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:
If the record is not listed, then…
- Read the county’s Open Records/Public Records Policy to become familiar with the county’s open records process.
- Complete the Public Records Request Form (This is a fillable PDF form. Please save the completed form to your laptop or computer for emailing to Boulder County.)
- Email the form to the department or office that maintains the records you are seeking. For links to the county departments see the Boulder County Departments & Offices page or call 303-441-3131.
Please call the County Attorney’s Office for assistance at 303-441-3190.