What is Available in Colorado Public Records?
The US government requires that every state makes certain records publically available, but they allow some of the choices of what can be made public up to the state. Each state decides what should be made public and what is considered private information. Within Colorado public records, there are several pieces of information that have been made public, including:
Criminal history background checks.
Marriage licenses and birth certificates.
Access to the sex offender registry.
Certain court records.
Unclaimed property and finances.
Certain personal asset and business capital information.
Colorado public records are fairly open, and include quite a few interesting pieces of information for those that are looking for some specific public document. However, not all information is included in Colorado public records. Examples of this information include:
Trade secrets of a company, including software and source codes.
Marketing plans of companies and results of market research.
Details of state research projects.
Also, Colorado public records exclude things like testing keys for licensing exams, since providing those questions and answers would be "against public interest." Similarly, it is possible to get some aspects of your own public records sealed in very rare cases, which it is always a good idea to give yourself a search to ensure that there is no information you want hidden that can be hidden.