Public Records Act Request


About Public Records Act Requests:

Requests for public records are subject to the California Public Records Act (GC 6270). Public records are accessible at all times during regular office hours and can be reviewed at no charge. To respond to your request in a timely manner, we ask that you provide specific and identifiable information. Copies may be provided in most instances upon request unless records are archived or not readily accessible. The City has ten (10) days to respond to the request. Requestor will be notified if an extension of time will be necessary pursuant to the Act. Fees for copies are based on the City’s current fee schedule. Fees for copies of records that are sent to a copy house would be the actual cost. All fees are due and payable in full before copies are made available. See attached City Of Watsonville Records Management Guidelines and Records Retention Schedule for additional information.

Records Management Guidelines and  Records Retention

Frequently requested document can be accessed below:

How to request Public Records:

The following documents are kept by the County of Santa Cruz and not the City of Watsonville: