Frequently asked questions about airport public records.
What law governs the disclosure of public records at Denver International Airport?
Denver International Airport is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, and Denver’s records are made available to the public under the Open Records Act of the state of Colorado (Colorado Revised Statutes §24-72-201 to 206).
Who maintains the public records of the airport?
The official custodian of the airport’s records is the manager of aviation, the head of the Department of Aviation of the City of Denver.
Where and how do I request public records of the airport?
Where would I go to look at the records?
Under the Open Records Act, the airport's public records are available for inspection at the location where they are maintained. Most of the airport’s records are maintained at the Airport Office Building, 8500 Peña Boulevard, Denver, Colorado. To see records, you must first make a request under Airport Rule and Regulation 220, then make an appointment.
Are there any airport records I can look at in downtown Denver?
The city clerk’s office, located on the first floor of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado, has the following airport records on file:
Are there any airport records I can look at online?
The following types of records are available online from DIA's Web site:
Can I make a request for records that are not yet available but are to be compiled in the future, such as monthly reports or financial statements?
No, the airport generally is not able to accommodate “standing” requests or requests for future documents. The airport will let you know when the document is likely to be available, so you can resubmit your request at that time.
What is the charge for viewing or copying the records?
There is no charge to view or inspect records online or at the office where they are maintained. If more than 30 minutes are required for searching, retrieving, redacting, and compiling documents, staff time will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour, billed in 30 minute increments. If you want record copies, you may make photocopies at the airport for .25 cents per page, with page size not exceeding 11 x 17 inches. Contracts and other documents available at the city clerk's office may also be photocopied for a fee. If the information requested is "voluminous", documents may be transferred to a portable storage media at a cost of $15 per device/electronic disk plus staff preparation time. Finally, a video provided in response to a records request is $35.
8500 Peña Boulevard | Denver, Colorado | 80249-6340 | (303) 342-2000
City & County of Denver, Department of Aviation