Colorado Open Records Act - CORA

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the records of government bodies at all levels in Colorado. The law was first enacted in 1969. Most records are public and open for inspection.

Open Records Requests

Elected Officials and Department Heads are the custodians of records maintained within their respective offices and departments. The County Commissioners’ Office retains records centrally maintained by Boulder County, but Elected Officials and Departments Heads may develop their own policies and procedures regarding public records in their custody.

To Make an Open Records Request:

  1. First, search the Recording Division's Public Records Database and/or the County Commissioners' Meeting and Video Archives to see if the record you are seeking is already available online.

    If the record is not listed, then...
  2. Read the county's Public Records Policy to become familiar with the county's open records process.
  3. Complete the Public Records Request Form (a fillable PDF form. Please save the completed form to your laptop or computer for emailing to Boulder County.)
  4. Email the form to the department or office (list) that maintains the records you are seeking. For links to the county departments see the County Department Listings or call 303-441-3131.


Please call the County Attorney's Office for assistance at 303-441-3190.


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