Public Records Act Request

Requests for public records are subject to the California Public Records Act (GC 6270). Public records are accessible at all times during regular office hours and can be reviewed at no charge. To respond to your request in a timely manner, we ask that you provide specific and identifiable information.

Copies may be provided in most instances upon request unless records are archived or not readily accessible. The City has 10 days to respond to the request. The requester will be notified if an extension of time will be necessary pursuant to the Act. Fees for copies are based on the City's current fee schedule. Fees for copies of records that are sent to a copy house would be the actual cost. All fees are due and payable in full before copies are made available.

View the City Of Watsonville Records Management Guidelines and Records Retention Schedule (PDF) for additional information.

Frequently Requested Documents


Some frequently requested documents that can be accessed on this site include:

How to Request Public Records


To request public records, do one of the following: