Open Records Requests

The Open Records policy of the City of Salida is established to ensure compliance with Colorado’s “Sunshine Laws”.

In general, all City records are public records, regardless of the form (paper or electronic) unless specifically exempt. Exemptions include most police records, most personnel records, sales tax data, real estate appraisals, customer information, memos from the City Attorney’s office and other privileged information.

Colorado’s Open Records Act Section 24-72-203 states:

1. All public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times.

2. If the public record requested is not in the custody or control of the person to whom application is made, such person shall notify the applicant of this fact. In such notification, he/she shall state the reason for the absence of the records from his/her custody, their location, and what person then has custody of the record.

3. If the public record requested is in the custody or control of the person to whom application is made but is in active use or in storage and unavailable at the time an applicant asks to examine them, such person shall notify the applicant of this fact. If requested by applicant, the custodian shall set a date and hour within three (3) working days at which time the records will be available. The time period may be extended up to seven (7) days if there are extenuating circumstances.

Please read the City of Salida Open Records Policy for more information.

To submit an open records request, please use this form and return to Deputy City Clerk at City Hall or via e-mail at christian.samora@cityofsalida.com