Arapahoe County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Colorado's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provides crime statistics from individual law enforcement agencies rather than county-wide crime data. For Arapahoe County, the crime records provided by the Sheriff's Office are available and representative of crime trends in the county. In 2017, the Sheriff's deputies recorded 3 murders, 97 rapes, 53 robberies, and180 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 372 burglaries, 1,443 larcenies, 365 motor vehicle thefts, and 214 cases of fraud.

Compared to the 2013 crime statistics submitted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, the crime trend in the county shows that murder (200%), rape (131%), robbery (76.7%), and aggravated assault (8.4%) rates rose. Arapahoe County's five-year crime trend also indicates significant increases in burglary (16.6%), larceny (70.2%), motor vehicle theft (212%), and fraud (17.6%) rates.

Criminal Records

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, is the agency responsible for providing criminal background checks for all counties in the state. Its records include arrest records provided by local law enforcement agencies in the state. It provides fingerprint-based criminal history checks. Members of the public can choose to use the Individual Search option for a quick search or opt for the Account User option to register with the site. The CBI charges a non-refundable fee of $6.85 for each search.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office provides incident and auto accident reports upon request. Use its Open Records Portal to request for these criminal justice records. For further information, contact the Sheriff's Office by calling (720) 874-3875 or visiting:

13101 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

Colorado law empowers the CBI to maintain a statewide database of registered sex offenders and make this resource available to the public. You can search the Colorado Sex Offender Registry by name, address, and zip code. Make sure to select Arapahoe from the county list to restrict your search to this county. The Sex Offender Tracking and Registration (SOTAR) portal is a similar resource provided by the Sheriff's Office.

The Arapahoe County Detention Center is the only correctional facility in the county. The address of this county jail is 7375 S. Potomac Street, Centennial. Its main phone number is 720-874-3500. Use the Inmate Charges and Bonds search tool to locate inmates in this facility.

To fund the account of an inmate, come to any of the TouchPay kiosks in the Visitation Center and Front Lobby of the county jail. Cash as well as Visa and MasterCard debit/credit cards are accepted at these kiosks. Note that kiosk deposits attract nominal service fees. Alternatively, you can send a money order or cashier's check by mail. Make this out to the inmate and mail it to:

ACSO Detention Facility - Accounts
7375 South Potomac Street
Centennial, CO 80112

Court Records

Arapahoe County is home to Colorado's 18th Judicial District. There are two District Courts in the county. The Centennial location is at:

Arapahoe County Justice Center
7325 South Potomac Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-649-6355

The Littleton location is at:

Arapahoe County Courthouse
1790 Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-798-4591

Each of these courthouses also has a County Court. Use the Arapahoe County Docket Search webform to search for the dockets of all four courts. To request for paper and electronic copies of court records including case documents, download and complete an Arapahoe Document Request Form and submit this to the office of the Court Clerk at either of the addresses above.

The Clerk charges 25 cents per page for electronic copies and 75 cents per page for paper copies. There is a flat fee of $25 for each Transcript of Judgement. Each Certified or Exemplified court record costs $20 per document. Postage cost depends on the number of pages in the records requested.

There are nine Municipal Courts all over Arapahoe County. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Aurora Municipal Court
14999 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 303-739-6444

Bennett Municipal Court
355 4th Street, Bennett, CO 80102
Phone: 303-644-3249 ext. 1001

Centennial Municipal Court
13133 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-754-3380

Columbine Valley Municipal Court
2069 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-795-1434
Fax: 303-795-7325

Englewood Municipal Court
Englewood Civic Center
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303-762-2580
Fax: 303-762-2480

Glendale Municipal Court
950 South Birch Street, Glendale, CO 80246
Phone: 303-639-4610
Fax: 303-639-4607

Greenwood Village Municipal Court
6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-773-6033
Fax: 303-804-4108

Littleton Municipal Court
2069 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-795-3837
Fax: 303-795-3841

Sheridan Municipal Court
4101 South Federal Boulevard, Sheridan, CO 80110
Phone: 303-762-2204
Fax: 303-438-3398

Visit these court addresses to request their records. Some provide court records on the official websites of their cities/towns. For example, the City of Centennial allows the public to search for traffic violations from the Centennial Municipal Court webpage.

Vital Records

The District Courts in Arapahoe County hear divorce cases. They also maintain and provide these records upon request. To obtain copies of your divorce decree, submit an Arapahoe Document Request Form to the office of the Court Clerk at either of the District Courts in the county. Like other court records, there is 75 cents per page fee for paper copies of divorce records while certified copies cost $20 per document.

The Clerk and Recorder of Arapahoe County is the official responsible for providing copies of marriage licenses. Use the Online Document Search tool provided by the County Clerk and Recorder to find and order copies of your marriage license. This resource requires users to register and log in before searching available records. Members of the public can download non-certified copies of marriage licenses dating back to February 1, 1996 from this website. Those requesting certified copies will receive them by mail.

The fee for non-certified copies of marriage licenses is 25 cents per page. There will also be a credit card transaction fee of $2. Certified copies cost an additional $1 per document.

For marriage licenses issued before 1996, come to the Recording Division of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder. This office is at 5334 S. Prince Street, Littleton. It opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Cash and check payments are accepted for walk-in requests.

Certified copies of birth and death certificates for Arapahoe County are available from the Vital Records department of the Tri-County Health Department. You can request for these records by visiting the Greenwood Village office of Vital Records at Suite 100 of 6162 S. Willow Drive. This office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Acceptable forms of payment for walk-in requests include cash, check, money order, and credit card.

The Vital Records office also accepts mail and fax requests for birth and death certificates. Download and complete a Birth Certificate Application (also available in Spanish) or a Death Certificate Application (Spanish). Send this, along with a photocopy of a valid ID and a check or money order to:

Office of Vital Records
6162 S. Willow Drive
Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Alternatively, fax the completed document, ID, and payment to 303-221-2906. The fee for the first certified copy of a birth or death certificate is $20. Each additional copy costs $13. Those sending mail and fax requests may ask for expedited FedEx shipping for an additional $25.