In accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), Ouray County generally makes public records open for inspection by any natural person within three working days. With extenuating circumstances, this timeframe may be extended to seven working days. An open record constitutes all writings made, maintained or kept by the County for use in the exercise of functions required or authorized by law or administrative rule involving the receipt or expenditure of public funds. In some cases, certain documents may not be subject to public disclosure. Those include, but are not limited to, specialized details of secured systems, personnel files, medical records, personally identifiable information (PII), confidential commercial/financial information, and attorney-client privileged communications.
Please be aware of the new Official County Policy for Public Records Request, which includes general requirements for processing CORA requests and specific requirements for costs, fees, and deposits. Payment of costs, fees, and deposits may be required prior to disclosure of public records.
Required Forms and Fees
To make a public records request, fill out the Official Request Form
Special Types of Requests
To request records from the Sheriff’s Office that may be governed by the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, please fill out the Records Request Form on the Sheriff’s Office page of the county website.
For special data requests from the Assessor’s Office, including full public extracts, and reports for ownership data, sales data, and general data, please fill out the Special Data Request form on the Assessor’s page of the county website.
The official county policy for email retention, monitoring, and inspection is available HERE.
For assistance with CORA requests, or locating any publicly available information on the county website, please contact our Public Information Officer at 970-325-7320 x134. We will make every reasonable effort to respond to inquiries for publicly available information.