Public Records Requests

Per the California Public Records Act, most governmental records can be viewed by the public upon request. The intention of the Public Records Act is to increase government transparency. While most records are available to the public, there are some exceptions.

Building & Planning Records

Please visit the public kiosk in the Community Development Department during normal business hours to view Building & Planning records. If you are unable to find the desired records, a records request may be submitted online or to City staff as described below. 

All Other City Records

To request a public record, complete the online form, or make a public records request in person at Saratoga City Hall.

Required Information

Please include the following information with your request:

  • Your name, phone number, and mailing or email address
  • Date and time of your request
  • A list of the records being requested including specific information about the records you are requesting, such as record description, type, date, subject, or title will make it easier for staff to retrieve the requested documents