In fall of 2018 the State of Colorado implemented a new fingerprinting system called CABS ( Colorado Applicant Background Services).The is only one company currently authorized by the State of Colorado to do fingerprints for background checks please go to 

The Idaho Springs Police Department only offer fingerprinting services for Liquor License applicantants. A few things to know before scheduling an appointment for Liquor License fingerprints.

  • Please call ahead and make sure we have an officer available to do your prints. (303) 567-4291
  • Cost for Liquor License fingerprints $15.00 (All forms of payment accepted except AMEX,is paying with credit card $3.00 convenience  fee will be added)
  • $38.50 money order or certified check only made out to CBI.
Vin Inspections

Have an out of state title and need to get your vehicle registered? The Idaho Springs Police Department offers vin inspections Please bring the following...

  • The vehicle, along with the title or something that has the VIN number on it.
  • Your driver's license
  • $10.00 (We accept all forms of payment, except AMEX if you pay with a credit card there will be a $3.00 convenience fee)
Notary Public

A notary is a person authorised to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed. The notary is an impartial witness to the signing of authentication of a legal document . The Idaho Springs Police Department has two notaries on staff Monday - Friday 8am-4pm. There is no charge for this service, please just bring valid identification when you come in.

Code Enforcement

A city code is a set of laws adopted by City Government to set the standard for expectations of citizen conduct, hazard prevention guidelines and property maintenance. while many ordinances reflect state statutes, most are tailored to the specific needs and visions of the communities that they serve. Idaho Springs Municipal Code

The Code Compliance Officer regularly makes inspections of the properties located within the city limits and will issue warnings or notices if a property is in violation of the city code. The officer will be happy to answer questions about Idaho Springs Municipal Code or to provide information how to resolve a city code violation.  If you have received a notice of violation we encourage you to contact the city City Code Enforcement officer ASAP.  If you chose not to contact the code enforcement officer, the city expects you to correct the violation by the compliance date specified. Failure to comply may result in a summons, fine, or with the city taking action to correct the violation with the costs billed to the property owner. 

Victim Services

Clear Creek County Advocates


Clear Creek County Advocates is a non-profit agency in Clear Creek County Colorado that began as an agency assisting victims of Domestic Violence in 1987. Since its inception, the agency has grown over the years to include assistance with Sex Assault and all “Victim Rights Crimes”.

They also respond to death calls, both natural and suicide, missing hikers, avalanches, fires, search and rescues, or any other incident where there is a survivor of a traumatic incident. Their organization consist of three staff governed by a Board of Directors. More importantly, their brigade of well-trained, dedicated volunteers stands ready to assist victims and survivors of crime and trauma.  

Please Call for more information


HOTLINE: 303-569-3126

District Attorney

Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office

The residents of each of Colorado's twenty-two judicial districts elect a District Attorney to represent "the People" of the State of Colorado in all criminal proceedings through the trial stage of a case. Clear Creek, Eagle,Lake and Summit Counties comprises the Fifth Judicial District. The District Attorney's Office does not handle civil matters or divorce proceedings. 

The Office of the District will strive to always

Do the Right Thing

To the Right People

At the Right Time

For the Right Reasons

The Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office proudly serves the followings counties....Clear Creek County, Eagle County, Lake County, and Summit County. 

Physical Address:                                              Mailing Address:

Clear Creek County                           Clear Creek County District Attorney's Office
619 5th Street                                                        PO BOX 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444                                  Georgetown, CO 80444

                     Phone: (303)679-2316    Fax303-569-2757                                 


Idaho Springs Police Services

Sex Offender Information


Like many other cities, Idaho Springs has sex offenders in the community. On these pages you find information about how to research offenders in your area and resources on sex offenders and sexually violent predators. A helpful website is CBI Sex Offender Search.

Most offenders commit multiple types of victims with whom they have varying types of relationships (adults, children, male, female, known, and unknown,) This behavior is known as crossover,

Sex offenders rarely commit just one type of offense. Many offenders have NO criminal history of sex crime history of any kind.

There are no such things as a “typical” sex offender; however, all tend to be manipulative, deceptive, and secretive. Sex offenders come from all backgrounds, ages, income levels and professions.

Most offenses (78-90 percent) are committed by someone the victim knows.

Sexual deviancy often begins in mid to late adolescence. (Abel 1995)

Sex offenders do not usually commit their crimes impulsively. They usually employ careful planning and preliminary steps that, if interrupted, can prevent an actual crime.

The vast majority of sex offenders are male, only 20 percent of child sex offense are committed by women.

Contact Information:

SVP Information


Goals of the Sex Offender Registry
  • Citizen/Public Safety
  • Deterrence of sex offenders for committing similar crimes I
  • Investigative tool for law enforcement
Public Access to Adult Sex Offender Registry

How to Request A List of Adult Registrants

A person may request a list from the Idaho Springs Police Department, by mail, or in person. A request form must be filled out; these forms may be obtained below and are also available by mail or in person at Idaho Springs Police Department. The Idaho Springs will forward the list of registrants to the requesting party within 10 business days.

