Colorado Public Records

To get started, try the statewide CO databases listed below.  You can branch out to other resources not shown on this page by clicking on the tools displayed on the left.

  • Court System - There are five levels in the Colorado court system. At the first level are the Municipal Courts that handle violations of city & town ordinances. At the second level are County Courts, responsible for misdemeanors, traffic infractions, felony complaints, protection orders, civil cases under $15,000, and small claims. At the third level are District Courts, responsible for civil cases of any amount, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, & mental health cases. Next is the Court of Appeals, which reviews decisions from lower courts. At the top is the Supreme Court, which handles appeals from the Court of Appeals and sometimes, lower courts. Colorado also has 7 Water Courts to oversee water rights cases. Denver County has its own Juvenile Court and Probate Court.  Colorado Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Some misdemeanors and infractions are handled at the Municipal Court level. Other misdemeanors, traffic infractions, DWI/DUI cases, felony complaints, and protection orders are handled at the County Court level. Felony, domestic relations, and juvenile cases are handled at the District Court level. Juvenile cases in Denver County are handled by the Denver Juvenile Court.  To find out how to perform and request criminal searches, go to our Colorado Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Birth & death certificates are provided by: Vital Records Office, Colorado Dept of Health, 4300 Cherry Creek Dr South, HSVRD-VS-A1, Denver, CO 80246-1530, (303) 692-2224 General, (303) 756-4464 Information, Fax: (800) 423-1108. Marriage & divorce certificates are available from the Clerk of District Court (in the district where the event occurred).  Visit our Vital Records page for Colorado, which has birth indexes in Kit Carson, Pitkin, and Weld Counties; the Social Security Death Index for Colorado, and available city & county databases for deaths, burials, obituaries, and cemeteries; city & county marriage databases (many are historical); and historical divorce databases from available counties in Colorado.


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Attorney General Opinions

Colorado Attorney General database of formal opinions.

Bank Robbers

Photos of Colorado most-wanted bank robbers listed by year.

Campaign Finance

Use these Colorado Secretary of State Campaign Finance databases for candidate detail information, committee reports, expenditures, registered agents, contributions, race histories, and filings.

Charities & Fundraisers

Colorado Secretary of State search for registered charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and professional fundraising consultants.

Clerk & Recorder Websites

Colorado map of of County Recorder offices. Click on a county to be directed to the Clerk & Recorder website.


Searchable index of the Colorado Constitution.

Court Records | BIS  Pay Site

The Colorado Judicial Branch recommends this Background Information Services (BIS) service to search for court records in all Colorado counties. Requires signup and search fees.

Court Records |  Pay Site

The Colorado Judicial Branch recommends this service to search for court records in all Colorado counties. Requires signup and search fees.

Delinquent Taxpayers

Colorado Department of Revenue lists of delinquent taxpayers. Scroll to "Additional Services" and click on "View Delinquent Taxpayer Lists."

Employee Telephone Directory

Colorado government employee phone directory.

Film Locations

Colorado Office of Film Television Media film location database.

Film Production Guide

Colorado Film Production Resource Guide.

Historical Records

Colorado State historical records, including births, deaths, burials, marriages, divorces, land records, court cases, coroner inquests, military discharges, pensions, teacher licenses, voter registration, Wills, school records, prohibition arrests, tax lists, probates records, and substantially more.


Use this Colorado Department of Corrections service to search for currently incarcerated offenders by DOC number, date of birth, name, and/or gender.

Inmates | Parole Eligibility

Parole board hearings calendar from the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Land Surveyor Monument Records

Colorado Land Surveyor Monument Record document search.


Search for current Colorado bills by number or full text. Gives title, sponsors, history, fiscal note, fiscal analysis, committee reports, votes, and full text of bill both before and after amendments.

Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business

Search for Colorado state professional and business licenses, including those for attorneys, physicians, CPAs, real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, contractors, banking institutions, and more.

Lobbyists - by Employer

Search the Colorado Secretary of State lobbyist database by employer name and optionally by year. Provides lobbyist ID, name, address, phone, employer information, and disclosure summary. Provides PDF files of manual filings.

Lobbyists - by Name

Search the Colorado Secretary of State lobbyist database by name and optionally by year. Provides lobbyist ID, name, address, phone, employer information, and disclosure summary.

Missing Children

Colorado missing children search.

Nonprofit Organizations

Colorado Nonprofit Association member directory.


Colorado Obituary Project list of Colorado obituaries, including name, state, newspaper, and obituary date.

Public Utilities Commission Permits

Search Colorado Public Utilities Commission Permits-- include chartered buses, carriers, hazardous material, interstate exempt, limousines, off-road charters, property carriers, and towing carriers. Search by permit number, name, city, or permit type.

Sales Tax Accounts

Colorado Department of Revenue service. Scroll down to "Additional Services" and click on "Verify a License or Certificate" for verification of Colorado Sales Tax Accounts.

State Bar - Membership & Disciplinary History

Search the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Information database by name or registration number for Colorado attorney status and disciplinary history.

State Bar | Find a Lawyer

Colorado Bar Association attorney search.

Storage Tanks

Search the Colorado Storage Tank Information system by facility, tank, owner or event to view corresponding info, address, ID # and other details.

Colorado is located in the Southern Rocky Mountains Area of the United States. The Capital is Denver and the largest city is Denver.  The Official Web Site is located at  Colorado is the 22nd most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 5,355,866 and the 2010 census population was 5,029,324.  The land area is 103,641.89 square miles and there are 48.5 persons per square mile.

88% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 21% is Hispanic or Latino, 3% is Asian, 1.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% are two or more races. 90.2% are a high school graduate or higher, and 37% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $236,200. There are on average 2.53 persons per household, the per capita income is $31,109, the median household income is $58,433, and 13.2% of the persons in Colorado are considered below poverty level.

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