Public Records Request

How to Request a Public Record

The California Public Records Act (California Government Code §7920.005 et. seq.) provides the public with important rights to obtain access to records held by public agencies in the state. The City of Brea is committed to providing reasonable access to all public records, with the exception of documents exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law or are considered confidential or privileged under the law. In accordance with the Public Records Act, the City has ten (10) calendar days to respond to any request for public documents by indicating whether or not the documents exist and/or making the documents available.

Police Department Records Request 

  • Police Department Request to Release Records Information
    To request a record/document from the Police Department, fill out the form being as specific as possible. Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times. Submit the completed form to the Police Department via email, fax (714) 990-7950, or U.S. Postal Mail to Attn: Police Records, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821.

Other Information

  • For records related to Hazard Waste Generators and Underground Storage Tanks (UST), please contact Orange County Health Care agency at (714) 834-3536 or visit the OC Health Care Agency website.

Contact Information

If you have questions about obtaining public records, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at or (714) 990-7756.