California Public Records Act Form

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Public Records Act Form


Any person can request public information in California without a statement of purpose under the California Public Records Act. Agencies are permitted 10 days to comply with a records request. This is a template form for requesting public records in California in accordance to the California Public Records Act.

Name of State Act:

Public Records Act

  • Exemptions:

    Law enforcement investigations: litigation, proprietary business data and personal property

  • Response Time:

    10 Business Days

  • Restrictions


Frequently Asked Questions about

California Public Records Act Form

We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.

What types of records are available?

Any record that is not exempt from disclosure by state law(s) is available. The CPUC may refuse to disclose any records that are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act. 

Can I find public records on the CPUC’s website?

Yes. The CPUC’s website contains many records available to the public without the need for a formal request. The CPUC posts many public records to its website about all the industries it regulates. These records include inspection reports, audit reports, citations issued, records from various proceedings pending before the CPUC and many other records. Please see the CPUC’s webpage regarding how to find records on the CPUC’s website.

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