Case Copies or Research
To obtain copies of documents that have
been filed with the court OR to obtain information about specific cases
(for example has there been one filed) the following information will
help guide you.
How to Make a Request:
Requests for information can either be made in person or
through the US Mail. The court does not accept phone call requests,
faxed requests or e-mailed requests. All businesses and
organizations are subject to the charges below except for law
enforcement agencies, military, social services agencies and in-state
district attorney offices.
If you plan to mail in your request and you are asking
for information about your own case you must include a copy of your
driver's license. If you are requesting information about another
person's case certain documents and personal data may be withheld due
to confidentiality policies. A notarized statement from at least
one of the individuals named in the case will allow you full access to
the record. Please be specific about the information or
copies you wish to obtain. Please include the case
number. If you do not have the case number include all of
the information you have about the case such as the type of case, party
names, approximate year of filing, etc. Please either provide a
charge card number (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover are the only credit
cards we accept) or enclose a check with a statement in the note
section "not to exceed $50" (or whatever amount you estimate will cover
costs). Also include a self addressed, stamped envelope for return of
your documents. Mail your request, envelope and payment to:
Mesa County Combined Court
Junction, CO 81502
Cost of Research:
In addition to copy charges, a non-refundable fee of $5.00 per name is required at the
timeof the request. Another $10.00 will be charged if the file
has to be retrieved from offsite storage. Depending on the
complexity of your request, an hourly rate of $10.00 per hour may be
There is a $5 research request fee, in addition to copy
charges, when you come to the court in person AND wish to have pulled
more than 5 files or you wish to have more than five names researched
on our database (it is $5 per name).
In person, requesting 5 or less cases or names to be
reviewed …. we try to complete your request while you
are at the Justice Center although this is not always possible.
Via the mail or in person, requesting more than 5 cases
or names …. Generally it will take up to 5 days. You will be
sent your research or contacted to come back in when the research
request is completed.
All requests where the cases have been microfilmed or at
off-site storage … requests of this type may take up to three
weeks to process.