Public Records Request

Adopted in 1968, the California Public Records Act is designed to give the public access to information in the possession of public agencies. Unless the record is exempt from disclosure under the Act, any member of the public can receive a copy of a record or inspect the record during regular office hours of the agency.

How do I make a Public Records request?

To open a new public record request, click on the Request Public Records icon below.

Search Existing Request for Public Records Button

Make New Request for Public Records Button

Who can initiate a Public Records request?

Anyone may initiate a request for public records.

What type of information can I request?

Public Record requests from the Information Technology Agency may include a wide variety of documents and other materials (including print, photographic, and electronic formats) that were created or obtained by the department and are, at the time the request is filed, in the department's possession and control.

How soon must a city agency respond to my request?

The California Public Records Act requires an Agency to provide a response to the public records request within 10 calendar days. 

How much will I be charged for my request?

Documents and materials within the possession of the Information Technology Agency that are available in electronic format will be provided without charge, when feasible.  Fees for paper copies are ten cents per page, unless the requested document has an established statutory fee. The cost of CDs or DVDs and audio tapes will vary depending on the specific request.