Boulder County has update its online system for processing public records requests, officials announced Wednesday.
Using new software, elected county officials and their staff will “be able to offer greater transparency of public documents and to help improve access to records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act,” officials said in a news release.
People can access the web-based portal for people’s requests for records from multiple Boulder County departments by going to the county’s CORA webpage, bit.ly/2xyN4dO.
Officials said the new website will allow people to submit public records requests, track the progress of the county’s response and download electronic records that others have asked for. The website also provides a searchable archive of previously released requests and documents.
“In this age of frequently-requested information, Boulder County wants to make sure we are providing the best in public service and making it easy for residents to access the public records they want,” County Attorney Ben Pearlman said in a statement.
Officials said the system is set up to accept uploaded documents and to allow for people making records request to search the archive for frequently-asked or one-time requests. The county encourages people to first search the archive to find answers that may have already been addressed through previous Colorado Open Records Act requests.