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Douglas County Court Records

Douglas County court records are official documents on proceedings and judgments on legal cases within the jurisdiction of the local courts. They cover files on civil and criminal cases adjudicated within the county's court system. Such documents may contain information that includes but is not limited to case numbers, charges or claims, court dates, and judgments. Court records are useful tools in the legal system to ensure fairness and transparency of judicial structures. Furthermore, court records serve as precedent for similar cases in the future.

Are Court Records Public in Douglas County?

Yes, Douglas County records are public. Title 24, Article 72-203 of the Colorado Revised Statute Annotated (Colorado Open Records Act) mandates the public right to inspect, copy, or photograph public records at reasonable times, and the records custodian agencies must make such records available on demand. However, there is an exemption to public access to certain Colorado court records. The Colorado Open Records Act exempts public scrutiny of the following Douglas County court records:

  • Adoption Records
  • Confidential Information
  • Juvenile Records
  • Mental Health Records
  • Sealed and Expunged Records
  • Trade Secrets
  • National and State Security Records
  • Attorney-client Privilege Information
  • Records protected under federal or state statutes
  • Records that may interfere with an ongoing Investigation.

Douglas County Court Records Search

Typically, Douglas County court records are accessible online and offline. To perform an online search for Douglas court records, identify the records custodian agency and visit their websites (or any website with a database on the specific records) to access the records or gather information on how to obtain them. Alternatively, requesters can visit the records repository (or any state/private organization with the records database) in person to search for records.

Douglas County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based search for Douglas County court records involves using the name of a records owner as a search criterion to look up court records in Douglas County, Colorado. When searching for court records online, log in to the record's online database and choose the name as the search criteria from the available options. Enter the owner's name of the required records and perform a search.

Also, for an offline Douglas County court records search, requesters must include the name of the records owner when making a records request to the records custodian agency by phone call, email, mail, or in person.

To obtain Douglas County court records, note that the Colorado Open Records Act empowers the records custodian agencies to charge reasonable fees to cover the cost of processing and making them available to the public. Also, accessing certain Douglas County court records may require authorization due to state and federal privacy laws.

Douglas County Courts

The Douglas court system comprises the District Court, the County Courts, and the Municipal Courts. The Douglas County district court has general jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases.

In Douglas County, the district court handles felony and civil cases without financial limits. The county court oversees misdemeanor and minor offense cases, preliminary hearings for criminal cases, and civil cases involving monetary amounts less than $15,000. Douglas County municipal courts handle cases involving the violation of city or town ordinances. The list below outlines the different Douglas County, Colorado, courts and their contact addresses.

Douglas County District Court

Douglas County Courthouse
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2009
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: (720) 437-6200
Fax: (303) 688-1962

 

County Court of Douglas County

Douglas County Courthouse
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2009
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: (720) 437-6200
Fax: (303) 688-1962

 

Castle Pines Municipal Court

360 Village Square Lane
Castle Pines, CO 80108
Phone: (720) 545-8154

 

Castle Rock Municipal Court

100 Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: (303) 663-6133
Fax: (303) 663-6137

 

Lone Tree Municipal Court

Lone Tree Municipal Building
9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: (303) 339-8177
Fax: (303) 225-4949

 

Parker Municipal Court

20120 East Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
Phone: (303) 805-3195
Fax: (303) 805-3126

Douglas County District Court Records

Douglas County district court records are documents that result from the legal prosecution of cases within the Douglas County district court. In Douglas County, the district court handles cases that are above the jurisdictions of the county and municipal courts. Douglas County district court oversight includes:

  • Civil case disputes between individuals and organizations
  • Felony Criminal cases
  • Domestic Relations cases
  • Probate cases
  • Juvenile cases
  • Appeal cases from the county and municipal courts
  • Mental Health cases.

The Douglas County District Court Clerk's Office is the repository for district court records. To access Douglas district court records:

  • visit the Douglas County homepage on the Colorado 18th Judicial District website
  • Download a Douglas Document Request Form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Douglas County Courthouse
4000 Justice Way Ste. 2009
Castle Rock, CO 80109.

