Public Records Act Request

Inquire about the availability of documents in alternate formats.

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Public Records Act Requests are made when a member of the public wants to obtain public information that the County of Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections Department does not offer as part of normal business services.

California Public Records Act Policy

Access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state. Records of the County of Sacramento which are not exempt from disclosure are available for inspection and copying in accordance with the California Public Records Act upon a request that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records. (Sacramento County Code § 4.18.095)

The California Public Records Act is found in the California Government Code, beginning at § 6250. Records subject to inspection and copying include any writings, meaning any handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording upon any form of communication or representation, including information available in an electronic format. (See Government Code § 6252(f) and 6253.9)​​

Records shall be made promptly available for inspection, and for copying within ten (10) calendar days. In unusual circumstances, the ten (10) days may be extended by written notice from the department, agency head, commission, committee secretary, or​ the designee for no more than an additional fourteen (14) days as provided by law.

A fee for copies of public records may be charged which covers the direct costs of duplication as determined by the County's Auditor-Controller. (Sacramento County Code § 2.01.017)


Submit a Public Records Act Request

To submit a request online, visit the County's Public Record Requests website: https://saccounty.nextrequest.com/

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​The following items are not Public Records Act Requests

  • Records requests for birth, death, marriage, real estate, UCC Financing Statements, fictitious business names and military discharge

  • ​Records requests for election information including but not limited to voter registration information, voter turnout, election statistics/reports, precinct maps, etc

  • Divorce records

  • Housing and commercial building blueprints

  • Elementary, high school and college transcripts​