With certain exceptions, records of the City are public records to which the public is entitled access. Pursuant to the Public Records Act (California Government Code Section 6250, et seq.), a person may request to review and/or receive a copy of any public record.
The City will provide the requested documents within 10 days or advise you, in writing, of any exemption from disclosure or delay in providing the information and when it will be made available. Requests that are not exempt from disclosure that require research, retrieval, and reproduction will be provided at the earliest date possible.
There is no charge to review public records. There are fees associated with obtaining copies of records. The fees are established by Resolution and vary depending upon the type of record and the method in which the record is provided.
Requests may be submitted to CityClerk@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (510) 215-4305.
SB 272 Catalog of Enterprise Systems
Senate Bill 272 requires the City to create a catalog to disclose a list of the enterprise systems utilized by the agency and the current system vendor and product.
The Contra Costa County Clerk Recorder’s Division maintains vital documents (birth, death, and marriage) and recorded documents affecting real property. Assessor Parcel Books and recorded maps are available through Contra Costa County Public Works Department's electronic records system. The County Clerk-Recorder's Office is located at the 555 Escobar Street, Martinez. For further information you can visit their website at http://www.ccclerkrec.us/recorder/county-recorder-division/ or contact them at (925) 335-7910.