California Public Records Act Requests
The California State Legislature adopted the Public Records Act in 1975. It is designed to give the public access to information in possession of public agencies. The Act also provides that public records shall be open for inspection during regular office hours of the agency. The public can inspect any record unless the record is exempted from disclosure under the act. The California Public Records Act ("CPRA" - Government Code §7921) declares that access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person. In the spirit of the CPRA, it is the policy of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District to disclose public records in the possession of the District, unless doing so calls for the production of records that are exempt from disclosure under the CPRA.
Under the Act, the District is entitled to be reimbursed by the Requestor for the direct costs of duplication. The Requestor shall be required to pay reimbursement of the District's direct costs for duplication. The charge to the Requestor for copies of videotapes, audiotapes, or compact disc recordings shall be the District's actual cost of reproduction.
To submit a Public Records Request, please read the Public Records Request FAQs and either fill out the online form below or download and complete the Public Records Request Form (PDF) and submit it according to the instructions.