Fees for the Search

There is NO fee to obtain this list from the Idaho Springs Police Department. 

Information That Shall Not be Released

The requested list does not include persons who are on the sex offender registry solely for having been adjudicated or received dispositions as juveniles. Any information concerning victims shall not be released

Information Released

  • Name of the Registrant.
  • The Registrants date of Birth
  • Address or addresses of Registrant
  • The offense that led to the sex offender registration requirement.
  • The date of offense.
  • The date of conviction.
  • Alias name of the registrant.

ISPD Sex Offender Registry Request Form

Who has to Register

The following person are required to register as sex offenders in the State of Colorado:

Convicted on or after 07/01/91 in Colorado of an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305, or Internet luring of a child, as in 18-3-306. Convicted on or after 07/01/91 in another state or jurisdiction, to include military or federal, of an offense that, if committed in Colorado, would constitute an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305, or Internet luring of a child as in 18-3-306. Released on or after 07/01/91 from any Department of Corrections having served a sentence for an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as defined in section 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as described in section 18-3-305 or Internet luring of a Child, as in 18-3-306. Convicted on or after 07/01/94 in Colorado of an offense involving Unlawful Sexual Behavior, or for which the factual basis involved such an offense, as defined below, or released from Department of Correction having served sentence for such an offense (including criminal attempts, solicitations, or conspiracies).
  • Sexual assault, in violation of section 18-3-402; or
  • Sexual assault in the first degree, in violation of section 188-3-402, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000.
  • Sexual assault in the second degree, in violation of section 18-3-403, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000.
  • Unlawful sexual contact, in violation of section 18-3-404; or sexual assault in the third degree, in violation of section 18-3-404 as it exited prior to July 1,2000.
  • Sexual assault on a child, in violation of section 18-3-405.
  • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3.  
  • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist, in violation of section 18-3-405.5.
  • Enticement of a child, in violation of section 18-3-305.
  • Incest, in violation of section 18-6-301.
  • Aggravated incest, in violation of section 18-6-302.
  • Trafficking in children, in violation of section 18-3-502.
  • Sexual exploitation of children, in violation of section 18-6-403.
  • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation, in violation of section 18-6-404.
  • Indecent exposure, in violation of section 18-7-302.
  • Soliciting for child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-402.
  • Pandering of a child, in violation of section 18-7-403.
  • Procurement of a child, in violation of section 18-7-403.5.
  • Keeping a place of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-404.
  • Pimping of a child, in violation of section 18-7-405.
  • Inducement of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-405.5.
  • Patronizing a prostituted child, in violation of section 18-7-406.
  • Engaging in sexual conduct in violation of section 18-7-701.
  • Wholesale Promotion of obscenity to a minor 18-7-102 (1.5).
  • Promotion of obscenity to a minor 18-7-102(2.5).
  • Class 4 felony internet luring of a child, 18-3-306 (3).
  • Internet sexual exploitation of a child, 18-3-405.4.
  • Public Indecency 18-7-301(2.b), if 2nd offense is committed within 5 years of previous offense or a 3rd or subsequent offense.

“Lacks-a Fixed Residence” means that a person does not have a living situation that meets the definition of “residence” pursuant to subsection (5.7) or section 16-22-102. “Lacks a fixed residence” may include, but need not be limited to, outdoor sleeping location or any public or private locations not designated as traditional living accommodations. “Lacks a fixed residence” may also include temporary public or private housing or temporary shelter facilities, residential treatment facilities, or any other residential program or facility if the person remains at the location for less than fourteen days.


Convicted of an offense in another state or jurisdiction for which the person, because of the conviction, is, was, has been, or would be required to register if he or she resided in the state or jurisdiction of conviction, registration is required there or in Colorado, so long as such person is a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado.

Convicted” means having received a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury, having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, having received a disposition as a juvenile, having been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, or having received a deferred judgment and sentence or a deferred adjudication.

“Temporary Resident” is any person who is employed in Colorado on full time or part-time basis, with or without compensation, for more than 14 consecutive business days or for an aggregate period of more than 30 days in any calendar year; enrolled in any type of educational institution in Colorado on a full-time or part-time basis; or present in Colorado for more than 14 consecutive business days or for an aggregate period of more than 30 days in any calendar year for any purpose, including but not limited to vacation , travel, or retirement. Temporary resident’s hall registers within five business days of arrival in Colorado. A sex offender is required to register in any state in which he/she is a temporary resident.

Time Period That an Individual is required to Register

Sex offenders must continue to register until the court released them from this requirement. If a sex offender has not been subsequently convicted of an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, they may file a petition with the court for an order to discontinue registration or website posting according to the timeframes below.

Sexually Violent Predator’s, multiple offenders, and quarterly registrants are NOT eligible for this relief.

If the court enters an order discontinuing a sex offender’s duty to register the sex offender must send a copy of the order to the local law enforcement agency of registration and the CBI.

