Public Records Request

The City Clerk’s Office handles Public Records Requests in compliance with California’s Public Records Act. Public records are open to inspection during regular City office hours, except for City holidays. While there are charges for the duplication of records (photocopies, CDs and DVDs) there is no charge to inspect or view records. Whenever possible the City will provide the records electronically when requested. 

Important Message Regarding Impact to Public Records Requests (Update: October 10, 2019)

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, City servers went down due to the impact of a computer virus that infected the system. City staff is currently working closely with cyber security experts to restore City IT services.  

Systems that process administrative and professional services, such as licenses, public records requests and permits, are currently down. Partial access to emails and records has been restored.  

We apologize for this inconvenience and ask that you contact the departments of record directly to inquire about your request prior to submission.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

  • City Clerk:  510-675-5348
  • Planning & Building Department: 510-675-5313
  • Environmental & Fire: 510-675-5360
  • Police Records: 510-675-5235


Make A Public Record Request