years from the date of the certification shown hereon.


If any survey is performed that does not require documentation, the limitations set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall nevertheless apply if, not more than ninety days after the completion of the survey, written notice of the provisions of this article is provided to all persons holding an interest in the property upon which such survey is conducted.

Source: Section 13-80-105 — Limitation of actions against land surveyors, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-13.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

General limitation of actions - three years
General limitation of actions - two years
Limitation of actions - medical or health care
General limitation of actions - one year
General limitation of actions - six years
General limitation of actions - domestic violence - six years - definition
General limitation of actions - sexual misconduct - third-party liability - definition
Limitation of civil forfeiture actions related to criminal acts
Limitation of actions - failure to perform a background check by a public entity - injury to a child
Limitation of actions against architects, contractors, builders or builder vendors, engineers, inspectors, and others
Limitation of actions against land surveyors
Limitation of actions against manufacturers or sellers of products
Limitation of actions against manufacturers, sellers, or lessors of new manufacturing equipment
Limitation of actions for uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance - definitions
When a cause of action accrues
Limitations apply to noncompulsory counterclaims and setoffs
Causes barred in state of origin
Commencement of new action upon involuntary dismissal
When action survives death
New promise - effect of payment
Promise by one of parties in joint interest
Endorsement by payee - effect
Action against joint debtors or obligors
No dismissal for nonjoinder
Absence or concealment of a party subject to suit
Damages sustained during commission of a felonious act or in flight from the commission of a felonious act
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 13-80-105’s source at colorado​.gov