Court Order Sealing of Arrests

Categories of Court Orders to Seal

Standard Order to Seal

A person may petition the court to seal his/her own records by filing a civil action with the District Court in the county where the arrest and/or criminal records are filed. Please review the Colorado State Statute (C.R.S.) 24-72-703 at the court's web site (see below) to read the instructions and qualifications for sealing a record.

For additional information regarding obtaining a court order for the purpose of sealing a Colorado Criminal History Record, please contact the court in which the criminal records were filed or click on the link below for the sealing of records packet and instructions at Colorado Courts.

Special Order to Seal

As of May 25, 2013, a processing fee of $20.00 (reduced from $27.98) is required to seal an arrest record based on the following five Colorado Revised Statutes.   

1.   C.R.S. 24-72-704 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing of arrest records when no charges filed.

2.   C.R.S. 24-72-705  STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing criminal justice records other than convictions - simplified process - processing fees – applicability.

3.   C.R.S. 24-72-706 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING.  Sealing of criminal conviction records.

4.   C.R.S. 24-72-707 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING. Sealing of criminal conviction records information for offenses committed by victims of human trafficking.

5.   C.R.S. 24-72-708 STATE, PUBLIC (OPEN) RECORDS, ARTICLE 72.PUBLIC RECORDS, PART 7. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS SEALING.  Sealing of criminal conviction records information for municipal offenses for convictions

Sending Court Orders to Seal to the CBI

  • Email:  cdps_cbi_ident_seal@state.co.us
  • Fax:  303-239-4405 Attn:  Seals
  • Mailing Address:
    • Biometric Identification and Records Unit
      Colorado Bureau of Investigation
      690 Kipling St., Ste. 4000
      Lakewood, CO 80215
  • In Person:  Due to COVID-19, the CBI is currently closed to the public

Payment:  Visit Fees and Forms for payment information.  The CBI processing fee of $20.00 per court order seal is a separate fee and is not included in the $65.00 court fee.  Please make exact payments to the CBI.  Over/under payments are not accepted and are returned unprocessed, delaying the process of sealing the arrest.