Firearms InstaCheck Unit


Storm Update: The InstaCheck team has relocated to CBI headquarters following the hail storm on May 8, 2017. The resilient InstaCheck team will begin conducting background checks for firearms transfers beginning at 9:00 am on May 9, 2017. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the aftermath of the storm. 


The InstaCheck Unit is responsible for ensuring that proper procedures, along with state and federal guidelines are adhered to and followed by all citizens wishing to purchase a firearm. The InstaCheck Unit performs comprehensive background investigations into each and every firearm purchase, as well as reviews all concealed weapon permit applications, helping to promote gun safety within the State of Colorado. For additional information about the services provided by InstaCheck please visit our "Available Services" page. Thank you for visiting CBI InstaCheck.


CBI InstaCheck Presentation (2013)


Agent in Charge: Dan Volz
Phone Number: (303) 813-5708


Manager: James Spoden, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit
Phone Number: (303) 813-5702

Phone Number: (303)813-5700 Option 4


Manager: Becky Shoe, Appeals Unit
Phone Number: (303) 813-5700 Option 3


Manager: JoAnne Barry, Firearm Transfer Unit
Phone Number: (303) 813-5700 Option 5


Supervisor: Maria Ledger, Firearm Transfer Unit
Phone Number: (303) 813-5700 Option 5


Supervisor: Dave Ely, Firearm Transfer Unit
Phone Number: (303) 813-5700 Option 5


Firearm Background Checks : Area Codes 303 and 720, 813-5700, select option 1

       *New Toll Free Numbers for area codes 719 and 970, 1-844-813-2256, select option 1 

Appeals Unit: (303) 813-5700 - select option 3

Concealed Handgun Permits: (303) 813-5700 - select option 4

Billing Information: (303) 813-5700 - select option 6

General/All Other Questions: (303) 813-5700 - select option 5


General Fax Number: (303) 813-5759
Appeals Fax Number: (303) 813-5758

Mailing Address:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation/InstaCheck Unit
P.O. Box 280629
Denver, CO 80228-0629