County Attorney's Office

Ben Pearlman, County Attorney 

Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, County Attorney Ben Pearlman advises and represents Boulder County elected officials and various county departments.

He also provides help for the public concerning mental health and alcohol/drug abuse issues:

  • 72-hour holds certifications for the mentally ill, dangerous or gravely disabled people
  • Commitments for alcohol/drug abuse treatment

Please note:

  • The county attorney is not able to provide legal assistance or advice to the public on general legal issues
  • Most county related questions are answered by the individual county departments.
  • To make an Open Records Request for a public record that is not readily available through our Public Records Search database, please see the county's Open Records Request page.
  • Low-income citizens seeking legal advice please contact boulder county legal services at 303-449-7575.

For additional legal resources and information visit:
The Boulder County Bar Association at or the Colorado Bar Association at

For additional inquiries related to this office, please call or email us at


County Attorney

Main: 303-441-3190
Fax: 303-441-4794

303-441-4834 (Child Protection)
303-441-1656 (fax)

303-678-6300 (Child Support Enforcement) 
303-678-6309 (Fax) 


Pearl Street Courthouse
5th Floor
1325 Pearl Street Boulder
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

Boulder County Attorney
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO  80306