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Colorado
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Wayne W. Williams

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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Colorado Information Marketplace

The Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM) is the central online home for state open data, giving the public greater access to public data and increasing transparency in government operations. By opening up public data, Colorado is providing fuel for entrepreneurs, researchers, and citizens to build innovative solutions and create insights. The Secretary of State’s office makes several datasets available on CIM. Below is a description of each dataset with a direct link to its location on the marketplace.

Contents

Business registration

Learn about business data

Business entities (business registration)

Nearly all businesses are required to register with the Secretary of State. The business registration dataset goes back to the 1800's, with over 1 million records available. The dataset contains business name, principal address, mailing address, regisered agent's name, regisered agent's address, entity status, type and creation date. The “entityid” field is the unique identifier for that business entity within the system. This dataset provides the most recently filed information. The “Corporate Transactions” dataset below provides history of all transactions for each entity.

Colorado business entities

 

Corporate transactions

This dataset provides history of all corporate transactions of business entities. This includes the transaction date, entity id, comments, notes, and name of the entity. The dataset goes back to the 1800’s and contains millions of records. For a summary of the most current filing information for a given business entity, use the “Business Entities” dataset linked above.

Corporate transaction history for business entities

Trademarks

Trademarks are recognizable signs, designs or expressions that uniquely distinguish products or services. The law considers a trademark to be a form of property.

Colorado trademarks

Trade names

A trade name, trading name, or business name, is a name that a business uses for trading commercial products or services that differs from its “true name,” or the name under which it is registered. Not all businesses use trade names.

Colorado trade names

Business search

You can search or file business, trademarks, or trade name records from the Business Organizations page.

Charities registration and disclosure

Nonprofits that meet specific criteria, including publicly soliciting donations in Colorado, are required to register with the Secretary of State. This triggers disclosure requirements so that individuals can make informed decisions about donating to a charity. There are several datasets that come from the charities disclosure database.

Charities financial information

This dataset contains basic financial data for charitable organizations such as revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities.

Financial information filed by charities

Requests for extension for financial reporting

This dataset indicates which charities have requested filing extensions, including the reason for the extension.

Colorado charitable organization requests for extension for financial reporting

Alternate charities names

This dataset identifies other names under which charities will solicit funds. It includes entity name, FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number), and state identification number, as well as the registered name and alternate name.

Colorado "Doing business as" names associated with Charitable Organization

Paid solicitor solicitation notices

Solicitation notices summarize the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor. This includes detailed information on the accounting records and financial institution locations, the contract beginning and end date, minimum percentage of gross receipts remitted to the charity, minimum percentage of sales remitted, campaign purpose, and respective obligations.

Solicitation notices

Solicitation methods

Solicitation notices summarize the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor. This dataset notes the means of communication used by a paid solicitor for a given campaign.

Solicitation campaign type

Campaign reports for solicitation notices

A campaign report is a follow up to a solicitation notice. A solicitation notice summarizes the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor and discloses the paid solicitor’s anticipated compensation. A campaign report follows the conclusion of the campaign and provides actual financial results including gross receipts and disbursements to the charity.

Campaign reports for solicitation notices

People associated with solicitation notices

This dataset includes the names of people, and their titles, who supervise solicitation campaigns. Solicitation notices summarize the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor.

People associated with solicitation notices

Solicitation notice locations

Solicitation notices summarize the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor. This dataset provides the physical locations from which solicitation campaigns are conducted.

Solicitation notice locations

Charitable purpose

This dataset notes the statement of purpose for each charity in the registration database.

Purpose of unique Colorado charities

Colorado charitable organization offices in Colorado

This dataset contains charity office locations in Colorado. It contains data on mailing address, location, name, federal employer id number, phone number, and website.

Colorado charitable organizations' offices

Paid solicitors

Paid solicitors are independent contractors that solicit donations on behalf of charities. They are not employees or volunteers for a charity. Paid solicitors are required to register separately from charities. This dataset details their disclosure information.

Colorado paid solicitors

Other state where registrants solicit

This dataset notes what other states Colorado charities operate in and which states have granted the organization an exemption from the requirement to register.

Other states where registrants solicit

Charities registrants, officers, directors, and trustees in Colorado

This dataset details the names and titles of directors, officers, or trustees associated with charitable organizations, paid solicitors or professional fundraising consultants.

Registrants' officers, directors, and trustees

Tax exempt status of charities

This dataset contains Information about the federal tax exempt status of charities registrants, including the IRS subsection under which charities are exempt, if applicable.

IRS Tax exempt subsections

Charities registration search

You can search or file charitable solicitation records from the Charities and Fundraisers page.

Elections

Elections data

These datasets show the election results for federal and state offices and state initiatives from 2004-2016, including turnout.

Colorado election results

Lobbyist

Bill information and position with income of lobbyist in Colorado

This dataset contains information for each lobbyist and their associated clients, with the reported bills and positions associated with each client and the total gross income the client paid to the lobbyist for the report month.

Bill information and position with income of lobbyist in Colorado

Characterization of lobbyist clients in Colorado

This dataset includes information for each lobbyist, including contact details, and their associated clients, client contact details, client business description, and the name of the client CEO.

Characterization of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of all lobbyists and all clients for Colorado, except for official State Liaisons, who are responsible for lobbying on behalf of a state agency and therefore have no "client."

Directory of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of lobbyists in Colorado

Information for each registered lobbyist, including contact details, and their associated income and expenses as summarized by month and associated report date since 1995.

Directory of lobbyists in Colorado

Expenses for lobbyists in Colorado

This dataset includes information on expenses reported by lobbyists, including the purpose of the expense.

Expenses for lobbyists in Colorado

Subcontractors for lobbyists in Colorado

This dataset includes information for each lobbyist that hires another lobbyist or lobbying business (subcontractor) along with total gross income paid to the subcontractor in the given report month.

Subcontractors for Lobbyists in Colorado

Lobbyist search

You can search or file lobbyist records from the Lobbyists page.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured lien filings

A Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing statement is a legal form that a creditor files to give notice that it has an interest in the personal property of a debtor (a person who owes a debt to the creditor as typically specified in the agreement creating the debt).

Learn about UCC data

Filing information

UCC filing information on record with the Secretary of State. This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. This datasets includes information on the entity id and transaction id, the filing date, filing type, lapse date, financial statement type and a mobile home flag column.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code filing information

Filing master list

The master list is a report that contains information from all of the effective financing statements (EFS) that were effective as of the last day of the previous month. Buyers of farm products use the master list to check if a farm product is subject to a security interest. Contains information on debtors, crops, records, and amendments.

Colorado master list

Secured party information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action type, record status and secured party name and address.

Colorado secured party information

Collateral information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action reference codes and types, farm products and additional collateral information.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code collateral information

Debtor information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action reference codes and types, debtor name, address and status.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code debtor information

UCC search

You can search or file secured transaction records from the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) page.