Downloads

Template for requesting public records in ColoradoSunshineBook2015coversmall

“Sunshine Laws”: 2015 guide to Colorado’s open-government laws prepared by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and the Colorado Press Association. Endorsed by the governor’s office and state attorney general.

CFOIC Tip Sheet – Getting your hands on government data and docs (prepared for NICAR 2016)

CFOIC Tip Sheet – Getting information from criminal justice records

CFOIC Tip Sheet – Topic specificity requirements for executive session announcements

CFOIC Tip Sheet – Transparency 101: How to exercise your rights to information and open meetings in your school district

CFOIC Tip Sheet – How to Get Your Hands on Public Records

Colorado Open Meetings Law: Current through 2012 legislative session

Colorado Open Records Act: Current through 2012 legislative session

Colorado Archives Law: Current through 2012 legislative session

Colorado Reporter’s Shield Law: C.R.S. 13-90-119, privilege for a newsperson

ACLU Guide to Using Colorado’s Open Records.Laws: Published in 2010 by the ACLU of Colorado

Access to Colorado Judicial Branch Administrative Records: 2015 Colorado Supreme Court rules

Access to Colorado Court Records: 2005 directive from chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court (amended Sept. 2014)

“21st Century Sunshine”: 2013 report on modernizing CORA by Colorado Ethics Watch

Law Summary – Colorado Open Records Act: Office of Legislative Legal Services

Law Summary – Open Meeting Requirements: Office of Legislative Legal Services

General Assembly CORA Policy: Office of Legislative Legal Services

Guidelines for Releasing Documents Prepared for Legislators: Office of Legislative Legal Services

Homeowners association records: Colorado Division of Real Estate

Links

Open Government Guides: Information on each state’s open-records and open-meetings laws prepared for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Colorado Revised Statutes & Constitution:  Free public access to law database maintained by LexisNexis

Colorado Revised Statutes & Constitution: Downloadable pdfs from state Office of Legislative Legal Services

Sample FOIA request letters: From the National Freedom of Information Coalition

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Nonprofit that provides legal assistance to journalists

100 Key Ethics & Media Law Resources for Journalists: From journalismdegree.org

Student Press Law Center: Advocate for student First Amendment rights

MuckRock: Public records request service and clearinghouse for documents

GovernmentAttic.org: Electronic copies of thousands of federal government documents obtained under FOIA.

FOIA.gov: Reports and data on Freedom of Information Act activities for federal agencies

Public Notice Colorado

FOIA Machine: Create and Send a Public Records Request

Public Data Online

Videos

DIY FOI

 

 

Did you find these resources helpful? If so, please donate here to help us develop and provide additional open-government resources.