For assistance accessing Douglas County district records, email douglasrecords@judicial.state.co.us or visit the Douglas County Courthouse in person.

Douglas County Criminal Records

Douglas County criminal records outline an individual's crime history within Douglas County, Colorado. Generally, Douglas County criminal records are public. However, there may be restrictions to accessing certain criminal records. For instance, sealed and juvenile criminal records are inaccessible to the public.

In Douglas County, several agencies are responsible for maintaining different types of criminal records. The following types of Douglas County criminal records are available through the named agencies:

Agency

Type of criminal records in possession

Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

State-wide criminal records (these include criminal records from law enforcement agencies and courts across Colorado)

Colorado Judicial Branch

Criminal records from courts within Douglas County (and other Colorado counties)

Douglas County District Attorney's Office

Records relating to criminal prosecutions (these include charging documents, Court filings, and case depositions)

Douglas County District Court clerk's office

Records relating to criminal cases adjudicated within the Douglas County courts

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Records of investigation and incidents handled by law enforcement, arrest records.

The Sheriff's Office keeps Douglas County arrest records before trial. Douglas County arrest records are available under the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA). To access Douglas County arrest records

  • Login to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office support services page
  • Scroll down and click “Records” to access the “Public Records Request” page
  • Scroll down and click “Online Records Request” to access the records request page
  • Complete the request form (specify “arrest records” under the “Records Requested” column), check the affirmation box, and submit.

Douglas County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Douglas County’s pre-trial and post-criminal records are accessible through the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Douglas County district clerk's office, and the Colorado Judicial Branch. To access Douglas County criminal records trial and post-adjudication criminal records:

Also, Douglas County criminal records are available through the Douglas County Online Recorded Documents Search page. Login to the LandmarkWeb Douglas County Official Records Search page. In addition, individuals can request Douglas County criminal records through designated third-party online databases.

Get Douglas County Civil Court Records

Douglas County civil court records are official documents and files relating to the prosecution of civil cases within Douglas County, Colorado. Douglas County civil court records are open to public access. However, due to state and federal confidentiality laws, there may be restrictions on access to certain civil court records. Typically, civil case records documents include but are not limited to:

  • Complaints and Petitions
  • Answers and Responses
  • Motions and Pleadings
  • Discovery Documents
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Court Orders and Judgments
  • Appeal Documents.

To access Douglas County civil court records, log in to the Colorado Judicial Branch website, fill it out, and submit an online Records/Documents Request Form.

To contact the Douglas County Records Office for information on how to access civil court records, email the Douglas County Records office or visit the Douglas County clerk's office in person.

Douglas County Family Court Records

Douglas County family court records are official documentation relating to the legal prosecution of family law cases within Douglas County. Douglas County family law records encompass case files and documents on:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Domestic Violence Protection
  • Child Support
  • Paternity Actions
  • Marriage and Civil Union.

In Douglas County, the district court presides over family law cases. Due to existing Confidentiality laws, access to Douglas County family court records may require eligibility or authorization.

To access Douglas County family law records, visit the Colorado Judicial Branch website, fill out the Records/Documents Request Form, and submit it online. Requesters can also download, complete, and submit a Douglas Records Request Form through the Douglas County Combined Courts page on the Colorado Judicial Branch website.

Douglas Dissolution of Marriage Records

Douglas County dissolution of marriage records refers to official records relating to marriage termination in Douglas County, Colorado. Dissolution of marriage records documents includes:

  • Petition for dissolution of marriage
  • Summons
  • Parenting plans (if applicable)
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Child Support Orders (if applicable)
  • Property Division Orders
  • Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.

Douglas County dissolution of marriage records are accessible through:

  • Douglas County Online Recorded Documents Search page using the LandmarkWeb portal
  • Calls to the Colorado Judicial Branch – Douglas County Clerk of the Courts at (720) 437-6200
  • Email the Douglas County Recording Office at recording@douglas.co.us
  • Scheduled appointment to the Douglas County Recording Office.

