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 April 2016)

“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


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

Student Press Law Center: Advocate for student First Amendment rights

MuckRock: Public records request service and clearinghouse for documents Electronic copies of thousands of federal government documents obtained under FOIA. 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





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