“CORA” stands for “Colorado Open Records Act.” In the spirit of open government and pursuant to Section 24-72-201 to 206 C.R.S., CORA requires that most public records be available to the public. Anyone can request information that is in the possession of a government office.
You must submit your request to the custodian of the record: the state, county or city office that actually holds the record itself. There is no central repository for public records or single office that fulfills public records requests in Colorado. For most governmental agencies, you can submit your request directly to the Public Information Officer of that agency.
A “public record” includes most writings made, maintained, or kept by our office. However, there are some exceptions concerning records made available under CORA.
You do not have to file a CORA request to receive information. It is the intent of the El Paso County Commissioners that our office provides documents and information to the public without requiring a CORA request.
Before making a CORA request, contact our office to request information from our staff. Many documents are readily available to the public. We would be more than happy to help you access these filings without asking you to make a CORA request.