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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Colorado Secretary of State logo - cube with a C in it

Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Frequently Asked Questions

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

How do you deliver the records to me?

Information that is available in an electronic format can generally be placed on a disk or emailed to you.

If the information is not available electronically, we will send paper copies to you by mail. You will be charged in advance for all electronic or paper documents sent to you. See the fee schedule for current fees.

Can I view the records in your office? 

If you want to view the information, please state that in your written request. Once the documentation has been gathered, you will be notified by the Public Information Officer. We will then set up an appointment with you to come into our office and view the documents.

Any information that is confidential by law or is exempt from the Colorado Open Records Act will be removed from the documents that you view.

Is there a fee?

If you want paper or electronic copies of documents, there is a fee.  All fees must be paid in advance.

You can inspect documents in our office for free, subject to fees for time spent gathering, reviewing, and redacting records.

See the fee schedule for current fees.

What happens if I request confidential information? Can any information be excluded from my request?

Some information is confidential or is excluded from the Colorado Open Records Act under Colorado law.

Some examples of excluded public records include:

  • Criminal justice records or documents prepared for a criminal investigation.
  • Work product prepared for an elected official.
  • Trade secrets and proprietary software information, including programs and source code.
  • Agency cyber-security plans.

Our office will not provide social security numbers or full dates of birth to the public.

See the Colorado Open Records Act for more details.