The Denver Department of Finance's Office of Communications assists with media inquiries, records requests, speaking engagements and other communications related items.
Julie Smith, Director of Communications
In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”). Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 26, 2019, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $33.00 per hour. There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.
The City has instituted at 3:00 pm cut-off for CORA requests. Requests received after 3:00 pm on a city business day may be considered received the following business day. For example, a CORA request received at 2:30 on Monday would be considered received on Monday and a response would be due on Thursday. However, a CORA request received at 3:30 on Monday would be considered received on Tuesday and a response would be due on Friday.
For more information, or to initiate a CORA request, contact Julie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org