Search and Rescue Fund

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card

Colorado residents and visitors are well served by dedicated volunteer search and rescue teams. By purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card you are contributing to the Search and Rescue Fund, which will reimburse these teams for costs incurred in search and rescues across the State of Colorado. The CORSAR card is available for $3 for a one-year card and $12 for five-year card.

Please note the CORSAR card is not insurance and does not reimburse individuals nor does it pay for medical transport.

CORSAR Sticker Registration

Program Overview

The Search and Rescue fund (SAR) was created to reimburse political subdivisions and search and rescue organizations for the costs incurred in conducting search and rescue operations; and to provide funding for the purchase of search and rescue related equipment.


Vendor Information

To become a CORSAR card vendor, fill out the Vendor application forms and return to the SAR Program Manager.


Forms and Resources


Sheriff Information and Reimbursement

To request a mission reimbursement, please use the e-filing system below.

Prior to using the electronic filing system, please review the Webinar Training Presentation (printable version) to help understand and navigate through the system and use the 2018 Reimbursement Rates Guide for any mileage calculations and the Mission Resource Form.

All such claims must be certified and submitted to the department within 60 days of the completion of the search and rescue operation. If you are submitting a mission report outside this time frame, please contact Alex Vercio at (303) 864-8431



Awards and Annual Reports

To see historical annual reports and award decisions, please visit the archives.


Meeting Minutes


Program Contacts

Alex Vercio
(303) 864-8431