Public Records

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Govt. Code § 6250 et. seq., the City of Cloverdale provides access to public records, except those exempt from disclosure by law, upon request. The City will advise the requester within 10-days of receiving the request of responsive records, and or exemptions from disclosure, or any unlikely delays in fulfilling the request. To submit a request, select the "Submit Record Request" button below:

Alternative Submission Methods: 

Fill out and print the Records Request Form and do one of the following:

  • Fax completed form to: (707) 894.3451
  • Email the completed form to:
  • Mail completed form to: City of Cloverdale, P.O. Box 217, Cloverdale, CA 95425
  • Return completed form to: City of Cloverdale City Hall, 124 N. Cloverdale, CA 95425

Police Department Records:

  • The City Clerk's Office does not handle Public Records Requests for the Cloverdale Police Department. Follow the instructions on the Police Department's Public Records Request Form to submit a request.

Please Note:

  • The 10-day response period referenced in Government Code §6253(c) is not a deadline for producing records, as agencies may need a reasonable amount of time to search for, review, and inspect applicable responses (particularly voluminous amounts) to ensure they are in fact responsive, subject to redaction to protect the privacy rights of others (which may require affidavits), and or are consistent with applicable legal privileges & exemptions, prior to release. 
  • There is no charge to review public records, however, there are duplication fees associated with obtaining physical copies and you will be required to make payment prior to the documents being copied and released.  
  • There is no public counter service at City Hall for on-demand, same day public records inspections. 
  • The rights under the Public Records Act does not require that an agency answer questions, perform research, or create new records or reports in response to a request.
  • There is a vast amount of information, resources, and records available on our website, by utilizing the search tool or browsing the topics related to your request. 
  • City of Cloverdale records, including emails, are subject to the California Public Records Act. Unless exemptions apply, emails sent to City staff or Councilmembers, any attachments, and any replies, are subject to disclosure upon request, and neither the sender, nor any recipients should have any expectation of privacy regarding the contents of such communications.