About Public Records
The City strives to provide prompt and efficient access to records in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et. seq.) (the “Act”). Any person may request to inspect or receive a copy of a public record (excluding records exempt from disclosure by law). The Act allows a period of ten (10) days for the City to determine whether the request seeks disclosable records in possession of the City and under certain circumstances, the time for the City to respond may be extended. In such a case, you will be notified with an estimate of the date the records will be made available.
Document duplication fees are based on the City’s current fee schedule (Resolution No. 19-5469) and in most cases are 10 cents per page. Records will be provided following receipt of payment.
Make a Request
To submit a request, click here. When completing your request, be as specific as possible and provide the following information which will help facilitate a prompt and thorough response from the City:
- A description of the record(s) being requested (include information such as the project name, property address and type of record sought)
- The time period covering the requested record(s)
If you need assistance formulating a request, please call the City Clerk’s office at 626-855-1500.
Links to Frequently Requested Records
Public safety records (police reports, collision reports, arrest records) – contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 562-345-4441.
Vital records (birth, death, marriage) – contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder at 800-201-8999.
Superior Court records (case filings, files and forms) – contact the Los Angeles Superior Court at la.court.org.
Approved on October 11, 2015, Senate Bill 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create and make available online a catalog of enterprise systems. This catalog must be made public upon request and be posted in a prominent location on the local agency’s website and cities will need to update the public data annually.
Click here for the City of La Puente Catalog of Enterprise Systems