Public Records Request
California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250, et seq.)
Public records in the possession, custody and control of the California Department of Technology, which are not exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act, shall be available for inspection and copies of such public records shall be provided pursuant to these guidelines.
Records Exempt from Disclosure
The Department of Technology cannot disclose records which are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act. (Government Code sections 6254 and 6255).
Inspecting Public Records
Public records in the possession and control of the Department of Technology, which are not exempt from disclosure, shall be available for inspection during normal business hours of the Department of Technology (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). If the request seeks inspection of records, a mutually agreeable time shall be established for the inspection.
Department of Technology functions will not be disrupted to permit inspection of records, and records will not be available for inspections during periods when the records are required by Department of Technology personnel in the performance of their duties. Records will not be removed from the possession of the Department of Technology. A Department of Technology employee will be present during the inspection of records to prevent the loss or destruction of records. For an appointment to review records, please call the numbers provided.
Obtaining Copies of Public Records
Once the Department of Technology determines the number of pages of documents that are responsive to a request, the Department of Technology may require the requester to pay a duplication cost of 25 cents per page in advance of providing the documents. Such payment is to be made in cash, check, or money order, payable to the Department of Technology. Credit card payment is not accepted.
The Department of Technology does not accept payment of estimated duplication costs at the time the request is submitted. Public records that already exist in electronic format that are not exempt from disclosure and do not require redaction of exempt or privileged information will be provided in electronic format, if requested.