Public Records Act Requests - Posting of Guidelines
Government Code Section 6253.4 of the California Public Records Act (PRA) requires the Department of Corporations (Department) to post its guidelines for accessibility of records in a conspicuous public place in each of the Department's offices. See guidelines.
During the regular business hours of the Department, members of the public may inspect the documents on file in the Department which are specified in Rule 250.9.1 as being subject to public inspection and not exempt from disclosure or otherwise confidential. Copies of documents, either uncertified or certified under the seal of the Commissioner of Corporations (Commissioner), will be furnished by our agency to any person making a request and paying the appropriate fee. See Rules 260.608 and 260.617.
To mail or fax a request under the PRA, send the written request to the Department office near you, to the attention of the Custodian of Records:
In your letter or fax, please include a clear description of an identifiable record and be as specific as possible to help us expedite your request. The Department will assist requestors to identify records that may be responsive to the request. See sample request letter for public use.
Please note that if you want to inspect or request a Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interest), you should contact our Human Resources office directly at (916) 445-6351.
- Complete guidelines, sample letter, code references, frequently asked questions, & sample of certificate of search. [pdf]
- Sample Request Letter
- California Code of Regulations, Title 10, Chapter 3
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
- Certificate of Search [pdf]
- Governor's Executive Order S-03-06