Public Records Requests

Procedure for Public Records Requests


The City Clerk will coordinate public records requests through the Records Management section of the City Clerk's Office. The Public Records Request Form is intended for standard requests that are easily accessed or routine in nature.

Examples of information that may expedite the process are:
  • Name or title of document (i.e., Plot Plan No. 100)
  • The address or property location
  • Developer name
  • Date of public hearing or City Council approval / denial if applicable
The California Public Records Act allows the City 10 calendar days to respond to the requestor stating whether the request, in whole or in part, exists and is disclosable. Under the provisions of the California Public Records Act, requested records, may require the staff's careful examination to ensure that the documentation provided is complete. 

Please Note: Requests that are too general in nature (i.e., all files relating to...) may result in a delay, pending further identification of the records.

View the Request for Public Records Form.