Here are three different ways to do your own search for criminal records or do a background criminal record search in Colorado. To find the free searches, scroll down the page. If it says “Pay Site,” that means the agency or company asks that you pay for your search.
1) Free searches - listed below. Colorado provides free statewide inmate and registered offender databases, and criminal court record databases from Boulder and Denver Counties. Those resources are listed below, along with databases for PACER U.S. District Court criminal records (requires registration and a small fee), and court docket and inmate databases from available counties. You may also use the “Court Dockets” resource listed below to search for current criminal court cases in all counties and districts.
2) Colorado Judicial Branch. The Colorado Judicial Branch provides a service at CoCourts.com that will allow you to search court records in all counties for a maximum fee of $7 per search. If you are mainly interested in statewide criminal court records, we recommend this option.
3) Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Another option is to use the resource below for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and order an instant statewide arrest history check. This does not include court case information or dispositions, so we recommend also using one of the aforementioned services. If you are mainly interested in arrests, this is a good option. The CBI search does not include U.S. Federal Records, so we recommend a PACER and Federal Bureau of Prisons search as well.
Beyond Colorado -- If you are interested in a nationwide search, we offer Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Be advised, a nationwide search will only include four databases from Colorado – Denver County preliminary hearings for felonies and misdemeanors, Corrections records for current inmates, registered offenders, and Southern Ute Indian Tribe registered offenders. Outside of that, it includes over 450 million criminal records from the other 49 states, plus over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases. The cost per search is $14.95 and results are immediate. See Inside Edition's report on YouTube.
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