Public Records Request

Public Records Act request forms can be submitted via email to, via this website form, by mail (Sheriff’s Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063) or in person at one of our counters (Hall of Justice, San Carlos Police Bureau, Coastside Patrol Bureau, or Millbrae Police Bureau).

Public Records Act requests are not required to be done in writing; however, it can help us identify the information sought and provide more effective and timely assistance to the requestor. Reproduction of paper records costs at least ten cents per page.

Please note that most records related to law enforcement activities are not public records.

Although you are not required to provide identification or personal information for Public Records Requests, if you are requesting a response from us through mail or email, we will not be able to respond to your request without that information.

If you are an attorney representing a client  or an involved party trying to obtain a copy of your report or your own records, there is another process to request those records. Please fill out the Request for Information form and return this form with a copy of your valid photo ID or signed authorization from your client to


STOP – Please do not hit submit if you are requesting your own records. Instead, please email

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