The Records Unit serves as the central processing department for criminal justice records. Records is responsible for the processing, maintaining, archiving, retrieving and releasing of information and copies of reports in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines.


The unit handles public fingerprinting and accepts applications for liquor licenses, arrest records, case reports, background checks and concealed handgun permits. Sex offenders must register with the Records Unit, and upon request, a list of area sex offenders may be obtained for unincorporated Jefferson County. The Records Unit is also responsible for processing and accepting payment for Jefferson County Model Traffic Code tickets.

Apply for Criminal Justice Records

All services require customers to provide photo identification and submit a signed Application for Criminal Justice Records (PDF)

The application may be faxed to 303-271-5552, printed and mailed to:

200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

Alternatively, the application brought in person to one of the Records Unit locations:


Fees vary according to the records request. Download the credit card payments form if this is your desired method of payment. You may also call 303-271-5542, or contact us using this form.