Court Order Sealing of Arrests

Sending Court Orders to Seal to the CBI

  • Email:
  • 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:  
    • 690 Kipling St.
      Lakewood, CO 80215

Payment: As of May 25, 2013, to seal an arrest record you must submit a fee of $20.00 (reduced from $27.98) to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for processing. The CBI processing fee per court order is a separate fee and is not included in the court fees. Please make exact payment to the CBI, over/under payments could delay the process of sealing the arrest. Visit Fees and forms for payment information.

Colorado State Statues and Links

A person may petition the court to seal his/her own records by filing a petition with the District/County/Muni court where the arrest and/or criminal records are filed. Please review Colorado State Statute (C.R.S.) 24-72-703 to see the qualification for sealing a record.

For more information regarding obtaining a court order for the purpose of sealing a Colorado Criminal History Record, contact the court where the criminal records were filed or click on the link for records packet and instructions.

These are the current sealing statutes:

1. C.R.S. 24-72-704 Sealing of arrest records when no charges are filed.

2. C.R.S. 24-72-705 Sealing criminal justice records other than convictions - simplified process.

3. C.R.S. 24-72-706 Sealing of criminal conviction records.

4. C.R.S. 24-72-707 Sealing of criminal conviction records information for offenses committed by victims of human trafficking.

5. C.R.S. 24-72-708 Sealing of criminal conviction records information for municipal offenses for convictions.

6. C.R.S. 24-72-709 Sealing of criminal conviction records information for multiple conviction records.

7. C.R.S. 24-72-710 Sealing of criminal conviction records information for offenses that receive a full and unconditional pardon.

You can access these through the Colorado General Assembly's website. Once in LexisNexis, you can search each statute for more information