City Attorney's Office

City Attorney Team on steps
 
The City Attorney’s Office serves as the legal adviser to the Mayor, City Council, City Auditor, City Clerk and Recorder and all City departments and agencies; represents and defends the City in legal matters; handles all suits initiated on behalf of the City and County of Denver and any of its departments and agencies; prosecutes violations of City ordinances; and provides counsel to elected officials and client agencies on charter interpretation and reform.



Open Records Requests

The City Attorney’s Office (CAO) values transparency in government and strives to comply at all times with open records requests in a timely and efficient manner.

To pay for the cost of processing a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request, the agency custodian may charge for the time spent to research and respond to records requests under CORA. Following the Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), agency custodians may charge $33 per hour for researching, retrieving and reviewing records. There is no charge for the first hour of research, retrieval and review of records.

The City Attorney’s Office is not the custodian of records and does not process open records requests for other agencies or offices in the City and County of Denver. Please send requests for records to the agency custodian directly.

The City Attorney's Office accepts CORA requests for records by email at CAO.CORAREQUEST@denvergov.org. This includes CCJRA requests for its Prosecution and Code Enforcement(PACE) section.

A CORA and/or CCJRA requests received after 3 p.m., or any day the agency is officially closed, will be considered received on the following working day.

For information regarding fees associated with CORA requests, visit the City’s Colorado Open Records Act at the link below.

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) - Policy and Procedure