Requesting Public Records and the California Public Records Act:
Requests for public records may be made of the City Clerk’s Office in person, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing through mail at 1685 Main Street, Room 102, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The City Clerk’s Office has 10 days to respond to your request; however, a majority of these requests will receive a response within 24 hours or less. Please note that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for copies of records. Some records (agendas, staff reports, minutes, resolutions, ordinances, and deeds) are available through the City's Public Portal.
Responses to requests for multiple records, for records from various departments, or records that are stored off-site may take longer than 24 hours. An approximate date will be provided to the requester by City Clerk staff.
Requests made under the California Public Records Act will be processed according to the requirements of the Act. Members of the public may use the City Clerk’s Request for Records Form or may write the request on a plain sheet of paper. Please call (310) 458-8211 if you have any questions.
See the California Public Records Act for additional information.