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Colorado Information Marketplace

The Colorado Information Marketplace (CIM) is the central online home for state open data, giving the public greater access to public data and increasing transparency in government operations. By opening up public data, Colorado is providing fuel for entrepreneurs, researchers, and citizens to build innovative solutions and create insights. The Secretary of State’s office makes several datasets available on CIM. Below is a description of each dataset with a direct link to its location on the marketplace.

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Contents

Business registration

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Business entities (business registration)

Nearly all businesses are required to register with the Secretary of State. The business registration dataset goes back to the 1800's, with over 1 million records available. The dataset contains business name, principal address, mailing address, registered agent's name, registered agent's address, entity status, type and creation date. The “entityid” field is the unique identifier for that business entity within the system. This dataset provides the most recently filed information. The “Corporate Transactions” dataset below provides history of all transactions for each entity.

Colorado business entities

 

Corporate transactions

This dataset provides history of all corporate transactions of business entities. This includes the transaction date, entity id, comments, notes, and name of the entity. The dataset goes back to the 1800’s and contains millions of records. For a summary of the most current filing information for a given business entity, use the “Business Entities” dataset linked above.

Corporate transaction history for business entities

Trademarks

Trademarks are recognizable signs, designs or expressions that uniquely distinguish products or services. The law considers a trademark to be a form of property.

Colorado trademarks

Trade names

A trade name, trading name, or business name, is a name that a business uses for trading commercial products or services that differs from its “true name,” or the name under which it is registered. Not all businesses use trade names.

Colorado trade names

Business search

You can search or file business, trademarks, or trade name records from the Business Organizations page.

Charities registration and disclosure

Nonprofits that meet specific criteria, including publicly soliciting donations in Colorado, are required to register with the Secretary of State. This triggers disclosure requirements so that individuals can make informed decisions about donating to a charity. There are several datasets that come from the charities disclosure database.

Registration data filed by charities, paid solicitors, professional fundraising consultants, and for-profit public benefit corporations in Colorado

Registration data filed by Charitable Organizations, Paid Solicitors, Professional Fundraising Consultants, and for-profit Public Benefit Corporations that solicit charitable contributions in Colorado. The data includes financial reports filed by charities and information about a registrant’s legal form, leadership, and physical location.

Registration data, including financial information filed by charities

Charity extension requests

This dataset includes requests by charitable organizations for more time to file their annual financial report, including the reason for the request.

Requests by charities for an extension of the deadline for filing a financial report.

Other names a registered entity uses to solicit contributions in Colorado

This dataset includes all names other than registered entity name under which charities, paid solicitors, and professional fundraising consultants will solicit contributions or provide fundraising consulting services in Colorado, FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number), and state registration number (entity ID).

Colorado "Doing business as" names associated with Charitable Organization

Paid solicitor solicitation notices

Solicitation Notices are filed by paid solicitors and signed by officers of the paid solicitor and charity. The dataset includes filing type, document ID, amendment entity ID, the solicitation notice approved date, payment processing date, the beginning and ending dates of the campaign, the charity officer’s name and date of signature, name of the party with custody of contributions and financial records, the contract beginning and end date, specified minimum percentage of gross receipts, specified minimum percentage of sales, campaign purpose, respective obligations and names of up to three people who signed the filing.

Solicitation notices filed by paid solicitor and charity

Communication methods used in solicitation campaigns in Colorado

Communication methods used in a particular solicitation campaign as listed in solicitation notices filed by paid solicitors and charities.

Solicitation campaign type

Campaign financial reports

A solicitation campaign financial report is a required follow- up to a solicitation notice. A solicitation notice summarizes the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor and discloses the paid solicitor’s anticipated compensation. A campaign financial report provides actual financial results after a campaign has ended, including gross proceeds and an itemization of all expenses or disbursements for any purpose.

Campaign reports for solicitation notices

Solicitation campaign supervisors listed on solicitation notices in Colorado

This dataset includes the name, title, and address of persons who supervise solicitation activity in Colorado. Solicitation notices summarize the contractual relationship between a charity and a paid solicitor contractor.

People associated with solicitation notices

Call center locations

This dataset provides the physical locations and telephone numbers of call centers from which solicitation campaigns in Colorado are conducted.

