Access to Public Records

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For access to the City's building permit and project information, click on City of Orange E-TRAKIT online services.

Public Records Requests


You may request public records not available online by completing and submitting the Request for Public Records Form electronically.

Please complete all fields on the form. This form is used to facilitate and expedite the processing of your public records request. Fully describe identifiable records in the possession of the City. Your request must be sufficiently focused and specific to allow the City to locate the requested record(s).

Alternatively, you can submit a request in person by visiting the City Clerk Department at City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866.

The City shall determine within 10-days from receipt of a public records request, whether the request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in possession of the City [GC 6253(c)]. Please note that if you are requesting the opportunity to inspect records, you will be requested to make an appointment to return at a later date/time to view the records. For further information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (714) 744-5500.

To request birth, death, and/or marriage certificates, complete the County of Orange Clerk-Recorder Vital Records Request form or visit their website County of Orange Clerk-Recorder.