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Arvada Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Arvada Public Records?

Arvada public records are publicly available documents written, typewritten, or digitally recorded by government bodies to provide information on public businesses that happened in the city. These records are non-confidential as they do not contain information that may violate privacy laws, disrupt the good interest of the government, or jeopardize public safety. Examples of exempted records include:

  • Information on security arrangements
  • Information on ongoing investigations
  • Information provided in confidence
  • Medical or mental health reports
  • Personnel files
  • Private or sensitive identifying data
  • Trade secrets and privileged information

Arvada Crime Statistics

According to the FBI crime statistics, the City of Arvada recorded 266 violent crimes and 3,642 property crimes in 2019. Violent crimes consisted of 165 aggravated assaults, 58 robberies, 42 rapes, and one murder, the least recurring crime in that year. On the other hand, property crimes consisted of nine arsons, 316 burglaries, 375 motor vehicle thefts, and 2,951 larceny thefts, the crimes with the highest number of incidents. In comparison to the 2018 FBI UCR statistics, the crime data showed that violent crimes in Arvada reduced by 2.2% while property crimes increased by 2.8% between 2018 and 2019.hile

Are Arvada Criminal Records Public?

According to the Colorado Open Records Act, Arvada criminal records are public information and are available locally and at the state level. The Arvada Police Department conducts local background checks, and individuals can obtain criminal information reports for $5 by making reports by submitting filled request forms in person or via mail to:

Arvada Police Records
8101 Ralston Road,
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: (720) 898-6920

For statewide criminal history information, interested persons may use the Individual Search or Account User online options provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for $5 per search. Persons may also conduct manual searches by mailing completed request forms and $13 to:

Identification Unit
690 Kipling Street,
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4208

Note: Personal checks are unavailable at the CBI.

How to Obtain Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Arvada Police Department (APD) collates and maintains reports on traffic accidents, crime reports, and other records on civil and criminal incidents that happen in the city. The APD disseminates these records through the Records Unit, upon receiving requests online, on-site, or via mailed application forms to:

Arvada Police Records
8101 Ralston Road,
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: (720) 898-6920

Online requests are only available for traffic, civil, and property records, while all non-confidential records that do not contain information on open investigations are obtainable through walk-in or mailed requests. The Arvada Police Department charges $5 for basic reports with additional 25 cents per page for reports over 10 pages. The department also collects $10 for clearance letters, $10 per Dispatch CD, $10 for address search, and $25 for photos.

Requesters should prepare to pay fees with cash and personal checks in person, with just personal checks via mail, and deposits for online requests. Lastly, individuals may obtain Arvada arrest records locally or at the state level from the Arvada Police Department, Jefferson Sheriff's Office, or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Arvada

The Arvada Police Department gathers, updates, and issues free copies of the city's sex offender list to interested persons. Individuals may visit the Department's Records Unit in person at 8101 Ralston Road to fill a request form before obtaining the list or call (720) 898-6920 for further details.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation maintains the statewide sex offender registry, which individuals may use to find offenders by name, zip code, conviction levels, map location, city, and county. Search results will include a listing of possible matches with each offender's profile, which will provide available information like:

  • Mugshot
  • Full name, known aliases, DOB, and race
  • Physical identifiers
  • Offender designation
  • Conviction details

Users may also download the list of top 100 sex fugitives or subscribe to the offender notification services on the site.

How to Find Arvada Inmate Records

Individuals arrested by the Arvada Police Department are mostly in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail or Detention Facility. Therefore, individuals may obtain Arvada inmate records from the Sheriff's Office, following records requests made online, in person, via mail, or fax. For online access, use the inmate lookup tool to find current inmates by first name, last name, and booking number. Clicking on a search result will provide information such as:

  • Full name, age, gender, race, and weight
  • Arresting agency
  • Booking date
  • Charges and docket number
  • Fines, bond, and bail details
  • Court and hearing information

For records on past inmates, interested persons may contact or send filled request forms to the Records Unit of the Sheriff's Office at:

Records Unit
200 Jefferson County Parkway,
Attn: Records
Golden, CO 80401
Fax: (303) 271-5552
Phone: (303) 271-5542

Use the inmate search tool provided by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to find inmates in the Adams County Jail.

Note: Inmate records on individuals under 18 years of age are restricted.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Arvada Jail?

Individuals who wish to visit arrestees of the Arvada Police Department should note that these persons are mostly placed under the custody of the Jefferson County Jail or Detention Facility located at 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Therefore, individuals should apply for remote video visits or on-site visits at the jail lobby or online by providing both personal and inmate details.

Depending on the inmate's classification or housing unit, inmates in the facility can receive a maximum of three visits in person and unlimited remote video visits using the approved third-party site. All visitors should follow the visitation procedures and regulations or face visit cancelation, privilege suspension, or other disciplinary actions.

Court Records

Arvada court records are documents of any nature that contain information on civil and criminal cases, as well as other administrative functions and decisions made in city courts. These documents are gathered by the Court Clerk and may include case files, hearing transcripts, docket sheets, judgment rolls, and other similar documents.

Locations of Courts in Arvada

Arvada Municipal Court
8101 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: (720) 898-7150
Fax: (720) 898-7164
Email: arvadamunicipal@arvada.org

Are Arvada Court Records Public?

Arvada court records are mostly available for public inspection and copying, except otherwise exempted by federal statute or regulation, state statute, court rule, or court order. According to the Colorado Open Records Act, court files or materials that contain confidential information are put under court seal or redacted. These include military records, juvenile records, information relating to child custody or abuse cases, medical reports, and identifying information on certain victims and witnesses. Accessing these documents may require legitimate claims or a court disclosure order, with proof.

