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Open Records Request

Below you will find information on filing an Open Records Request.

  • Check to see if the document you want is available online for public access by using the search box on home page..
  • No open records request is necessary for routine city records held by the Clerk and Recorder. If you need a recorded document or a city contract, you can use the standard record request form or simply email your request to Use the online contract lookup to specify the contract you want.
  • Check to see whether the record you want is in the custody of a different Denver agency. This page lists city records commonly requested, and where to find them.

To request records held by the Clerk and Recorder under the Colorado Open Records Act, please use the following form. It may be filled in on your computer screen.

Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records. 

Submit the form in person, or by mail, fax or email. 

Attn: City Clerk
Office of the Clerk and Recorder
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 101
Denver, Colorado 80202

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder will respond in a timely manner.

When a request is received, an estimate of the effort involved in producing the information will be made. If the cost to the requester will exceed $10.00, the requester will be contacted before the work is undertaken for approval.

Twenty-five cents per page will be charged for photocopies. In addition, if more than 30 minutes is required for searching, retrieving, redacting and compiling documents, staff time will be charged at the rate of $35.00 per hour, billed in 30 minute increments.

If the information requested is voluminous, the documents may be transferred to a portable storage media at a cost of $15.00 per device plus staff preparation time.