Public Records Request

Policy Statement

The City of Maywood has adopted the following policy statement in compliance with California Government Code section 6253: Any person may receive a copy of any identifiable public record not otherwise protected from public disclosure. Upon request, and subject to the appropriate fee, an exact copy shall be provided unless impracticable to do so. Computer data shall be provided in a form determined by the department. City departments upon notification by the City Clerk of any request for a copy of records shall determine with 10 days after the receipt of such request whether it is possible to comply and shall notify the City Clerk in order to notify the requestor of such determination and the reason thereof.

California Public Records Act - Government Code Section 6250

In compliance with the California Public Records Act, Government Code Section 6250, the City of Maywood is required to provide members of the public, upon request, any information relating to the conduct of the public's business that is prepared, used or retained by the City, regardless of physical form or characteristics. Records that are exempt under the Public Records Act will not be available to the public.

10 Calendar Days

The request will be processed within ten calendar days. Under the California Public Records Act, a local agency must respond promptly, but no later than ten calendar days from receipt of the request, to notify the requester whether records will be disclosed. If the request is received after business hours or on a weekend or holiday, the next business day may be considered the date of receipt.

The ten-day response period starts with the first calendar day after the date of receipt. If the tenth day falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day is considered the deadline for responding to the request. The time limit for responding to a public records request is not necessarily the same as the time within which the records must be disclosed to the requester. If, due to the nature of the request, it is not possible to provide the information requested within ten calendar days, you will be notified within the ten-day processing period.