CORA Information and Procedure

About the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

The Colorado Open Records Act, (CORA) C.R.S. § 24-72-201 to 206, provides that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law. It is the intention of CDOT to apply this Act in a uniform and reliable manner to comply with its provisions.

Records requests or requestors that cite the federal Freedom of Information Act shall be treated as though they were made pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act.

What Constitutes a Public Record

Public records are those writings kept by a state agency as required by law or administrative rule involving the receipt or expenditure of public funds per CRS 24-72-202 (6). CDOT may only provide existing business documents.


Costs may be assessed for a records request according to the service. Please see the FAQ section for the fee.

Request Procedure

In order to respond to your requests as efficiently as possible, please read and follow these instructions.

  1. Submit a CORA request online.
  2. Fill in all the required fields and submit.
    • All requests must state whether the request is or is not related to actual or potential litigation in which the Colorado Department of Transportation is or may become a defendant.

Please Note:

  • Requests for bridge-related documents are handled by the Bridge Design and Management Office. Find contact information for the appropriate employee to whom you must send request form 1092.

  • Requests for copies of as-built construction plans, current projects plan sets, ownership information, highway easement deeds, grants, licenses, and/or other ownership-related and access-related documents should be sent to the Right-of-Way Office. View our FAQ for the appropriate employee to whom you must send request form 1092.

  • Request concerning media issues are handled by Communications Director Matt Inzeo.