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About Colorado Open Public Record

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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Colorado Free Public Records Directory


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

Colorado Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Colorado

  • Is there a way to check what is on the NCIS report prior to going in and purchasing a firearm in Colorado?
    You can request an FBI search on yourself before going. Federal searches are central depository of criminal history records which depend on all law enforcement agencies participating. This includes state, county and federal level records altogether. (Staff)
  • How do I check 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 number and some others (you can see the fields which are 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 number, 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. (Staff)
  • How can I determine 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 name and value of the property online. For this county, it's called "Property Taxation and Assessment System". In El Paso, it's different, 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. (Staff)
  • I need to check records online, but I'm having trouble?
    Specifically which records or types or 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 either easier or more difficult to find and obtain. All records are not available, only data deemed under the law to be public. (Staff)
  • Are the firearm background checks the same as a regular employment background check?
    Although the service used mostly relies on the firm requesting it, they're mostly statewide as opposed to being nationwide. There are guidelines and a wait time for the background checks, so some entities opt to use private sources. The expense is a little higher but many companies feel that 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 trying to decide between a statewide or a national background check, a people finders search can initially tell you if the individual you're requesting a check on has lived other places outside of 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. There is more than one background check offered by the FBI. The pre-employment check is based on the fingerprints while the firearms check is based on an individual's identification information. The pre employment check can only be requested by the person the report is based on. Simply put, you can only perform a check on yourself. (Staff)

Colorado Arrest Records


Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 75 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. Robert Maggart was issued a summons in Violation of Colorado Revised Statues 42-4-1301(1)(A) Drove Vehicle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 42-4-1101(1) Speeding 75 miles per hour in a 65 mile ... Read moreAPRIL 2020 ARREST REPORT
    May 14, 2020
  • On Sunday, March 1, 2020, deputies contacted a vehicle for speeding 80 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. Cory Beall was arrested for a warrant. Beall is being held on a no bond warrant. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, ... Read moreMARCH 2020 ARREST REPORT
    April 12, 2020
  • Boulder Police have arrested three suspects in connection with last week's shooting.
    March 25, 2020
  • February 1, 2020 On Saturday, February 1, 2020, deputies voluntarily contacted David Garlow. Garlow was arrested in Violation of Colorado Revised Statues 18-6-803.5 Crime of Violation of a Protection Order. Garlow is being held on a $1,000 bond. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 2, 2020 On Sunday, ... Read moreFEBRUARY 2020 ARREST REPORT
    March 03, 2020
  • Attempted Murder Suspect Jack Daniel Ulrey Arrested
    February 21, 2020
  • Police arrest a man for attempted homicide on Sunday, Feb. 16
    February 18, 2020

Colorado Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Dusty Murdock
    Dusty Murdock, Age Now: 8, Missing: 07/29/2019. Missing From Cortez, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Montezuma County Sheriff's Office (colorado) 1-970-565-8452.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Makyla Marcus
    Makyla Marcus, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/21/2020. Missing From Colorado Springs, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Colorado Springs Police Department (colorado) 1-719-444-7000.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Maconnell Parkman
    Maconnell Parkman, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/24/2020. Missing From Colorado Springs, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Colorado Springs Police Department (colorado) 1-719-444-7000.
    September 25, 2020
  • Missing: Matthew Hockley
    Matthew Hockley, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/11/2020. Missing From Denver, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Denver Police Department (colorado) 1-720-913-2000.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Miles Crawford
    Miles Crawford, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/15/2020. Missing From Denver, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Denver Police Department (colorado) 1-720-913-2000.
    September 23, 2020
  • Missing: Mariah Hall
    Mariah Hall, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/15/2020. Missing From Grand Junction, Co. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mesa County Sheriff's Office (colorado) 1-970-242-6707.
    September 23, 2020

Colorado Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Colorado Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person By Request • Essence Oliver • Colorado Springs, Colorado • 22 Years Old
    February 25, 2018
  • Missing Person By Request • Barbara Walker • Aurora, Colorado • 29 Years Old
    February 19, 2018
  • Missing Person By Request • Carole Alber Kincaid • Denver, Colorado • 54 Years Old
    January 08, 2018
  • Missing Person By Request • Phillip Jones • Colorado Springs, Colorado • 33 Years Old
    January 08, 2018
  • Missing Person • Adam Gilbertson • Denver, Colorado • 29 Years Old
    December 18, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Adam Gilbertson • Denver, Colorado • 29 Years Old
    December 18, 2017

Colorado Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/29/2020)

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Colorado American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/29/2020)

  • Colorado's demographic and housing ACS survey of 5,197,580 being 1.65 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.2% males and 49.8% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Colorado social characteristics data of 1,998,314 households, which make up 1.72 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,282,425 families with and without children. There are 1,388,718 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Colorado American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 4,094,922 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.65 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,779,944 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Colorado housing characteristics are collected from 2,238,624 dwellings making up 1.69 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,998,314 or uninhabited 240,310 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,998,314 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Colorado Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Colorado
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Colorado Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • 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
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • 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
  • Statewide income of median households in Colorado
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Colorado
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Colorado territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile