Official city records are available for public inspection. The records request form is available in print and online format. Submit your request online, by fax, in person or U.S. Mail. Please be as specific as possible to help us efficiently fill your request.
For a criminal justice records request or a background check, please visit the Police Department's Records web page.
- Online public records request
- Public records request (download and print)
- Open records (CORA) policy
What is a Public Record?
C.R.S. §24-72-201 provides that all public records are open for inspection by any person at reasonable times unless otherwise provided by the act itself or other law. Public records include all writings made, maintained, or kept by the City of Commerce City. Correspondence of elected officials is specifically designated as a public record unless the correspondence is “work product” or is unrelated to the official’s public duties. Certain city records may not be released on grounds that would be contrary to the public interest and include current investigations, intelligence information, personnel files, pending real estate transactions, and any medical, sociological, or achievement data.