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What’s the City’s public records request process?

The City of Long Beach is committed to transparent and open government practices. The City responds...

What is a public record?

A public record may be any document or record, written or electronic, that is used, retained, or...

Doesn’t the City have to give me my records within 10 days?

The California PRA states that copies of records must be provided "promptly" within a reasonable...

Does the City have blueprints for my home?

The City of Long Beach started keeping plans for residential buildings that were built or modified...

What if a person just wants to look at records?

The Department’s records are open to inspection during regular office hours with an appointment....

Are permits available online?

Yes, you can find archived permits online on the Development Services webpage at...

Which records are exempt from disclosure?

When a document is identified as potentially responsive to a public records request, but it contains...

What’s the difference between the California PRA and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law establishing the public's right to obtain...

How detailed should my PRA request be?

While the California PRA provides members of the public with access to public records, it is not...

What is the California Public Records Act (PRA)?

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) is a state law found in California Government Code, Section...

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