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Vendor Information

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What is the CORSAR Card?

On July 1, 2001, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card (CORSAR) went on sale.  The fund was initially established in recognition of the impacts hunters and other sportsmen have on small, sheriffs' departments.  In recent years, however, more hikers, mountain bikers, rock and ice climbers, cross-country skiers, kayakers, and other non-sportsmen (both residents and visitors alike) have discovered Colorado's backcountry.  The CORSAR card program is an attempt to create equity between sportsmen and other users of the backcountry in funding search and rescue operations.  The CORSAR card program is a voluntary mechanism for hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, kayakers, and other non-sportsmen to participate in the fund.


How to become a vendor:

Fill out the Vendor application form and return to the SAR CORSAR Card Program Manager.



Upon receipt of the application form, the Department of Local Affairs will create an on-line vendor account for your company.  Thereafter, the website link will be provided to you for your access.  With this Vendor On-line system you can view existing orders and search for individual card holders if needed.  A good tracking system for your sales is all in one place via your vendor account to which only you have access.

The cost to a customer for a one-year card is $3.00 and the five-year card is $12.00.

You, as the vendor, keep $1.00 from each one-year card sold or $3.00 from each five-year card sold.  The card is good for one year or five years from the date of purchase.


As a vendor, you are required to report sales quarterly:  


You may report sales of the CORSAR card more frequently, but at a minimum please report them quarterly (March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31). I would like for you to submit your sales no later than 15 days after the close of that quarter if possible. 


Benefits to being a vendor:

Vendors of CORSAR cards provide a valuable service to a targeted market of backcountry users.

Selling CORSAR cards helps local law enforcement and search and rescue volunteers.

Cards are in high demand by bikers, hikers, climbers, kayakers, outdoor photographers and draw customers to your store.

Your store is listed on the Search and Rescue web site.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor and supporting the search and rescue operations in Colorado.


If you have any further questions, please call me at 303/864-7733 or e-mail at glory.ortega@state.co.us or Quinn Fairchild at 303/864-7748 or e-mail at Quinn.fairchild@state.co.us.