Records Services


The Police Department's Records Division houses and keeps secure all crime and traffic reports generated by Cortez Police Officers. Whenever a citizen needs a police report from an incident that the Cortez Police have handled, that report can be obtained from the Records Division. Whenever a police report is released to a citizen, a pecuniary gain form must be filled out and signed. This is required by Colorado Revised Statue 24-74-305.5.

The Records Division is open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays (mountain standard time). There is a fee for copies of reports. Criminal Justice Records Fee Schedule.

Applicant Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting is performed at the Police Department every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The fee for this service is $10.00. You must provide cards - they are not available at the Police Department

Sex Offender Registration

Sex Offender Registration is provided at the police department. You will be required to have your fingerprints and photo taken. The fee for this service is $20.

VIN Verifications/Certified VIN Inspections

VIN Verification

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Cortez Police Department
  • Cost - Free
  • Contact: Cortez Police Department
  • Phone: 970-565-8441
  • Address: 608 N. Park Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Certified VIN Inspection

  • Once a month on scheduled dates
  • Cost - $20.00
  • Contact: Renda Wright for appointment at (970) 564-4031

Questions regarding VIN Verifications or Certified VIN Inspections contact Renda Wright at (970) 564-4031 or email.

Bicycle Registration

Bicycles can be registered at the police department, Monday through Friday. Please complete the Bicycle Registration Form and bring to the Records Division for registration.