Douglas County Marriage and Divorce Records

Douglas County marriage records are documentation relating to the legal union of individuals in Douglas County, Colorado. Contrariwise, Douglas County divorce records are documents on the legal processes leading to the separation of couples in Douglas County.

Douglas County marriage and divorce records are part of the Douglas County Vital Records. Although marriage and divorce records are public in Douglas County, certain information may be redacted for privacy and security reasons.

To access a Douglas County marriage certificate

Douglas County divorce records are available through the LandmarkWeb portal. Log in to the LandmarkWeb page and create an account to access Douglas County divorce records.

Douglas Birth and Death Records

Douglas County birth and death records are official documents relating to the birth or death of individuals within Douglas County. Birth and death records are documentation of life-changing events in the lives of individuals and are confidential. Hence, there are restrictions on access to Douglas County birth certificates and death decrees.

Access to a Douglas County birth certificate or death records is available only to authorized individuals or persons with tangible interest. In Colorado, birth and death records become publicly accessible 100 years from the birth or death date of the owner of the record. However, there may be special authorization for accessing both records for genealogical research, court proceedings, or statistical purposes.

In Douglas County, the Vital Records Office of the Douglas County Health Department is the repository for birth and death records. To obtain a certified copy of Douglas County birth certificate or death records:

  • Visit the Douglas County Department of Health - Vital Records Office in person from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) at:
    • 410 S. Wilcox St.
    • Castle Rock, CO
  • Reach out to the Douglas County Vital Records Office at (720) 643-2480 or send an email to vitalrecords@douglas.co.us.
  • Login to the Colorado State Archives Vital Records section to access birth and death records

Also, requesters can log in to designated third-party websites to access Douglas County birth or death records or download a birth or death certificate application form from the Vital Records Office webpage, fill it out, and send it along with a check or money order to cover applicable fees to:

410 S Wilcox Street,
Suite 103, Castle Rock,
CO 80104

Birth and death records are important in demographic analysis, public health monitoring, and genealogical research. In addition, they help shape policies that impact community life.

Douglas County Probate Court Records

Douglas County probate court records refer to legal documents relating to real estate administration within Douglas County, Colorado. Douglas County probate court records include documents and information on wills, inventory of assets, distribution of assets, petitions, and any dispute or litigation that may arise during a probate case session. In Douglas County, the Probate Division of the District Court handles probate cases. The Douglas County District Court's probate division prosecutes cases involving but not limited to:

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Wills
  • Mental Health
  • Trust Administration
  • Adoption
  • Administration of Estates.

To obtain Douglas County probate court records:

  • Visit the Douglas County Combined Courts website, download a Douglas Document Request Form, fill it out, and mail it to:
    Douglas County Courthouse
    4000 Justice Way Ste. 2009
    Castle Rock, CO 80109
  • Login to the LandmarkWeb search portal and perform a records search using the records owners’ names, case dates, or clerk file number (reception number) as the search criteria.

To access Douglas County probate court records offline, visit the Colorado State Archives website.

Douglas County Property Records

Douglas County property records are legal documents on real estate within Douglas County, Colorado. Typically, property records documents include information on:

  • Property Assessment
  • Ownership
  • Property Description
  • Parcel Number
  • Sales History
  • Tax Records
  • Zoning Information
  • Plat Maps
  • Liens and Encumbrances.

To access Douglas County property records, visit the Douglas County Assessor's Office website and use the search tools to perform a property records search. For an advanced search, use the “Search Assessor Data” tools to perform a search using specific search criteria.

Interested persons can send an email to Assessors@douglas.co.us, or make an in-person visit to the Douglas County Assessor's Office at:

301 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock,
CO 80104.

Douglas County Court Records Online

Members of the public may be able to access Douglas court records online through third-party sources like Coloradocourtrecords.us. Such platforms operate independently of any government entity. Users of such services can access records at any time of the day using any device with an internet connection. Third-party online sources may save time and offer search features that simplify users' records searches. However, users of third-party online sources should note that there might be a delay in the availability of some records online as the case file may be updated. The accuracy of information offered on such platforms cannot be guaranteed.

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