Sealing of an Arrest Record

For questions please call 303-239-4213

An Order to Seal may be emailed to cdps_cbi_ident_seal@state.co.us along with the Credit Card form. If you choose to use regular mail, here is the information.

Payment: Acceptable forms of payment are Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express money order, bank check, preprinted business check made payable to CBI.  No personal check will be accepted.  Payment must be in U.S. funds. 
Address: Colorado Bureau of Investigation or CBI, 690 Kipling Street – Suite 4000, Lakewood, CO  80215

Sealing a Record - Standard Order to Seal

A person may petition the court to seal his/her own records by filing a civil action with the District Court in the county where the arrest and/or criminal records are filed. Please review the Colorado State Statute (C.R.S.) 24-72-703 at the courts web site (see below) to read the instructions and qualifications for sealing a record. For additional information regarding obtaining a court order for the purpose of sealing a Colorado Criminal History Record, please contact the court in which the criminal records were filed or click on the link below for the sealing of records packet and instructions at Colorado Courts

Sealing a Record - Special Order to Seal

As of May 25, 2013, to seal an arrest record based on the following five Colorado Revised Statutes, you must submit a fee of $20.00 (reduced from $27.98) to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for processing. Please make exact payments to the CBI, over payments are not accepted and will be returned for the correct amount, which will delay the process of the order to seal. 

1.   C.R.S. 24-72-704 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing of arrest records when no charges filed.

2.   C.R.S. 24-72-705  STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing criminal justice records other than convictions - simplified process - processing fees – applicability.

3.   C.R.S. 24-72-706 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING.  Sealing of criminal conviction records.

4.   C.R.S. 24-72-707 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing of criminal conviction records information for offenses committed by victims of human trafficking.

5.   C.R.S. 24-72-708 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING.  Sealing of criminal conviction records information for municipal offenses for convictions.