Solicitation notice locations

Charitable purpose of the charity in Colorado

This dataset notes the statement of purpose for each charity in the registration database.

The charitable purposes of Colorado charities

Charitable organization offices in Colorado

This dataset contains charity office locations in Colorado. It contains data on mailing address, location, name, federal employer id number, phone number, and website.

Colorado charitable organizations' offices

Paid solicitors disclosed on charity registration forms

This dataset includes the names and addresses of any paid solicitors, professional fundraising consultants, or commercial co-venturers with whom a charity has contracted to solicit contributions in Colorado. The information is disclosed on charity registration statements.

Paid solicitors, professional fundraising consultants, and commercial co-venturers disclosed on charity registration statements

Other state solicitation of charities’ registrants in Colorado

other states where charities are registered and which states have granted the organization an exemption from the requirement to register.

Other states where registrants solicit

Persons associated with charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and professional fundraising consultants

This dataset includes the names and titles of persons associated with charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and professional fundraising consultants registered in Colorado, including but not limited to officers, directors, and trustees.

Persons associated with registered entities

Federal tax-exempt subsection codes in Colorado

This dataset contains information about the subsections of the Internal Revenue Code under which organizations can be tax-exempt.

IRS tax-exempt subsection codes

Charities registration search

You can search charitable solicitation records and file documents from the Charities and Fundraisers page.

Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers in Colorado

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers name, unique identified, full address, and license start and end date in Colorado from the Colorado Department of State (CDOS).

Durable Medical Equipment suppliers in Colorado

Elections

Elections data

These datasets show the election results for federal and state offices and state initiatives from 2004-2016, including turnout.

Colorado election results

Lobbyist

Bill information and position with income of lobbyist in Colorado

This dataset contains information for each lobbyist and their associated clients, with the reported bills and positions associated with each client and the total gross income the client paid to the lobbyist for the report month.

Bill information and position with income of lobbyist in Colorado

Characterization of lobbyist clients in Colorado

This dataset includes information for each lobbyist, including contact details, and their associated clients, client contact details, client business description, and the name of the client CEO.

Characterization of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of all lobbyists and all clients for Colorado, except for official State Liaisons, who are responsible for lobbying on behalf of a state agency and therefore have no "client."

Directory of lobbyist clients in Colorado

Directory of lobbyists in Colorado

Information for each registered lobbyist, including contact details, and their associated income and expenses as summarized by month and associated report date since 1995.

Directory of lobbyists in Colorado

Expenses for lobbyists in Colorado

This dataset includes information on expenses reported by lobbyists, including the purpose of the expense.

Expenses for lobbyists in Colorado

Subcontractors for lobbyists in Colorado

This dataset includes information for each lobbyist that hires another lobbyist or lobbying business (subcontractor) along with total gross income paid to the subcontractor in the given report month.

Subcontractors for Lobbyists in Colorado

Lobbyist search

You can search or file lobbyist records from the Lobbyists page.

Notary Public

Current notaries in Colorado

Information and aggregated locations by zipcode on current notaries registered with the Colorado Department of State provided by the Colorado Department of State (CDOS). This list changes daily due to new notaries added and non-renewing notaries removed. Commissioning period is based on a 4-year schedule.

Current notaries in Colorado

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured lien filings

A Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing statement is a legal form that a creditor files to give notice that it has an interest in the personal property of a debtor (a person who owes a debt to the creditor as typically specified in the agreement creating the debt).

Learn about UCC data

Filing information

UCC filing information on record with the Secretary of State. This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. This datasets includes information on the entity id and transaction id, the filing date, filing type, lapse date, financial statement type and a mobile home flag column.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code filing information

Filing master list

The master list is a report that contains information from all of the effective financing statements (EFS) that were effective as of the last day of the previous month. Buyers of farm products use the master list to check if a farm product is subject to a security interest. Contains information on debtors, crops, records, and amendments.

Colorado master list

Secured party information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action type, record status and secured party name and address.

Colorado secured party information

Collateral information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action reference codes and types, farm products and additional collateral information.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code collateral information

Debtor information

This dataset includes UCC financing statements, effective financing statements (EFS), and liens. Fields in this dataset include action reference codes and types, debtor name, address and status.

Colorado Uniform Commercial Code debtor information

UCC search

You can search or file secured transaction records from the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) page.