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What is the California's Public Records Act?

The fundamental concept of the California Public Records Act (CPRA) is that government records shall be disclosed to the public, upon request, unless is exempted from disclosure under the CPRA.

Are there public documents available on the City of Santa Clara website?

Yes. The following links are to commonly requested documents:

How?

Click below for the online submission form:

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By Mail or In-Person:

City of Santa Clara
City Clerks Office
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
When will the City of Santa Clara respond?

The City will respond to requests for public records as quickly as possible. The City has ten days from receipt of the request to respond for documents under the CPRA. In unusual circumstances, the 10-day time limit may be extended by up to 14 additional days by written notice to the requester, setting forth the reason for the time extension as required by the CPRA.

Who can submit a request?

Anyone may submit a request for public records.

Cost?

Records production may be subject to duplication costs. In general, photocopies, microfilm copies and scanned copies are 20 cents per page. CDs, USBs and other expenses will be billed at the actual cost. Please refer to the City’s Municipal Fee Schedule under the City Managers tab for the cost of other forms of media. The City will provide the records electronically whenever possible unless otherwise requested.

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