Public Records Act Requests

The City is committed to open and transparent government and strives to consistently meet its community's expectations by providing excellent service in a positive, timely, and transparent manner.  It is the duty of City government to serve the public, reaching its decisions and conducting its activities in full view of the public.

Access to Public Records
   •  Public Records Request Form - Download a Copy of the City's Public Records Request Form.
   •  Senate Bill 272 (SB 272) - Enterprise System Catalog.

How do I make a Public Records request?
The City Clerk is the City’s official Custodian of Records and preserves and maintains in protective custody all documents certifying City Council actions.  All requests for public records should be directed to the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records should be in writing and should be as specific as possible. While it is not mandatory to make a formal written request, having a completed Public Records Request Form allows the City Clerk’s Office to respond in a timely manner.

You can submit the Public Records Request Form via mail, e-mail, fax, or submit it to City Hall.

   •  Mail to:  7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 - Attention: City Clerk
   •  E-Mail to: *
   •  Fax to:  (714) 890-1443
   •  City Hall: 7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 - Attention: City Clerk (Drop of at the front counter)

*IMPORTANT - Requests sent by e-mail:  You will receive an e-mail confirmation within three days of submission.  If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (714) 890-4245. Requests sent by e-mail are not valid without a confirmation.

Who can initiate a Public Records request?
Anyone may initiate a request for public records.

What type of information can I request?
Public Records requests may be used to obtain “agency records,” which include a wide variety of documents and other materials (including print, photographic, and electronic formats) that were created or obtained by a city agency and are, at the time the request is filed, in the department’s possession and control. The Public Records Act excludes certain categories of records from disclosure, including materials related to internal agency rules, proprietary business information, inter- and intra-agency communications that are protected by legal privileges, and personal privacy.

How soon must a city agency respond to my request?
A city agency receiving a request for documents under the Public Records Act has ten days in which to respond to the request.

How much will I be charged for my request?
Fees for copies are $.10 per page, unless the requested document has an established statutory fee.