We've Got Info
The City keeps track of a lot of information. We have records to track decisions and discussion by the City Council. We also have police reports, water testing reports, maps, permits and much more. In most cases, you are entitled to see any City record. Some reports remain confidential like police and fire reports. We work hard to organize our data and information so that you can find it easily.
Requesting records and reports often follows a formal process so that we can make sure the responses are complete and include the information you are seeking. In most cases there is a form involved which you will find by clicking through the categories below.
Public Records Act Requests
The City is responsible for making public records available when they are requested. This rule is called the California Public Records Act and it was enacted in 1968 and is intended to safeguard the accountability of government to the public. . This law describes the kinds of documents that are not subject to disclosure and the required time frame for producing records. These requests are generally concerning the conduct of governmental operations. The City Clerk's office manages Public Record Act Requests for the City of Petaluma.
These requests are generally concerning the conduct of governmental operations. The California Public Records Act is intended to safeguard the accountability of government to the public. We've created a form to ask the questions that will help us find the records you want. Click here to complete and submit the form online. Or download the form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail/in person to City Clerk, 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA, 94952.