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City Records

Most city records are public records, meaning you can look at them and request copies. Many records are available online. Some records are exempt from disclosure because they are considered confidential or privileged. Rules about records can be found in the Public Records Act.

Requesting Records

  • The city, in accordance with Government Code Section 6256, has 10 days to respond to a request for public documents.
  • This response must indicate whether or not the documents exist and can be made available.
  • Actual production of the documents may take longer depending on availability.  
  • Please include as much detail as possible when requesting records. 
  • If you are unsure about what records might exist, give us a call, and we'd be happy to help you narrow down your search.


Office of the City Clerk 
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive