Colorado State Permit Application for Archaeological & Paleontological Work
Under the Historical, Prehistorical, and Archaeological Resources Act of 1973 (CRS 24-80-401 to 410), a permit is required to conduct archaeological or paleontological investigations on state lands, which includes city and county as well as any political subdivision of the state. Permits can be issued at any time throughout the calendar year, but all permits expire the last day of February of the following year. Before submitting a permit application, please review the Rules and Procedures for descriptions of the different permit types, minimum qualifications for individuals listed on the permit, and the reporting requirements, among other important information. Please append attachments in upload sections found at the end of this form, or send additional documentation to

Email HC_ARCHPERMIT@STATE.CO.US with your amendment request including the pertinent details to be amended, current permit number, and required documents.
Please DO NOT complete this form.

For more information, including information on reporting requirements, please visit our website at:

PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 1, 2022 - an administrative fee of $50 per permit application will be charged upon completion of processing. Failure to pay may result in the revocation of a permit or delay in future processing.
Sign in to Google to save your progress. Learn more
Email *
Clear form
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of Executive Branch. Report Abuse