Can You Look Up an Arvada Court Case Online?

Not all Arvada court case records are available online. Individuals can find upcoming court cases by using the docket search tool provided by the Colorado Judicial Branch or submit requests for unrestricted documents online. Users may use case numbers, party/business name, attorney bar number, location, and date to begin the search. Court case searches may also be done on third-party sites or at the Arvada Municipal Court.

However, juvenile records, suppressed cases, and probate records, sealed documents, and other confidential information are publicly unavailable and may require legitimate claims or a court order of disclosure.

How to Obtain Arvada Civil Court Case Records

Individuals may obtain Arvada court records on civil cases from the Arvada Municipal Court or Colorado Judicial Branch. Individuals interested in documents maintained by the Colorado Judicial Branch may make requests online but note that juvenile records, suppressed cases, and probate records, sealed documents, and other confidential information are publicly unavailable.

On the other hand, records from the Municipal courts are available in person or following mailed, faxed, or emailed requests. Interested persons should fill and submit the records request form to:

Court Administrator
8101 Ralston Road,
Arvada, CO 80002
Email: arvadamunicipal@arvada.org
Fax: (720) 898-7164

The Municipal Court charges $5 for name or disposition search, $ .25 per duplicated page, and $2 for document certification.

How to Obtain Arvada Criminal Court Records

Interested persons may get Arvada court records on civil cases from the Arvada Municipal Court or Colorado Judicial Branch. Individuals interested in documents maintained by the Colorado Judicial Branch may make requests online but note that juvenile records, suppressed cases, and probate records, sealed documents, and other confidential information are publicly unavailable.

On the other hand, records from the Municipal courts are available in person or following mailed, faxed, or emailed requests. Interested persons should fill and submit the records request form to:

Court Administrator
8101 Ralston Road,
Arvada, CO 80002
Email: arvadamunicipal@arvada.org
Fax: (720) 898-7164

The Municipal Court charges $5 for name or disposition search, $ .25 per duplicated page, $2 for document certification, and $25.00/hr from the second hour of criminal record research, retrieval, review, or production done by court staff.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Arvada Vital Records?

Arvada vital records refer to the category of public records that contain information on life events like births, deaths, divorces, or marriages that happened under the city's jurisdiction. Most vital records in Arvada are available at different city, county, or state-run depositories but have limitations on who may obtain copies.

Where and How to Obtain Arvada Divorce Records

Arvada divorce records are available in the Jefferson County District Court where the case was finalized. Eligible parties who can access these documents include the divorcees, close relatives, and other legally authorized persons. Qualified persons can obtain copies of the original divorce decree by making requests online, via mail, or in person at:

Jefferson County District Court
100 Jefferson County Parkway,
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 772-2500
Fax: (720) 772-2787

Individuals may also obtain verification letters of divorces that happened from 1851 to 1939 and 1968 till the present by submitting completed application forms, fees, and valid identification to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at:

Vital Records – Certification
4300 Cherry Creek Drive
South Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2200

The search and first copy of the certified letter cost $17, each additional copy costs $10, and if the divorce date is unknown, requesters must pay $1 per search year. Credit card, check, or money order payments should be payable to the Vital Records Section.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Arvada

Confidential records of marriages that happened in Arvada may be available at the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Office or the Adams County Clerk and Recorder Office. Eligible parties who can access Arvada marriage records include the parties themselves, direct relatives, and other legally authorized persons. For records maintained by the Jefferson County Clerk and Records, individuals may fill application forms and submit in person or via mail with fees and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
100 Jefferson County Parkway,
Suite 2560
Golden, CO 80419-2560

For records maintained by the Jefferson County Clerk and Records, visit 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Brighton, or mail request letters to:

Adams County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 5012
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (720) 523-6020

Both clerks charge $1.25 for certified copies of marriage licenses and accept payments made with checks or money orders.

Where and How to Get Public Arvada Marriage Records

Arvada marriage certificates maintained by the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder or Adams County Clerk and Recorder are mostly confidential. However, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issues public information on marriages that happened from 1851 to 1939 and 1968 till the present. Interested persons should fill application forms and submit in person or via mail with fees and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Vital Records – Certification
4300 Cherry Creek Drive
South Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2200

Where and How to Find Arvada Birth Records

Arvada birth records are available at the Jefferson County Vital Records Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Eligible parties who can access these documents include the registrants themselves, direct relatives, and other legally authorized persons. For records maintained by the Jefferson County Vital Records Office, individuals may fill application forms and submit in person or via mail with fees, valid identification, and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Vital Records Office
Dakota Building
800 Jefferson County Parkway,
Suite 1300
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 271-6450
Fax: (303) 271-6451

For Arvada birth certificates maintained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, send filled application forms (Spanish) and other requirements to:

Vital Records - Certification
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Email: vital.records@state.co.us
Phone: (303) 692-2200

Both custodians charge $20 for the first copy of the records and $13 for each additional copy requested within the same application.

Where and How to Find Arvada Death Records

Arvada death records are available at the Jefferson County Vital Records Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Eligible parties who can access these documents include the deceased spouse, children, direct relatives, and other legally authorized persons. For records maintained by the Jefferson County Vital Records Office, individuals may fill application forms and submit in person or via mail with fees, valid identification, and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Vital Records Office
Dakota Building
800 Jefferson County Parkway,
Suite 1300
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 271-6450
Fax: (303) 271-6451

For Arvada death certificates maintained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, send filled application forms (Spanish) and other requirements to:

Vital Records - Certification
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Email: vital.records@state.co.us
Phone: (303) 692-2200

Both custodians charge $20 for the first copy of the records and $13 for each additional copy requested within the same application.