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El Paso County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are El Paso County Arrest Records?

El Paso County arrest records are documents that contain collated information on the frequencies of apprehensions in the county following criminal activities or accusations. These documents are created by the arresting agencies like the municipal police departments or County Sheriff to provide arrest and arrestee details, as well as maintain an index of crime data at the county level.

El Paso County arrest records contain information such as the arrestee’s name, arresting officer/agency name, criminal charges, location and time of apprehension, location of holding facility, warrant details, and so on. Individuals can obtain these by sending requests to the appropriate law enforcement agency that made the arrest.

For records from the Sheriff's Office, send the completed request form to 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The Colorado Springs Police Department also has an online request portal to request police records, or persons may create paper requests forms and submit via mail or in person. Note that El Paso arrest records do not contain information on the case disposition or criminal conviction of its subjects.

How to Get Police Reports in El Paso County

The Sheriff’s Office maintains and releases criminal justice records for El Paso County. These include booking reports and photographs, police reports, dispatch recordings, and footage from body-worn cameras. To request for these records, download and complete the Request Criminal Justice Records form. Bring or mail this to:

Office of the Sheriff
27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The Sheriff's Office charges $6 for the first 10 pages of case reports, 911 call screen printouts, and jail records. Additional pages attract a charge of 25 cents per page. For dispatch recordings provided on CDs, the Sheriff charges $25 per hour for incidents that happened in the last two years and $35 per hour for incidents that occurred more than two years ago. The fee for a jail booking report is $3 while a copy of a traffic ticket costs $2 and a booking photo (on CD) costs $6. The first hour of a body camera video footage is free, but there is a charge of $30 per hour for longer clips. These fees are payable with cash, business check, and money order. Individuals can also get records from municipal police departments in the county for varying costs.

Crime Statistics

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office recorded a total of 508 violent crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. This figure includes six murders, 168 rapes, 36 robberies, and 298 aggravated assaults. That year, incidences of property crimes in El Paso County include390 burglaries, 482 cases of fraud, 1,651 larceny thefts, and 276 motor vehicle thefts.

Compared to the previous year, murder, burglary, and fraud rates in the county dipped by 14.3%, 7.1%, and 13.3%, respectively. The crime with the highest year-on-year growth rate was robbery with a 33.3% increment. Rape and aggravated assault rates grew by 9.1% and 5.3%, respectively, while there were 3.1% more cases of larceny and 3% more cases of motor vehicle theft.

What are El Paso County Criminal Records?

El Paso County criminal records are official documents that contain collated information on the following criminal activities or convictions of individuals in the county. Unlike El Paso arrest records, criminal records or rap sheets include details of both arrest and disposition. These documents are created by law enforcement agencies and courts in the county but are also available at the state level from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Depending on the issuer of records, an El Paso criminal record may contain the subject's arrest, indictment, and disposition history. Identifying details like names, gender, race, mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description are typically included in records obtained from local or state law enforcement agencies.

How Do I Get El Paso County Criminal Records?

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the statewide repository of criminal information. Individuals can conduct internet background checks on the website by providing the full name, gender, date of birth, and fingerprint card for fingerprint-based checks. CBI charges $5 for an internet name search, $13 for a manual name search, $16.50 for fingerprint checks, and $17.50 for fingerprint checks done by approved agencies. However, vendors might include additional charges.

Requesters can also send filled public request forms for name checks to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation or CBI, 690 Kipling Street — Suite 4000, Lakewood, CO 80215. Persons can also use the approved Colorado Applicant Background Service (CABS) vendors for statewide or nationwide criminal history record information. Call (303) 239-4208 for further inquiries.

The Sheriff’s Office does not do background checks but the Records and Identification Section of the Colorado Springs Police Department conducts background checks for criminal records within its jurisdiction for $7.50 and charges $15 fingerprinting fees.