Offense Conviction When to Petition the Court
Class ,2, or 3 felonies ( if not quarterly offense) 20yrs from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Class 4, 5, or 6 felony 10yrs from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
3rd Degree Assault or Unlawful Sexual Contact (M1) 10yrs from the date of final release form the jurisdiction of the court
Other Misdemeanors 5yrs from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Deferred Sentence or adjudication After successful completion and dismissal of the case
If under 18 yrs of age when adjudicated After successful completion and discharge from the sentence
internet website posting for Failure to Register After one year of full compliance with registration requirements

If posted on the Colorado Sex Offender Registry web site due to failure to register, per 18-3-412.5(3.6)(a)(IV)(A), once offender has been fully compliant with all registration requirements for at least one year, they may petition the curt for removal of the failure to register designation.

To locate the form used to petition to discontinue registration, please go to

What Parents Need to Know 

Talking to your child before an assault happens is the best prevention:

  • If you think abuse is going on, act on that feeling or instinct.
  • Believe your child when they tell.
  • Don’t force a child to talk or stop talking about the abuse. Allow them to go at their own pace. Be patient.
  • Remind your child how strong she/he was for telling about the abuse.
  • Getting your child involved with a support group of peer survivors can help eliminate feelings of isolation.
  • Get support for you and your child, this is a very difficult issue for any one person to handle.
  • Children are best protected by giving them the knowledge and skills necessary for their safety.
  • Let your child know that safety rules apply to all adults including family members.
  • Encourage your child to tell someone about secret that are making her/him feel bad.
  • Let your child know that you are available to talk and listen. Allow your child to share thoughts and listen closely to what they are telling you.
  • Help your child understand who they can trust. Talk with your child about this and listen to their input.
  • Tell your child that if someone touches her/him to tell and keep telling until someone listens.
  • Instilling a sense of strong self-esteem in your child may help your child avoid feelings of responsibility and guilt if they are victimized.
  • Open sexual communication at home can make it easier for children to disclose sexual abuse by minimizing discomfort.
  • A child is never to blame for the abuse. Children cannot prevent abuse, only the offender can.

Knowing perpetrator tactics and how a child may react can help you detect sexual abuse:

  • Offenders may threaten to hurt the child or a family member of the child if they tell anyone about the abuse. This is common regardless of whether the perpetrator is a family member, friend, acquaintance, or stranger.
  • A child often feels that she/he is to blame for the abuse. The offender may reinforce this by using guilt tactics on the child.
  • Offenders often follow up abusive incidents with treats or gifts for the child. This is very confusing for the child and my make her/him feel guilty for accepting the fights and/or for feeling bad about the abuse.
  • Be aware if your child talks a lot about a particular adult or older person.
  • Be aware of individuals (family member, friend, neighbor) who spend an inordinate amount of time with your child.
  • It is common for a child to deny that abuse happened when it did or talk about the abuse and then recant their original statement. There is little evidence that children make false allegations of abuse.

Responding appropriately when your child is victimized can make all the different in her/his healing process:

Personal Safety Tips

Please know that there are no perfect protection strategies. There is no way to predict all possible situations. These tips are intended to reduce, not eliminate the risk of assault.

  • The primary responsibility for any sexual assault rests with the offender, and not the victim. Unfortunately, you can take all reasonable measures to reduce your risk and still be attacked.
  • Knowledge is power. Though many sex offenders are NOT known to law enforcement, you can educate yourself about those known offenders who live in the community by contacting the Idaho Springs Police Department.
  • Remember that most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. The stranger does not pose the highest risk to you. In fact, 78-90 percent of sex offenders are known to their victims and include relatives, friends, and authority figures. If you feel uncomfortable in someone’s presence, trust your instincts, and take steps to distance yourself from that person. Don’t be afraid to make a scene if necessary. Tell someone!
  • Societal myths are beliefs that contribute to the continuation of sexual assault and abuse. Understand the current rape myths and help debunk them for others.
  • Avoid high risk situations. Be observant and aware of your surroundings. Avoid poorly lit areas where an attacker might hide. Identify safe people in your neighborhood that you or your children can go to if you need help. Be thoughtful and use good judgment in choosing your fiends and partners. Be careful about using alcohol or drugs; you are more vulnerable to attack if you are intoxicated. Do not leave your food or drink unattended at a party or in a public place. Don’t be embarrassed to use security staff, at work or when shopping, to walk you to your car. Do not pick up hitchhikers or stop to help a stranger in a stalled vehicle; use a phone in a safe location to call for help. Be cautious about making personal contact with those you meet on the internet or in other similar environments.
  • Do not harass the offender. The purpose behind community notification is to reduce the chances that others will be victimized by this offender. The information should help you and your family in avoiding situations that allow easy victimization. Initiating contact with a sexually violent predator can increase your risk or it could drive the offender underground, placing others at greater risk.
Helpful Quick Links

Colorado Sex Offender Website.

National Sex Offender Public Website

For questions regarding failure to register sex offenders or the sex offender registration process, email the CBI Sex Offender Registration Unit at or