Public Records Requests

What is the Public Records Act?
The California Public Records Act (PRA) is a California statute that affords the public the right to inspect, and be provided a copy of, most of the written information retained by State and local agencies in the course of business. The PRA regulates the public's access to records and sets out the specific statutory circumstances under which particular records need not be disclosed. The PRA states that public records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of a local agency.
 What are "Public Records"?

The PRA defines "public records" as follows: 

'Public records' includes 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 ...

Please note that a local agency is not required to create a document or compile a list in response to a request under the PRA.

 How do I request copies of the City's Public Records?
You may fill out the Public Records Request Form. The form may be submitted in-person, mailed, or via e-mail.


City of Westminster - City Clerk's Office
8200 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683