Lastly, individuals can get criminal case dockets by visiting the El Paso County Docket Search page. Required information includes the case number, approximate date of proceeding, court, and division, company name or party first and last name, and others.

How to Find El Paso County Sex Offender Information?

The Colorado Revised Statute 16-22-112, as amended by Colorado House Bill 1035, authorizes law enforcement agencies all over the state to provide information about registered sex offenders in their jurisdictions on their websites. In accordance with this directive, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office provides public access to offenders living in the county. To view a complete list of registered sex offenders living in El Paso County, call Dawn Pearson of the Sheriff’s Office at (719) 520-7333 or send an email to dawnpearson@elpasoco.com.

Members of the public can also search for offenders using the Sexual Offender Tracking and Registration portal. Simply select El Paso in the county list to conduct a general search. Alternatively, provide a zip code or street address to see all registered sex offenders living in your neighborhood.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in El Paso County Jail?

Individuals can visit inmates in an El Paso County Jail by scheduling appointments at least two days beforehand by calling (719) 390-2373, visiting the jail kiosk, or using the approved third-party visitation system. Required information for scheduling visits include the visitor’s full name, photo identification type, date of birth, time of visit, contact details, inmate’s name, and visitor’s relationship to the inmate

Visits can be done remotely or in-person for 30 minutes each at the inmate's allotted time slots, and a maximum of three persons are permitted per visit. Call (719) 390-2000 or visit the inmate visitation webpage for general information and visitation rules. The addresses of these county jails are:

Criminal Justice Center
2739 East Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Metro Detention Facility
210 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Where and How to Find El Paso County Inmate Information?

The Sheriff’s Office oversees the county’s correctional facilities and maintains all inmate records. It provides a handy inmate locator on its website to help the public find individuals currently housed in the Criminal Justice Center and the Metro Detention Facility. Use the locator tool to search for inmates by last name or booking number.

The Sheriff’s Office charges $6 for the first 10 pages of jail records requested in person or via mail, while additional pages attract a charge of 25 cents per page. The fee for a jail booking report is $3 while a copy of a traffic ticket costs $2 and a booking photo (on CD) costs $6. These fees are payable with cash, business check, and money order.

What are El Paso County Court Records?

El Paso County court records are files, documents, and materials maintained and issued by courts within the county. As per state laws, these records are mostly open to the public except when under a court order or other legal restrictions. Examples of court records are dockets, case files, transcripts, and other documents filed in relation to the trials, proceedings, and actions that took place in the court.

The courts in El Paso County make up the state’s Fourth Judicial District. Case documents from El Paso’s District and County Courts are available on the website of the Colorado Judicial Branch. Visit the El Paso County Docket Search page to find dockets from both courts. Search for case information by case number, party name, and attorney bar number. For further information, contact the Records Center of the Fourth Judicial District by calling (719) 452-5000 or emailing 04SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us.

To ask research questions, send an email to 04ResearchRequest@judicial.state.co.us. Requests for record searches and copies of court records should also go to this email address. Alternatively, fax copy and search requests to (719) 452-5007 or send them by mail to:

El Paso County Combined Court
270 S Tejon Street
Colorado, CO 80903

Location of All Courts in El Paso County

El Paso County District Court
El Paso County Judicial Building
270 South Tejon,
P.O. Box 2980,
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Phone: (719) 452-5000
Fax: (719) 452-5006

County Court of El Paso County
El Paso County Judicial Building
270 South Tejon,
P.O. Box 2980,
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Phone: (719) 452-5000
Fax: (719) 452-5006

Colorado Springs Municipal Court
224 East Kiowa Street,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 385-5928

Fountain Municipal Court
116 South Main Street,
Fountain, CO 80817

Phone: (719) 382-5561
Green Mountain Falls Municipal Court
P.O. Box 524,
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Phone: (719) 684-9414

Manitou Springs Municipal Court
606 Manitou Avenue,
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-2544
Fax: (719) 685-2607

Monument Municipal Court
645 Beacon Lite Road,
Monument, CO 80132
Phone: (719) 481-3253

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What are El Paso County Vital Records?

