SIPA LogoStatewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) - Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Request

The Colorado Open Records Act, (CORA) C.R.S. § 24-72-201 to 206, provides that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law.  It is the intention of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) to apply this Act in a uniform and reliable manner to comply with its provisions.

Records requests or requestors that cite the federal Freedom of Information Act shall be treated as though they were made pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act. Public records are those writings kept as required by law or administrative rule involving the receipt or expenditure of public funds.  See CRS 24-72-202 (6).  Costs may be assessed for a records request according to the service.   

In order to respond to your requests as efficiently as possible, please read and follow the instructions:

All requests must be presented in writing and include:

  • the date
  • requestor’s name 
  • mailing address
  • company name (if applicable)
  • phone number
  • e-mail if available
  • a detailed list or description of the specific information being requested

List information requested. Please note that personally identifiable information (PII) such as place and date of birth, home address, social security number, physical description, photograph, or signature of any person is always redacted prior to release of public records. Likewise, electronic mail addresses provided by a person to the department to aid in future communication are not disclosed to the public. Some records, such as tax or driving records, may be protected from disclosure to anyone but the person in interest, while other records are entirely exempt from public inspection due to statutes that specifically prohibit their release.