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Public Records

The City of Sacramento understands and supports the public's right to access the public records created and maintained by the City in the course of their normal business. It is the goal of the City to provide service in a transparent manner, which includes timely access to requested records in accordance with the California Public Records Act (PRA), Government Code Sections 6250 to 6270. More information is also available at Pocket Guide to California Public Request Act by The First Amendment Project.

Click here to make a Public Record Request

(for records of the Sacramento Police Department, see below for more information)

Frequently requested records

Many frequently requested records can be found through the City's website: 

sacramento police department records 

Sacramento Police Department records may be requested via the  Police Department Open Records Center.


If you are seeking medical records on behalf of yourself or a direct family member, contact Ambulance Billing at (800)-906-6552. 

If you are a third party seeking medical records on behalf of someone else, Sacramento Fire Department medical records may be requested through ChartSwap. There is a $30 processing fee due at the time of request. Medical document pick-up is no longer available at the Fire Department. If you have any questions about medical records you may contact the Sacramento Fire Department at any (916) 808-1347.

To obtain medical records you will need to register. What you will need to register:

  • Completed and patient signed form (online form through ChartSwap)
  • HIPAA Authorization to Release Medical Records
  • Valid I.D. (California Driver's License, California I.D., Military I.D. or U.S. Passport)
  • If the patient's signature is not available, legal documentation such as a subpoena, power of attorney, or letter of representation is required and must accompany the request.

Need Assistance or Have Questions?

We are happy to assist you. If you have additional questions you may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (916) 808-7200.