Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

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Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
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Department overview
Jurisdiction Colorado
HeadquartersOne Civic Center Plaza
1560 Broadway, Suite 110 Denver, Colorado 80202
Department executive
  • Patty Salazar, Executive Director

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is the principal department of the Colorado state government [1] responsible for professional licensing and consumer protection. [2]


As the consumer protection agency for the State of Colorado, DORA's nine Divisions and more than 40 boards, commissions, and advisory committees license and regulate more than 700,000 people and 24,000 businesses in the state. DORA serves as a resource for objective information about licensed Colorado industries, professions and occupations, takes consumer complaints and works to educate consumers about their rights.


DORA is composed of these divisions: [2]


The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies was created in 1968, although several of the Department's divisions have been protecting Colorado citizens previously:

Program Areas


Criminal and compliance investigations, both in response to formal complaints and as part of regular audits. Divisions: Civil Rights, Insurance, Professions and Occupations, Public Utilities Commission, Real Estate, Securities.


Resolution of complaints/charges received and proactive enforcement/compliance oriented investigations ensuring adequate consumer protection. Divisions: Civil Rights, Insurance, Professions and Occupations, Public Utilities Commission, Real Estate, Securities.

Consumer Representation During Utility Rate Approvals

Present evidence in support of consumers when utilities request rate increases. Divisions: Office of Consumer Counsel.

Consumer Assistance and Contact/Complaint Resolution

Informal complaint resolution, including responses to general consumer inquiries. Divisions: All.

Institutional Examinations

Examinations of all state-chartered financial institutions and insurance companies. Divisions: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Securities.

Education, Outreach and Training

Proactive dissemination of information about consumer rights. Divisions: All.

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  1. C.R.S. § 24-1-110
  2. 1 2 "Divisions" . Retrieved 14 June 2014.