Central Records Unit


The Colorado State Patrol Central Records Unit (CRU) is responsible for the retention of Colorado State Patrol (CSP) Criminal Justice Records, as well as the release of information to the public, other law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies.


Colorado State Patrol Headquarters


Central Records Unit
700 Kipling Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80215

(303) 239-4180
(303) 239-4347 (Fax)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
**Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays**

Basic Crash Report

A report made on a specific accident/crash and is reported to the Department of Revenue utilizing the Colorado Department of Revenue Form DR2447. This is the basic crash information only and does not include any witness statement, digital media or other elements of a crash investigation (See Complete Case Request form below). Children’s Code C.R.S. §19-1-304(2) (a) prohibits the release of juvenile identities involved in accidents. Unless the requestor meets statutory guidelines concerning eligibility of juvenile information, all reports will be redacted concerning their information. Accident Reports can be requested by mail, or walk in; if paying by credit card, they can also be submitted by email or fax.

Complete Case File

This encompasses the entire investigation and does include if obtained; witness statements; digital media or other elements of a crash investigation. Release of Case File reports and/or redaction of information contained within the report are dependent on a variety of circumstances such as, but not limited to, status of the investigation and completion of judicial proceedings in Colorado Court and the Children's Code.


Digital evidence of accident investigations. To order photographs you will need to verify the availability of the photographs by calling 303.239.4180 prior to submitting your request. You must know the case number and/or the name(s) of the driver(s) involved. Any photos deemed to be graphic in nature will not be released without written authorization from an immediate family member.

Dash Cam

Digital video evidence from dash camera of the CSP patrol car. Availability must be obtained prior to processing request.

Dispatch Audio/Dispatch Detailed Incident Report

Radio communication between the dispatcher and the Troopers. The detailed incident report is a printout of that communication.


CSP Records Unit

The CSP Records Unit does not maintain court dispositions on arrests. If this type of information is required, please contact the appropriate county court or visit www.cocourts.com to obtain case disposition.

Background Check

If you require a statewide background check, please contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at 303-239-4300 or at www.cbirecordscheck.com.

Credit Card Services

Credit Card services are made possible under the authority of Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority as designated in statute CRS 24.37.7-101, and are subject to an e-commerce portal pricing.