Public Records Request

General Information

To request public records, you must fill out an Access to Public Records Request form (see below) and submit the form to the Department having possession of the records.  Oral requests for records must be converted to the City's written form. If you have prepared a written request on your own, it can be attached to the City's form, and you should then complete the top portion of the City's form.

Not every request for records can be granted. Some information is not disclosable under law. Also, a public record request means that something must exist. It does not cover future records. Nor is it a means to obtain answers to questions.  The City is not obligated to create a public record to answer your inquiry.

Steps to request public records:

  1. Fill out an Access to Public Records Request (APRA) form
  2. Submit the form to the City Office or Department having possession of the records
  3. After your request has been submitted:
    • The Department will forward the request to the Legal Department to determine if the records requested are disclosable.
    • Not all requests can be granted, some information is not disclosable under law.
    • Document fees are due when the document is picked up.  View fees.

View the Public Records Request Frequently Asked Questions