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About Colorado Open Public Records
The Colorado Open Records Act, CORA was enacted in 1969 and is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the records of government bodies at all levels in the state of Colorado. The Colorado Sunshine Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. According to the CORA statutes, any person may inspect any public record at any reasonable time. There are a number of clear exemptions that includes but is not limited to correspondence that is work product and all correspondence with constituents 'that clearly implies by its nature or content that the constituent expects that it is confidential.'The state of Colorado has 64 counties that consist of 1,801 populated places which include cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. There are 271 active incorporated municipalities that include 196 towns, 73 cities and two consolidated city and county governments. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, CBI is a division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety and is the central repository of the criminal history arrest records for the state and provides an Internet Criminal History Check System, ICHC. The computerized criminal history, CCH database contains detailed information of arrest records. Explore Colorado public records using a multitude of research databases online. Read about the constantly changing current events and what is occurring in Colorado right now. Uncover interesting facts and figures about Colorado's demographics, current economy and business. Discover what the cities and counties of Colorado have to offer and what public records they make available online. Uncover background information on the state's residents and recorded vital statistics. Discover what kind of a place Colorado is to live in by gathering information on the housing and real estate markets. Solicit criminal records from law enforcement departments within the state. They can help you obtain access to the state's repository of official background check of arrests and convicted felonies. New services and resources are added on a regular basis to keep you well informed.
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  • Can I request a copy of my Navy Criminal Investigative Service report before going in and purchasing a firearm in Colorado?
    Federal searches are the central depository of criminal history records, which depend on all law enforcement agencies participating. This includes state, county, and national level records altogether. You can request an FBI search on yourself before going.
  • Where can I find in Colorado if the firearm background checks are the same as regular employment background checks?
    Although the service mainly relies on the firm requesting it, they're primarily statewide instead of nationwide. There are guidelines and a wait time for background checks, so some entities opt to use private sources. The expense is a little higher, but many companies feel it is worth it. The objectives are the same, but not all searches are the same. The background check report may not contain all the information from the criminal case. When deciding between a statewide or a national background check, a people finders search can initially tell you if the individual you're requesting a review on has lived in other places outside the state. A nationwide search does not necessarily cost more, but there are restrictions where some states have better open records laws. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS, is the search performed for firearm purchases. The FBI offers more than one background check. The pre-employment check is based on fingerprints, while the firearms check is based on an individual's identification information. The person can only request the pre-employment check on the report is based. Simply put, you can only perform a check on yourself.
  • Where can I find, in Colorado, access to a list of convicted felons?
    You can see a list of inmates across Colorado by going to the state's department of corrections. You will be able to see a photo of the inmate, where the condition they're being held, sentence information, county, and case number. There's also parole information on eligibility and hearing, mandatory release, and estimated discharge dates. The case number does not provide additional specifics other than the number itself! You can use the case number for a criminal case and other information to search the courthouse. The case file can have more data than what the DOC is showing. Depending on the court's venue, the services you need to get the data can be accessed online.
  • Where do I find, in Colorado, access to arrest records online?
    Specifically, which records or types of records? Information can be found in many different places on the net, not all in the same place. Also, the specific area where the information is being held can make it easier or more challenging to find and obtain. All records are not available; only data deemed under the law is to be public.
  • Where can I find in Colorado who owns a residential property?
    Which county is the property in? If it's in one of the larger counties, take Denver, for example, you're in luck since the property search is free, showing the name and value of the property online. For this county, it's called the "Property Taxation and Assessment System." In El Paso, it's different; it just says "Public Record Real Estate Property Search." Look for the assessor's office services if you're not having any luck finding it with a general search.
  • How do I check in Colorado for bankruptcy records?
    There is a free search above under Colorado Free Court Records Search. That can check bankruptcy information by keyword. You can look up the bankruptcy by name/keyword or date and location. Use the keyword to look up party names, filing type case numbers, and others (you can see the fields searched if you click on any of the cases below the boxes). The keyword search shouldn't be relied on for more than the party names and maybe case numbers, as the other information can be entered inadequately by the courts or any origin. The dates are the time of publishing, not the filing or recording. If you need more, you can see where to get them; the source is at the bottom of the results with a link.
Colorado Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Colorado Latest Crime Records (Updated 02/03/2023)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    21,938
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    218
  • Rape:
    3,872
  • Robbery:
    3,663
  • Aggravated Assault:
    14,185
  • Total Property Crime:
    149,189
  • Burglary:
    20,064
  • Larceny Theft:
    107,012
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    22,113
Colorado Census Data
  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    5,029,196
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    4,302,015
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    17%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    727,935
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    4,301,261
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    364,481
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,227,763
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    11%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    533,580
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    4,089,202
  • State's black resident population
    201,737
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    56,010
  • State's Asian resident population
    139,028
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    6,623
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    172,456
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    1,038,687
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    3,520,793
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    81%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    21%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    70%
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Colorado
  • Births
    70,809
  • Deaths
    29,993
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    433
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    80%
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Colorado Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    10%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    17%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    89%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    36%
  • Total number of Veterans
    411,402
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Colorado
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    24 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,167,850
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    359,492
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    20%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $234,100
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    25%
  • Total number of households
    1,869,276
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Colorado Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $29,679
  • Statewide income of median households in Colorado
    $55,735
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    13%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $199,483
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $41,192
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,701,026
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    208,486
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,215,903
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    266,072
  • People employed by the government
    423,713
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    159,490,031
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    49,594
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    156,684
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