Firearms InstaCheck Unit

The Firearms InstaCheck Unit is responsible for ensuring that proper procedures, along with state and federal guidelines are adhered to and followed by all citizens wishing to purchase a firearm. The Firearms InstaCheck Unit performs comprehensive background investigations into each and every firearm purchase, as well as reviews all concealed weapon permit applications, helping to promote gun safety within the State of Colorado. For additional information about the services provided by InstaCheck please visit the Available Services page. Thank you for visiting the CBI Firearms InstaCheck Unit.

 

 

The CBI continues to experience a higher than normal volume of background check requests with an above average wait time. We appreciate your continued patience as we work through these requests.

Contacting CBI InstaCheck

FFL Firearm Background Checks: Area Codes 303 and 720, (303) 813-5700, select option 1
FFL Toll Free Numbers for area codes 719 and 970: 1-844-813-2256, select option 1 

 

Appeals: (303) 813-5700 - select option 3
Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP): (303) 813-5700 - select option 4
Billing Information: (303) 813-5700 - select option 6
General/All Other Questions: (303) 813-5700 - select option 5
New and Renewing Federal Firearm Licensees: (303) 813-5700 - select option 5 

 

General Fax Number: (303) 813-5759
Appeals Fax Number: (303) 813-5758


Mailing Address:
CBI InstaCheck Unit
690 Kipling Street, Suite 3000
Lakewood, CO 80215

FFL Information

New Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL): All new federal firearms licensees must send a copy of your FFL license with a clearly visible ATF seal along with at least one phone number for your business to:
cbi_ffl@state.co.us

Renewals of Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL): All federal firearms licensees that are renewing must send a copy of your FFL license with a clearly visible ATF seal to:
cbi_ffl@state.co.us

Program Manager

 

Program Manager, Ross Sibley
(303) 813-5708
ross.sibley@state.co.us 

Firearm Transfer Section

Manager: Nick Baumgart, Firearm Transfer Section
(303) 813-5703
nick.baumgart@state.co.us

Supervisor: Maria Ledger, Firearm Transfer Section
(303) 813-5700, Option 5

Supervisor: Matt Fisher, Firearm Transfer Section
(303) 813-5700, Option 5

Supervisor: Erica Jenkins, Firearm Transfer Section
(303) 813-5700, Option 5

Concealed Handgun Permit Section

Manager: James Spoden, Concealed Handgun Permit Section
(303) 813-5702
or
(303) 813-5700, Option 4
james.spoden@state.co.us

Appeals Section

Manager: Becky Shoe, Appeals Section
(303) 813-5700, Option 3
becky.shoe@state.co.us

Billing Information

(303) 813-5700, Option 6