Colorado Information

 

Criminal Records Requirements for the State of Colorado                                                                                                                                                  

Name of Agency:  Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Address:

690 Kipling St. Denver, CO 80215 Suite 4000

Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cbi/identification-unit
Contact: Joseph Delgado-Supervisor or Melissa Tafoya - Fingerprint Examiner II
Position:  
Phone Number: 303-239-4208
Email: joseph.delgado@state.co.us or melissa.tafoya@state.co.us
Procedure: 

 

If you have obtained a Colorado Criminal History Record (CHRI), and there is incorrect information on your record, or you have never been arrested and should not have a criminal history record, you may be a victim of criminal impersonation, or "identity theft".


Any person who disputes any information on their Colorado criminal history record, may challenge the accuracy and completeness of their record. Disputes can be taken directly to the arresting agency, or a "record challenge" may be conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). To challenge a record, first obtain a copy of the criminal history record from the CBI (Internet or manual search). Once the criminal history record has been obtained and discrepancies are detected, a challenge of any of those discrepancies may be conducted by presenting in person, a copy of the CBI criminal history record in question and a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID to the CBI. Fingerprints will be taken of the person disputing the criminal history record, which will then be searched through the CBI fingerprint database. Should the criminal history record presented not belong to the individual fingerprinted, a letter stating the person fingerprinted is not the same person as the individual in the criminal history record will be given to that person. The record challenge process is completed at the CBI at 690 Kipling Street, Suite 4000, Lakewood, Colorado during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 


Any person residing outside the Denver metro area may contact their local law enforcement agency to assist in obtaining fingerprints to conduct a record challenge. The fingerprints and the criminal history record being challenged must be sent to the CBI by the law enforcement agency.

Criminal History Check FAQ

Criminal History Check System

Law Enforcement Agency:  
Turn Around Time: Our processing times can vary, but it should be completed within 5 business days. It usually is done in 1-2 days.
Successful challenge: Any person who disputes any information on the criminal history record may challenge the accuracy and completeness of the record. Disputes can be taken directly to the arresting agency, or a “record challenge” may be conducted at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). To challenge a record, first obtain a copy of the criminal history record from CBI. Once the criminal history record has been obtained and discrepancies are detected, a challenge of any of those discrepancies may be conducted by presenting, in person, a copy of the CBI criminal history record in question and a driver’s license or government issued photo ID to CBI. Fingerprints will be taken from the person contesting an arrest record and compared within the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
Cost:

No charge for the 1st or 2nd time, after that a fee of $16.50 is applicable to replace lost documents.                            Copy of criminal history $6.85