Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)


"CORA" stands for "Colorado Open Records Act". With certain exceptions, CORA requires disclosure of public documents. Public documents are generally defined as an existing written or electronic document made, maintained or kept by a state agency for use in a government function or purpose. Exceptions are set out in the Colorado Open Records Act, and may also be found in the organic act covering the programs administered by DORA. Records requests should be directed to the record custodian for the division or office that maintains the records you are seeking.

Records Submission

Download and complete the DMVA Colorado Open Records Act Policy form.

There is no central repository for public records or single office that fulfills public records requests in Colorado. You must submit your request to the custodian of the record - the government office that actually holds the record itself. For the DMVA, please direct all submissions and inquries to:

Resource Director's Office
6848 S Revere Pkwy
Centennial 80112

If you need to submit a request for records from another agency, call that government entity and ask how to submit your request.

Policies and Statutes

Consult the linked documentation below for more detailed information.

DORA Public Records Policy
Colorado Revised Statutes 2017

Additional Information

Still have questions? For additional information please visit the DORA Open Records - CORA Requests web page.