Request to Inspect Criminal Justice Records Form
To request a copy of a record you must complete this form, which will be retained in the file of the requested record. If it is an extensive request, payment maybe requested up front prior to working on record's request.
In accordance with Colorado revised statutes, 19-1-301 through 304, concerning children's code records and information act and 24- 72-20I through 206, concerning inspection, copying and photographing public records, and 24- 72-30 I through 24- 72-309 concerning criminal justice records, the ACSO will provide, for public inspection, records in the custody of the sheriff's office which are legally allowed within the provision of the above referenced statutes. The sheriff's office is authorizing dissemination only to the below requestor in accordance with CRS 24- 72-305.S, secondary dissemination may violate this statute and will not be the responsibility of the sheriff's office. To request a copy of a record you must complete this form, which will be retained in the file of the requested record. All requests are processed as soon as reasonably possible and in accordance with the requirements of the Colorado Open Records Act for public records and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act for criminal justice records. In the event of extenuating circumstances, the request may be delayed. Your request may require approval through the district attorney's office. Should your request be denied, you may request a written explanation for any such denial. The fee shall be as detailed below.
Per CRS 24-72-306, a non-refundable research/retrieval fee of $5.00 will be assessed for every request to inspect public records, whether or not the requested record is located. Actual costs will include staff time for research, retrieval and redaction at $33.00 per hour. Electronic media such as Body Camera footage/picture is $15.00 per USB/DVD. The $5.00 initial fee will be applied to actual costs. (Redaction is the act of “blacking out” certain words or personal identifiers protected by law).
Questions regarding records request can be made at 970-264-8432.