Helpful tips for making a proper records request: Although no specific language is required to make a request, you must at least identify the records requested with the sufficient clarity and specificity to allow the city to identify, retrieve, and review the records. The city may decline to create a record that contains the information requested if the record does not already exist, or to seek out and retrieve records that contain specific information that may be of interest to you. Please know that we are always willing to work with you to help identify records you seek based upon how the city keeps records.
May I make an anonymous request? Yes. A public records request does not need to be in writing or identify you. However, the city must have a way of contacting you in order to fulfill the request.
Do I have to reveal the reason for my request? No. The Public Records Act neither requires you to specify the reason for the request nor use particular wording to make a request.