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Colorado Open Records Act Maximum Hourly Research and Retrieval Fee

Section 24-72-205 (6) (b), C.R.S., requires the Director of Research of the Legislative Council Staff to adjust the Colorado Open Records Act maximum hourly fee for the research and retrieval of public documents for inflation on July 1, 2019, and each five years thereafter.  The maximum hourly fee increased from $30.00 to $33.58 on July 1, 2019.  Effective July 1, 2024, the maximum hourly fee will increase to  $41.37.   Before increasing the fee, government entities must revise and publish their Colorado Open Records Act policies to include the new fee. 


The $7.79 increase resulted from inflating $33.58 by the percentage change in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood consumer price index for all items and all urban consumers, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the first half of calendar year 2019 and the first half of calendar year 2024.  Because the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will not have released the index for the first half of 2024 by July 1, 2024, the index used for the first half of 2024 represents the average of indices published for January, March, and May 2024.

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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details