Guidelines for Making a California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request
Reports and other documents requested without a subpoena, court order or specific statutory authority will be treated as a request made under the California Public Records Act (CPRA). Many of the Sheriff’s records may be exempt from disclosure under the provisions of the CRPA. Cal. Gov. Code § 7920.000. In order to identify responsive records and review them for possible exemptions, the Sheriff may take up to 10 days to respond to a CPRA request (Cal. Gov. Code § 7927.700) and, if necessary, may take a reasonable period of time thereafter to produce the non-exempt records that are responsive to the request (Motorola Communication & Electronics v. Dept. of General Svcs., 55 Cal. App. 4th 1340, 1349 (1997)).
Per Board resolution, copies are $0.15 per page.
To make a CPRA request to the Sheriff’s Department you may:
- Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail a written request to: 320 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703, ATTN: CPRA
- In person, visit the Public Counter click here for directions
- Fax a request to: (714) 834-5466, ATTN: CPRA
- Telephone : (714) 834-3223 or (714) 834-4497