The Town of Berthoud processes all Open Records Requests in compliance with the Colorado Open Records Act.
In general, all Town records are public records, regardless of the form (paper or electronic) unless specifically exempt. Exemptions include most police records, most personnel records, detailed sales tax data, real estate appraisals, customer information, memos from the Town Attorney’s office and other privileged information.
Colorado’s Open Records Act Section 24-72-203 states:
1. All public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times.
2. If the public record requested is not in the custody or control of the person to whom application is made, such person shall notify the applicant of this fact. In such notification, he/she shall state the reason for the absence of the records from his/her custody, their location, and what person then has custody of the record.
3. If the public record requested is in the custody or control of the person to whom application is made but is in active use or in storage and unavailable at the time an applicant asks to examine them, such person shall notify the applicant of this fact. If requested by applicant, the custodian shall set a date and hour within three (3) working days at which time the records will be available. The time period may be extended up to seven (7) days if there are extenuating circumstances.