In accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), the City of Colorado Springs is happy to assist with requests for the City’s public records. As permitted under Colorado State Law, the City does charge a nominal fee for CORA requests.
Please note, the information on this page does not apply to Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA). To request copies of a police report please visit CSPD’s Records Request Unit webpage or call 719-444-7521 for more information.
City Records under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)
Requests should be as detailed as possible including date, type of record, etc. If the document name is unknown, provide brief, but specific description of the document or information requested (note date of issuance and location of the document, if known). A request which is broad, vague, or too voluminous may cause a delay in the time it takes to produce the records.
If the records are available pursuant to C.R.S. 24-72-201 et seq., the records shall be made available for inspection within three working days of receipt of the request. If extenuating circumstances exist, the period may be extended up to an additional seven working days. The requestor will be notified of the extension within the first three days of receipt of the request by the City of Colorado Springs.
*Note: If do not receive an email confirmation of your submittal, please check your SPAM box.
30 S. Nevada Ave. Suite 606, MC 660, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Questions? Please call City Communications at (719) 385-5906 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying for CORA
As permitted under Colorado State Law, the City of Colorado Springs charges a fee for CORA requests.
All payments must be paid to Accounts Receivable by cash, check, credit card or money order in the exact amount. Please contact Accounts Receivable to submit your payment. Make checks payable to “City of Colorado Springs.”
In person or by mail:
30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 203
PO Box 1575, Mail Code 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1575
Please do NOT send credit card or personal information over fax, email or the online request form.
CORA Request Fee Schedule
The fee is a nominal charge that is intended to cover a portion of the costs the City incurs in responding to CORA requests. There will be no charge for CORA requests that take less than 2 hours to complete, and involve production of less than 25 pages. CORA requests that take longer than 2 hours of City staff time for the research and compilation of documents will be subject to a nominal charge of $20 per hour, and CORA requests that require production of more than 25 pages will be charged 25 cents per page.
Requestors agree to pay final costs before receipt of documents. An estimate invoice will go out prior to the final invoice to help you prepare for the final costs. The City asks that you pay 50% deposit prior to compilation of records. A refund will be given if the actual cost is less than the deposit.