Recorder's Notes

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By Pamela Bacon
Logan County Clerk and Recorder


Colorado Revised Statues 18-8-114 Abuse of Records is the Colorado code section that defines the offense of Abuse of Records.

A person commits this offense if he or she:

  • knowingly makes a false entry in or falsely alters any public record; or
  • knowing the person lacks authority to do so, knowingly destroys, mutilates, conceals, removes, or impairs the availability of a public record; or
  • knowing the person lacks authority to keep the record, refuses to deliver the public record after a proper request for that record; or
  • knowing the person has not been authorized by the keeper of the public record to do so, knowingly alters any public record.

What is a Public Record?

A public record includes all official:

  • books,
  • papers, or
  • records,

that have been

  • created,
  • received, or
  • used

by or in any governmental office or agency.

What are the penalties for committing this offense?

Abuse of records is a Class 1 misdemeanor in the State of Colorado. If convicted, a person faces the following criminal penalties:

  • possible 6 months to a maximum of 18 months in jail; and
  • a fine of $500 up to a maximum of $5,000; or
  • both.

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