How to Request a Record

There are three ways to submit a formal request for a record: visit our research room in person, use our digital form, or submit a request by mail. There are fees associated with obtaining copies of records, but not for viewing the materials in person.

What if I’m not sure what I’m looking for?

If you aren’t sure what exact record you need, you can:

Do not use this form to ask broad questions, such as how to research for your thesis, dissertation, or how to plan other large scale research projects.

I’m ready to make a formal request

This form is designed for requesting specific records. You may start the form online and ask questions by phone while you are filling it out, however record requests will not be taken over the phone, under any circumstances. If you cannot fill out this online form, you may submit your request by mail.

What will I need before I fill out this form?

  1. Provide as much detail as possible about the record you seek, such as a case number for legal files, or full name and time period for genealogical records.
  2. Although there is no fee to search for records, there is a minimum fee for every request processed. An archivist will contact you to arrange payment before processing the request.

Colorado State Archives
Request Form