Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Requests

The State Land Board supports the goals of governmental transparency by making every effort to ensure records requests are fulfilled within the parameters of the law. In order to process accurate records requests in a timely manner, please submit your CORA request

Often the information you are seeking is publicly posted on our map server.

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Q&A

"CORA" stands for "Colorado Open Records Act." In the spirit of open government, the Colorado Open Records Act requires that most public records be available to the public. Anyone can request information that is in the possession of a government office, including the State Land Board.

The Colorado Open Records Act is located in the Colorado Revised Statutes at 24‐72‐201 to 24‐72‐309, C.R.S.

A "public record" includes most writings made, maintained, or kept by our office. However, there are some exceptions concerning records made available under CORA.

Some information is considered confidential or is excluded from the Colorado Open Records Act.
Some examples of excluded public records include:

  • Personally identifiable information.
  • Work product prepared for an elected official.
  • Trade secrets and proprietary software information, including programs and source code.

No. Questions regarding interpretation of records provided pursuant to an Open Records Request are beyond the scope of the Colorado Open Records Act.

All requests must be submitted using the online form. Please refer to our CORA submission guide for more information.