TIPS FOR SUBMITTING A REQUEST
To enable staff to respond to your request as efficiently as possible, please be specific and detailed regarding the records you are seeking. For example, information such as the title of a document, report number, or a date range(s) are helpful. Please do not include any confidential information, such as birthdate, social security number, etc.
FEES FOR RESPONSIVE RECORDS
There is no cost for receiving records electronically (e.g., e-mail). However, the County does charge 15 cents per page (8.5" by 11”) when requested to print records. For requests requiring records to be placed on a media device, such as a CD, the County will assess a fee to cover the actual cost of the media used.
USE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT A RECORDS REQUEST
You may use this online form to submit records request for only these departments:
Clerk of the Board, County Counsel, County Executive Office, County Information Technology, County Procurement Office, Health Care Agency, Housing & Community Development / Homeless Prevention, OC Animal Care, OC Community Services, OC Parks, OC Public Libraries, OC Public Works, and Sheriff's Department.
For all other departments not listed above, please click here to access links to those departments' contact information, as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this web portal.
REQUESTS FOR MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS
If you have a request for records pertaining to multiple departments, please choose “County Executive Office” under the Department dropdown list. Be sure to include the names of the departments in the description of your request.
Although you are not required to provide your name, you must provide contact information in order for the responding agency to reach you. The responding agency may contact you to clarify your request or to send you the responsive records. You may use non-identifying contact information (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you may visit the agency to submit anonymous requests and arrange a time to review any responsive records.
FOR MORE INFO
Frequently asked questions are available here.