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.
A "public record" includes most writings made, maintained, or kept by our office. However, there are some exceptions concerning records made available under CORA.
"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.
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.
There is no charge unless the request involves more than one hour of staff time or hard copies are requested (hard copies are $0.25 per page; staff time after the first hour is $30.00 per hour).