Does my request have to be in writing?

No. Requests do not need to be in writing. However, in order to better comply with requests for information, it is recommended that requests be made in writing. All written and oral requests for public records need to be made to the Administrative Services Department.

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1. What is a Public Records Request?
2. How is this different from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
3. What is not a Public Records Request?
4. How do I make a request to see or obtain a copy of a City document?
5. What if I am unsure about what to request?
6. Does my request have to be in writing?
7. Is there a fee to search for documents?
8. How long will it take until I hear a response?