Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

If you are filing a CORA request please submit the request in writing (via email or snail-mail) to

We will process it according to the Colorado Department of Public Safety CORA Policy


When feasible, the Department should endeavor to provide electronic copies or files to requestors if such alternative is significantly less burdensome to provide than paper records.  When responsive records cannot be easily or cost-effectively provided electronically to a requestor, the Department shall work with the requestor to schedule a time to inspect the records in person, allowing for business hours and staffing considerations.  The Executive Director's Office or authorized custodians of records may grant exceptions where the Department, requestors, or the records produced require special accommodations.  At all times when records are inspected, a member of the Department must be present to maintain custody and integrity of the records.  No requestor shall be allowed to photograph, modify, or mar or destroy any records that are provided for inspection.


Effective April 3, 2015, the maximum hourly rate for research and retrieval of public records will become $30 for CDPS agencies, per provisions of the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), as amended by the General Assembly in 2014. Also, per provisions of CORA, the first hour of time associated with research and retrieval of public records among CDPS agencies will be provided at no cost. For questions about CDPS CORA policies, please contact DFPC's Public Information Officer, Caley Fisher @