Environmental Assessment Report
If you are seeking records related to environmental assessments reporting, a public records request form is required.
How to request a record
To request records, please complete a Public Records Request Form and email the request to the Town Clerk. The Clerk’s office is the facilitator for public records requests and coordinates responses from multiple departments within the Town. Requests must be specific to documents requested as well as the dates covered by the request. Requests that are broad in scope or general in nature may result in a delay.
Record requests are normally completed within three business days, beginning the first business day after the request was received. This initial three-day period may be extended by an additional seven business days in extenuating circumstances. Public record requests are completed electronically unless otherwise determined.
Applicable fees effective July 1, 2019
Fees for research and retrieval will be imposed after the first hour of staff time has been expended. If your request is estimated to exceed this initial first ’free’ hour, you will be contacted by the Clerk’s office and advised of anticipated fees for your authorization to continue research and retrieval, or to close the records request. To continue processing the records request, an hourly fee of $33.58 per hour (per CRS 24-72-205 (6)(b)) will be incurred. A deposit is required to be paid in advance. Fees are estimated, if estimate exceeds actual costs, balance will be refunded. If time required exceeds the estimate, additional fees will be applicable and payable prior to the release of records.
Additional Town records and information
Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) The Colorado Open Records Act statute gives citizens broad access to government records. As a municipality in Colorado, the Town of Castle Rock is subject to CORA laws. Specific exceptions set forth in this act do exist. For that reason, the law authorizes and requires that some types of records remain confidential or privileged and may be withheld or redacted.
Public records that are available for request or inspection under the Colorado Open Records Act must be requested by the completion of the Town public record request form. The law is applicable to providing public records or documents already in existence. The Town is not obligated to create a new record in response to a records request nor obligated to answer questions. The Town is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, (FOIA) as this applies to federal government records.