The public’s right to access information concerning the conduct
of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right. The
California Public Records Act permits local agencies to
adopt regulations stating the procedures to be followed
when making their records available
to the public. The link below provides more information
on the California State Public Records Act.
State Public Records Act
Local Public Records Information
The San José City Council has adopted a formal written policy
affirming the public’s right to access records and to set forth
the procedures by which such records will be made available to the public.
The City Council is mindful of the constitutional right of privacy accorded
to individuals and it is the intent of the City Council to promulgate
a policy that strikes an appropriate balance between the objectives of
open government and the individual’s right of privacy.
The purpose of this policy is to affirm the public's right
to access City records and to set forth the procedures that
will facilitate accessibility of information to member of
the public. The link below provides more information to the
City's Public Records Policy.
of Public Records Act Coordinators
Public Records Policy
Although not required, the link below is a form to assist
you with submitting your records request.
If you need assistance with submitting a records request, please contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.