Criminal Justice Records
For criminal justice records, there is a $6.00 review-and-redaction (blacking-out of confidential information) charge for reports up to 10 pages in length. Reports of 11 pages or more are $6.00, plus $.25 cents per page copying charge. (Payment can be in the form of a business check, a money order or cash. No personal checks are accepted. We do not have the ability to accept debit or charge card payments).
If the request is for voluminous records or records that are highly sensitive, the fees for retrieving and preparing the records will be calculated by the hourly rates of the employee(s) required to accomplish this preparation. An advance deposit of an estimated fee may be required.
To expedite processing your request, provide as much information as possible about the case you are looking for. The most helpful information would be the case report number, date and approximate time the incident occurred, location of incident, type of incident, victim's name, suspect's name, deputy's name, etc. You do not need to provide all the information requested, but please provide what you know. If you need assistance finding any of the information to complete your request please call (719) 520-7177. If you mail your request along with the $6.00, and the report is longer than 10 pages, we will contact you to let you know if there is a balance owed. Be sure to include current phone numbers so we can contact you if needed.
All El Paso County Sheriff’s Office records are released in accordance with current Colorado Revised Statutes. Not all information is releasable on all reports. Therefore, the copy of the report you receive may have areas which have been redacted (blacked out).
Please keep in mind that we give very limited information over the telephone. We do not provide background checks, and our inmate information is limited.
Interested in requesting public records under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) instead? Click here.
Request to Obtain Criminal Justice Records: Please download the request to obtain records form located on the right.