Colorado Background Checks

Colorado background check, including criminal records, incarceration records, and inmate records

State Office

Colorado Bureau of Investigations Record Check
690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80215
(303) 239-4208

Criminal records are available to the general public in the state of Colorado, and files are currently available through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Record Check. This online service makes conducting background checks in Colorado fast and convenient, with the entire process completed on one’s personal computer. The cost of a Colorado background check is also quite reasonable, and fingerprints are not required to gain information about criminal arrests within the state.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations Record Check consists of a computerized criminal history database that includes arrest records based on fingerprints provided by law enforcement agencies within the state. If fingerprints were not take, the records will not be accessible through this database. The record check is restricted to arrest records; warrant information, sealed records and juvenile records are not available through this service. Registered sex offenders are also not listed through this record check; that information must be accessed through the local law enforcement agency.

Steps for Retriving a Colorado Background Check

Step 1

Determine whether you want to establish an account with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations or conduct an individual search. Accounts can be useful for those who will be performing a number of Colorado background checks and want to pre-pay for searches. The fee is the same whether you have an account or conduct an individual search.

Step 2

Collect information on the individual you will be researching. The more information you can provide, the more accurate your Colorado criminal background check will be. Minimum information required is a name and date of birth, but those who provide a social security number, race and gender will receive more accurate results.

Step 3

Read the terms and conditions on the website, which include the fee for Colorado criminal background checks and restrictions on how the information may be used. You must agree to the terms on this web page before you can continue with your search request.

Step 4

Enter the information on the individual you are looking for. The more information you can provide, the more complete and accurate your Colorado criminal background check will be.

Step 5

Use your credit card to pay the fee for the individual background check. Currently the fee for background checks in Colorado is $6.85. If your search comes up with more than one file, you will need to pay an additional $6. 85 for each file you want to access.

Colorado Background Check Special Notes

Unlike other states, Colorado background checks are available to the general public. You must agree not to use the information you find in your search for solicitation of business for pecuniary (financial) gain. This agreement is listed in the terms on the first page of the criminal check process. The criminal history can be accessed immediately through the online system. Those who require a notarized background checks in Colorado will need to conduct a manual search, which costs $13 and must be initiated through the mail.

Record request form

All of the forms and instructions for conducting Colorado background checks can be found at the website for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Record Check. The entire process is automated, so all forms will be submitted electronically and search results will be transmitted in the same fashion.

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