Request Documents


Discovery- requesting documents as a defendant in a court case

Discovery is a defendant’s right to get copies of the police report(s), photos, video, audio, etc. used in the case against them. Discovery does not include records and documentation maintained by other agencies such as calibration records and police officer personnel files, or City Attorney work product.
To request discovery, you may call 720.913.8050, or fax 720.913.8011. In your request, please specify if you would like printed or digital copies. Once the discovery copies are made, you will be contacted to pick-up discovery and notified of the cost. See the cost schedule and pick-up instructions below.

Discovery will ONLY be provided to the defendant, the attorney of record, or an authorized agent. Defense Counsel must provide an Entry of Appearance before discovery will be released. If a defendant has hired an attorney or been approved for the public defender, discovery will only be provided to the attorney. Authorized agents must bring a signed release providing authority for them to pick-up discovery.

For traffic cases, please see “Traffic Discovery” below.
You may request printed or digital discovery. Digital discovery comes on a CD or DVD with ALL of the case in electronic format. Printed discovery is provided as paper copies of all the documents, but may ALSO include a CD or DVD for video(s) and photo(s).

Printed Pages: $5 for the first five (5) pages and $.25/page for each additional page
Color Photos: $13 for the first photo and $2/photo for each additional photo
CD: $18
DVD: $20

Please note that ONLY checks or money orders payable to the Manager of Finance are accepted.
The Prosecution and Code Enforcement Office is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located at 201 W. Colfax in the Wellington Webb Building on the 12th floor. Please be advised that this building does not offer any free parking to the public. Metered on-street parking is available, as are several hourly-fee parking lots.
ONLY check or money orders made payable to the Manager of Finance are accepted.
Discovery can only be requested in cases set for trial. All other cases are kept at the Denver County Court and not available for discovery, no exceptions.

Cases set for final hearing, instead of trial, are not entitled to discovery. The contents of the file will be available for viewing on the date of the final hearing under Rule 15 of the Local Rules for Traffic Infractions.
If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case and you want information about that case, please call our office at 720.913.8050 and ask to fill out a Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act request. This request may be submitted by phone, or it may be mailed, e-mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered. You may or may not be entitled to receive the information you want; if you are not entitled to the information, you will receive an explanation for the denial. There may also be a cost for the paper copies provided.

Aiport related requests

Airport Legal Services assists the Department of Aviation in production of documents related to Colorado Open Record Act requests.  Airport Rules and Regulations cover the procedures and requirements to submit an Open Records Requests. Please refer to the document below "Part 220 – Open Records Act Request" for how to specifically request documents from Denver International Airport.
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