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Under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), citizens have the right to ask to inspect public documents retained by local and state government agencies. Unless specifically outlined in Colorado statute, all documents are open to the public and can be requested at any time. If any document falls under the outlined exemptions requiring closure, the specific statute requiring closure will be given to the requestor.
All requests must be received in writing - no requests can be made over the phone. You can email your request to: DORA_DRE_RecordRequests@state.co.us
Requests must be specific in nature, as general or broad topics may result in a large number of documents returned at a high cost to you.
Ensure that your request is asking for documents and not information and/or explaination on documents.
Include your name, contact information and deadline of when you need a reply to your request.
Indicate if you would like electronic copies of documents or if you prefer hard copies.
Pursuant to §24-72-203(3), C.R.S., all requests will be responded to within a “reasonable time frame.” A reasonable time frame shall be presumed to be three working days or less. Such period may be extended if extenuating circumstances exist. However, such period of extension shall not exceed seven working days. A finding that extenuating circumstances exist shall be made in writing by the Custodian and shall be provided to the person making the request within the three-day period. Should the Custodian have questions regarding your request, you will be contacted for clarification.
The Division of Real Estate charges for open records request. Charges are**:
$0.25 per page for physical copies of documents (applies to requests resulting in more than 20 pages of documents)
$20 per CD-ROM
$15 for Certified Copies
$30 per hour for redaction and staff time on voluminus requests (details will be provided to requestor when appropriate; most requests do not involve this charge)
$15 shipping cost (all requests are shipped via FedEx)
**If there is a charge for a request, the Records Custodian will inform the requestor before any copies are made to ensure that the requestor is aware of the fees. The requestor needs to provide authorization to the Records Custodian for the copies to be made. All costs are due when the documents are delivered.
For questions regarding the Divison of Real Estate's open records policies or to request copies of documents, email DORA_DRE_RecordRequests@state.co.us