State Archives & Access Changes as of October 2023

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As of April 1, 2020, Colorado State Archives has been closed to in-person assistance without an appointment and the 1313 Sherman building has been locked down. While our building is closed to the public, we are still open for business for Coloradans.

The State Archives continues to process remote requests, and are open for in-person visits by appointment only. Please view our Request a Record webpage for more details on how to request a record or an in-person appointment.

Notice of Availability of Alternative Service of Process

The offices of the Department of Personnel & Administration/State Archives at 1313 Sherman Street are not open to the public at this time. Because our building is closed and staff may be working remotely, there is no one who can accept service of process of legal documents. Please be aware that if you need to serve legal documents on this Department, you may send a request for a waiver of personal service to Your email should include all of the documents you need to serve as well as a waiver form for acceptance of the service. Our email account is regularly monitored, and we will respond to your request in due course. Alternatively, you may serve your legal documents on the Department by delivering them personally to the Attorney General’s Office at the Colorado Department of Law’s Office at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80203. This Department has authorized the Attorney General to accept your service on behalf of the Department. Please bear in mind that in order to enter the Carr Judicial Center you will be required to comply with all security and social distancing directions of the Colorado State Patrol, which maintains a regular watch at the Carr Judicial Center. The hours of public access to the Carr Judicial Center are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No service will be accepted outside of these hours. 

For questions or concerns, please call 303-866-2358 during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.