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La Plata County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are La Plata County Arrest Records?

Arrest records in La Plata County are official documents maintained by state and local government agencies, giving details about a person's arrest history. In La Plata, one will find information about the events that led to an individual's confiscation by law enforcement authorities. Information about criminal convictions and court proceedings are unavailable on arrest records.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is the custodian of records of all documented events that led to an arrest. Arrest records are open records and are available to individuals on request. The headquarters of the agency is:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

690, Kipling Street
#3000
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 239-4201

La Plata Crime Statistics

According to statistical data collected from the FBI’s crime statistics database, the county recorded a total of 45 violent crimes in 2017. The county also reported 190 property crimes, bringing the countywide index crime to 135.

For violent crime, La Plata experienced 2 murders, 12 rapes, and 31 assaults. In terms of property crime, there were 55 burglaries, 114 larcenies, 21 vehicle thefts, and 1 arson. Contrasted to the previous year,

What are La Plata County Criminal Records?

In La Plata County, criminal records are official state and local government documents that detail a person's criminal history. Criminal records are a more detailed form of arrest records. Upon gaining access to criminal records, persons will find the following information:

  • The subject's full name (and aliases, if available)
  • Birthdate, physical description, gender, race, et cetera.
  • Mugshot (or photo)
  • A complete set of fingerprints
  • All past and present criminal charges and convictions
  • Past, present, and pending arrest warrants

Criminal records are public records in Colorado under the Colorado Open Records Act. The law states that anyone in need of criminal records can contact record-keepers without stating the purpose of the request. Persons also have the right to question a request delay or denial.

How Do I Get La Plata County Criminal Records?

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office maintains criminal records of all crime events in the county. Individuals or organizations that need criminal records can contact the La Plata County Sheriff's Office via mail or in person. The office address of the department is:

742, Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-1157

Other jurisdictions, such as county trial courts, county jails, and city law enforcement agencies, keep criminal records. Persons can contact any of these governmental agencies for official criminal records. Most criminal records are available in digital forms throughout the State of Colorado.

How to Find La Plata County Sex Offender Information

Sex offender information in La Plata County is accessible online. The public can search the Colorado Sex Offender Registry for sex offender information. The Colorado Bureau of Criminal Investigation is in charge of publishing and updating sex offender information online. At the same time, the La Plata County Sheriff supervises the registration of sex offenders at county and city levels.

The Colorado Revised Statutes, 16-22-112(2) 3, states that law enforcement agencies should publish a list of sex offenders on their official website. All information available on the webpage is easy to access and free of charge. Free mail updates on the whereabouts of sex offenders are also available upon subscription.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in La Plata County Jail?

The La Plata County jail gives video and on-site visiting privileges to its detainees. Only persons registered on an inmate's visitation list can pay a visit. The facility permits two visits per week.

The timeframe for each visit is one hour. The visitation schedule is from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The location of the jail facility is:

742, Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: (970) 247-1161

Where and How to Find Inmate Information

Persons in need of inmates' information should contact the jail facility. Jail information is available to persons on request. The jail facility address is:

742, Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: (970) 247-1161

Requesters may need to tender accurate information such as the inmate's name to enhance record search. Sensitive information, such as court dates, is unavailable to the public. Persons in need of such information may need to contact the county court or the inmate's legal counsel.

What are La Plata County Court Records?

La Plata County court records are official court documents that describe all county court operations. Most court records are open to the public, as stated in the Colorado Open Records Act. However, there are exemptions such as divorce and marriage records, which are only available to select persons.

The La Plata Clerk of Courts maintains county court records. Anyone in need of open court records can contact the Clerk of Courts via mail or in person. The office of the Clerk is:

1060, East 2nd Avenue
Room 106
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-2304
Fax: (970) 247-4348

Location of All Courts in La Plata County, Colorado

La Plata County District Court
La Plata County Courthouse
1060, East 2nd Avenue
Room 106
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-2304
Fax: (970) 247-4348

County Court of La Plata County
La Plata County Courthouse
1060, East 2nd Avenue
Room 106
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-2304
Fax: (970) 247-4348

Bayfield Municipal Court
1199, Bayfield Parkway
P.O. Box 80
Bayfield, CO 81122
Phone: (970) 884-9544
Fax: (970) 884-2195

Durango Municipal Court
949, East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 375-5020
Fax: (970) 375-5098

Ignacio Municipal Court
570, Goddard Avenue
Ignacio, CO 81137
Phone: (970) 563-9494
Fax: (970) 563-9498

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What are La Plata County Vital Records?

In La Plata County, vital records are government documentation of critical events that occurred in the county. Vital records in Colorado are not public records because they contain sensitive information which the state laws consider as confidential. As a result, only persons that meet certain conditions can own copies of vital records. This rule conforms to the Colorado Revised Statutes. The record's subject, close relatives, and legal counsel are the only persons entitled to copies of vital records.

Eligible persons will need to provide needed information when requesting vital records. Requesters are to fill out a form stating the full name of the record's subject plus the date and location of the vital event. Requesters will demand a government-issued I.D. to validate eligibility.

Where and How to Get La Plata County Marriage and Divorce Records

Divorce and marriage records are available at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The agency only issues certified copies of marriage records. Uncertified copies of divorce records are obtainable online or by visiting the office in person. The office address of this agency is:

4300, Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2000

The La Plata County Clerk of Court issues certified copies of both marriage and divorce records. Persons may contact the County Court Clerk via mail or in person. The office address is:

1060, East 2nd Avenue
Room 106
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-2304
Fax: (970) 247-4348

A valid means of identification is an essential requirement for records accessibility. Close relatives may need to submit a court affidavit or any other proof of relationship. Upon requests, persons should fill out an application form stating the name of the subject, and the date and location of marriage events (the court that finalized the divorce in the case of divorce records).

Where and How to Get La Plata County Birth and Death Records

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the custodian of birth and death records. Certified copies of birth records since 1910 and death records since 1900 are available to eligible individuals. Persons can forward requests via the vital records section on the state agency's website or visit the state headquarters at:

4300, Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2000

The fee for a copy of birth records is $20, and additional copies purchased at the same time cost $13. Persons can make payments by check or money order. Anyone requesting copies of vital records should pay directly to the Vital Records Section of the department.

According to § C.R.S. 25-2-117, two valid means of identification is a requirement for birth records accessibility. The state law also requires that persons must state the purpose of request on the application form. Information on birth records is available to eligible individuals only.