Vital records in El Paso are official documents of life events such as marriages, births, deaths, and divorces that occurred in El Paso County. These El Paso public records include certificates, decrees, and other documents that prove that certain events happened or were authorized by county officials. There is no central depository of vital records in El Paso County. Divorce records are available at the Colorado Fourth Judicial District, marriage records with the County Clerk and Recorder, and birth and death records from the Vital Records section of the El Paso County Public Health.

Where and How to Get El Paso County Divorce Records

El Paso County divorce records are available at the Colorado Fourth Judicial District. Like other court records, individuals can find information online by making in-person, mailed, emailed, or in-person requests to 270 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. Individuals should get the downloadable request form, fill with required information including case number and name of parties, and send to:

Research Department
El Paso County Combined Court
Fourth Judicial District
270 S Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Email: 04ResearchRequest@judicial.state.co.us
Phone: (719) 452-5000
Fax: (719) 452-5007

Where and How to Get El Paso County Marriage Records

The County Clerk and Recorder is the official in charge of maintaining marriage records. Residents of El Paso County can request copies of marriage/civil union license/certificate from the Office of the County Clerk. Start by downloading a Request for Marriage/Civil Union License Copy or a Request for Marriage/Civil Union License Application Copy as appropriate.

Complete the application and email it to copyrequests@elpasoco.com or fax it to (719) 520-6971. Fees for fax and email requests are payable by credit and debit cards. If you opt for a mail request, send the completed application, along with a check or money order covering the fees, to:

El Paso County Clerk & Recorder
Attn: Copies
P.O. Box 2007
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007

The County Clerk’s Office charges 25 cents per license/application. There is an additional $1 fee per document for certified copies. Include a handling fee of $1.25 for copies that are up to 10 pages. Handling fee increases to $2 for records numbering 11 – 20 pages and $2.5 for copies that are more than 20 pages.

Where and How to Get El Paso County Birth Records

El Paso County Public Health is the agency responsible for issuing birth certificates for events that happened in the county. It accepts both in-person and mail requests for these El Paso County public records. To make a request, start by downloading a Birth Certificate Application (also available in Spanish). Complete this form and bring or mail it to:

Vital Records
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Suite 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

This office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Include a check, money order, or credit card information in a mail request. El Paso County Public Health charges $20 for the first copy of a birth certificate and $13 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time.

Where and How to Get El Paso County Death Records

El Paso County Public Health is the agency responsible for issuing death certificates for events that happened in the county. It accepts both in-person and mail requests for these records. To make a request, start by downloading a Death Certificate Application (Spanish). Complete this form and bring or mail it to:

Vital Records
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Suite 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

This office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Include a check, money order, or credit card information in a mail request. El Paso County Public Health charges $20 for the first copy of death certificate and $13 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in El Paso County?

El Paso public records are open to the public, in compliance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), which mandates all government bodies to make documents created in the business line accessible to the public. Interested persons can request El Paso County property records by querying the appropriate custodian’s office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in El Paso County

The El Paso County Assessor is responsible for identifying, assessing, and listing all real property in the county. It provides records of all assessed property online and offline.

Interested individuals may call or visit the Assessor’s Office in-person, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2300
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 520-6600
Fax: (719) 520-6665

How to Look Up El Paso County Property Records

The El Paso County Assessor stores records of all assessed property on its Real Property Search page. Public members can search for property records using:

  • Schedule/Parcel Number
  • Owner Name
  • Address

Search results will provide photographs of the property, ownership information, marketing and assessment details, building details, sales history, tax entity, and levy information. The information on the search portal is not legally verifiable, and individuals seeking certified copies of property records must visit the Assessor’s Office in-person, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2300
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 520-6600
Fax: (719) 520-6665

Location of El Paso County Property Assessor

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2300
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 520-6600
Fax: (719) 520-6665