Request for Public Records
Public Records Request Form
- What is the California Public Records Act?
The right to inspect public records is generally regulated by the
California Public Records Act Cal. Govt. Code§§ 6250 et seq. The legislature,
while mindful of the right of individuals to privacy, found and declared that access
to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental
and necessary right of every person in the state. The general policy of the act
favors disclosure and a refusal to disclose information must be justified by the
specific exceptions enumerated in the act.
Public records within the coverage of the Public Records act are ordinarily open
to inspection at all times during the office hours of the state or local agency
in which they are kept. Govt. Code § 6253(a).
- What public records are subject to inspection?
"Public records" that are subject generally to inspection and copying
include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's
business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless
of physical form or characteristics.
Any tape or film record of a meeting made by or at the direction of a local agency
is a public record which must be retained and made available to the public.
E-mail and other computer records, as with their paper counterparts, are public
records if (1) they contain information relating to the conduct of the public's
business and (2) they are prepared, owned, used or retained by the agency.
- How do I obtain a copy of a certified public record?
Certain City documents can be obtained and certified in the City Clerk's Office.
Copies of all documents, including campaign disclosure forms, are available at $.10
The city DOES NOT provide the following types of records:
- Copies of marriage licenses
- birth certificates
- fictitious name statements
- business licenses
- real property inquiries
For such requests, please contact the Los Angeles County
I wish to review/obtain
copies of the following public records:
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