The Records Department is located in the
La Plata County Sheriff's Office
742 Turner Drive, Durango, CO  81301

Office Hours are: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: 970-247-1157  FAX: 970-247-1618

Case Report: How do I get a copy?

You will be asked to fill out an Application for the Release of Public Records form. Usually, only cases in which the criminal reports have been closed can the reports be released to the public. Customers must show photo identification.

There is a charge of $7.50 for the first 5 pages of an incident report and $.25 for each additional page.  If extra research is needed, there may be an additional cost.  

Save time by filling out a Records Release online or print out a copy and fax to 970-247-1618.

Background Checks

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office can do a local records check for La Plata County for a cost of $10.  Please fill out this Form online or print off a copy and fax the completed form to 970-247-1618.

If a more extensive search is desired, you can go to CBI Records Check and for a fee, you can obtain the state criminal history from Colorado Bureau of Investigations. You will need the name and date of birth for the person you are inquiring about.