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How to Request a Public Record
The California Public Records Act (California Government Code §6250 et. seq.) provides the public with important rights to obtain access to records held by public agencies in the state. The City of Brea is committed to providing reasonable access to all public records, with the exception of those documents exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law or considered confidential or privileged under the law.

The City of Brea encourages public records requests be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) in order to assist staff in responding efficiently to your request. In accordance with the Public Records Act, the city has 10 calendar days to respond to any request for public documents by indicating whether or not the documents exist and/or making the documents available.

Police Department Records Request

Police Department Request to Release Records Information
To request a record/document from the Police Department, fill out the form being as specific as possible. Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times. Submit the completed form to the Police Department via email, fax (714) 990-7641, or U.S. Postal Mail to Attn: Police Records, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821.

Fire Department Records Request 
Fire Department Request to Release Records Information - Fillable PDF
To request a record/document from the Fire Department, fill out the form being as specific as possible. Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times. Submit the completed form to the Fire Department via email, fax (714) 671-3691, or U.S. Postal Mail to Attn: Fire Department Records, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821.

Other City Department Records Request

Request for Public Records - Fillable PDF
To request a record/document from other City Departments, fill out the form being as specific as possible. Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times. Submit the completed form to the City Clerk’s Office via email or U.S. Postal Mail to City Clerk’s Office, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA, 92821.

Staff will determine if the City has documents responsive to your request and respond to you within 10 calendar days of receiving the form. If the response is sent electronically there is no charge.

If you would like to receive copies of the requested documents, you will be notified of the reproduction fees and postage..

Contact Information
If you have questions about obtaining public records, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 714-990-7756.

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