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City Attorney's Office


 

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.

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The City Attorney's Office represents the City and County of Denver and does not offer legal advice to its citizens

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Open Records Requests

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.

Fee Increase!

Effective Friday, July 26, 2019, the City is increasing the CORA research, retrieval and review fee to $33.00. CORA permits the State Legislative Council to review and increase the CORA hourly fee every 5 years. The Legislative Council has increased the state fee to $33.58. For ease, the City will go to $33.00 per hour after the first free hour.


The City Attorney’s Office is not the custodian of records and does not process CORA 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 section.

A CORA request 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, vist the City’s Colorado Open Records Act webpage below.