Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

The Colorado Open Records Act or 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 department or office who would be responsible for holding or archiving the record. 

  • The Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners is the official custodian of all records centrally maintained by the County. 
  • Department Heads are the official custodians of all records maintained within their departments. 
  • The Information Systems Director is the official custodian of e-mails. 
  • Elected Officials may develop their own policies and procedure regarding public records in their custody; however, to the extent that the County has custody of any public records of an Elected Official the County shall, in consultation with the Elected Official, meet any requirement of the Open Records Act as it may apply to documents in the County’s possession.

If the public record(s) requested are not in the custody or control of the person to whom the application is made, such person shall “forthwith” notify the applicant of this fact, in writing if requested by the applicant. In such notification, the person shall state in detail to the best of the person’s knowledge and belief the reason for the absence of the record(s) from the person’s custody or control, the location of the records, and what person would have custody or control of the record(s). C.R.S. 24-72-203(2)(a)

For questions, please contact the County Clerk and Recorder's Office at 970-725-3110 or the County Attorney's Office at 970-725-3045.

Open Records Request Form

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    County Attorney

    Maxine LaBarre-Krostue
    Ph: 970-725-3764
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    Assistant County Attorney

    Shira Cohen
    Ph.  970-725-3045 


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    P.O. Box 264
    Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

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    Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451


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