Records Information and Links

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION EXCHANGED THROUGH CICJIS

IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

We are frequently contacted with questions about fingerprinting, expunging or sealing criminal records or getting a copy of records for employment purposes. The following is provided to direct you to the correct agency:

Background Checks: Colorado Bureau of Investigation

CBI is a division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety and is the central repository of the criminal history arrest records for the State of Colorado only.                          

The computerized criminal history (CCH) database contains detailed information of arrest records based upon fingerprints provided by Colorado law enforcement agencies. Arrests which are not supported by fingerprints will not be included in this database. Additionally, warrant information, sealed records, and juvenile records are not available to the public. To locate information regarding registered sex offenders, you must contact your local law enforcement agency.

CBI has contracted exclusively with KT International (KTI) to provide citizens, corporations and others the ability to search CBI's official central repository of criminal history arrest records for the State of Colorado only.

Colorado Court Records: CoCourts.com

CoCourts.com can provide the information electronically for a maximum of $7.00 per search. CoCourts.com was created as an initiative of the Colorado Judicial Branch to help citizens make better choices. CoCourts.com is among the first online, statewide, real-time court record sites in the United States. You'll get access to Colorado court records including Denver County as an optional add-on.

Access to trial court case documents and files are not available directly through the Colorado Judicial Branch website. Copies of court documents are not available on the site. For specific information related to a particular case, you must visit or contact the court in which the action was filed, or visit a commerical site that allows users to search a real-time register of actions of state court records on the internet. Copies of documents are not available from any of the commerical sites and may only be obtained by contacting the individual court where the documents were filed. A register of actions available on commericial sites include: civil, civilwater, small claims, felony, misdemeanor, domestic and traffic cases.

Records can be accessed by name or case number through cocourts, and Background Information Services, Inc. There are charges for all of these services. Please contact the vendor directly for more information.  

Driving Record Letter of Clearance: Colorado Department of Revenue

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles maintains driving records that reflect activity posted to the record for the past seven years. They cannot be limited to show periods less than seven years. These records are maintained in accordance with State and Federal laws including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission. You may purchase non-certified copies of your driver record at full service Driver's License Offices. Certified copies of driving records are available ONLY at the Division of Motor Vehicles, 1881 Pierce Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80214. Requests must include:

  • Full name

  • Date of birth

  • Driver License Number (if available)

  • Complete and legible original signature of driver

  • Photocopy of driver's photo ID bearing signature

  • $2.60 fee ($3.20 certified copy) - do not send cash

Privacy laws prevent providing you with a driving record other than your own without that person's permission. If you are requesting a record as an employer or because of a pending court case, you may be permitted to receive the record based upon the criteria of the Requestor Release and Affidavit of Intended Use. This form may be printed from our website and submitted with the appropriate fee.

Fingerprinting Questions/Information: CBI Identification Unit

The Identification Unit of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) supports law enforcement agencies as well as the public. It is the responsibility of this unit to maintain and update all information stored in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), used in the identification of fingerprints, and the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC), which houses all fingerprint based Colorado criminal history record information (CHRI) records. Colorado is an open records state and this information is available to the public.

Locate an Offender: Colorado Department of Corrections

This link will take you to a search engine where you will enter search criteria into one or more fields. These fields are: DOC Number: This is an identification number assigned by the department. This number is up to six characters long and is numeric. This is the primary means by which the department identifies offenders. Date of Birth: Please search Date of Birth using the format mm/dd/yyyy, e.g., 03/21/1940. Checking the check box will search the database 6 months prior to and 6 months beyond date entered. Last Name, First Name: In the First Name and Last Name fields, the search will return all matches whose names begin with the letters you type. For example, if you enter Mar, the search will also turn up Martin, Martinez, and so on (if it matches the other criteria you selected). Do not hyphenate between two last names; run these names together. Offender's name on record is their arresting/prosecuted name and may not be their legal name.

Sealing of Arrest/Criminal Records: Colorado Judicial Branch

This page will provide you with the instructions and forms necessary to Petition the Court to Seal a Criminal Record. Any person in interest (party to the case) may petition the District Court to seal records by filing a civil action in the county in which any arrest and/or criminal records are filed. A separate civil case must be filed for each court case record you want sealed, unless both a county court case (F Case) and a district court case (CR case) were established as a result of the same offense. Denver District Court has specific requirements for filing Petitions to Seal Arrest Records and/or convictions. Please review filing information located on the Denver District Court website.

Sealing of Criminal Conviction Records: Colorado Judicial Branch

This page will provide you with the instructions and forms necessary to Petition the Court to Seal a Criminal Conviction for offenses involving controlled substances. Any person in interest (party to the case) may petition the District Court to seal criminal conviction records by filing a civil action in the county in which the criminal conviction record is filed. Read the instructions carefully before filing any documents with the Court. Denver District Court has specific requirements for filing Petitions to Seal Arrest Records and/or convictions. Please review filing information located on the Denver District Court website.