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Open Government Program

Implicit in the democratic process is the notion that government should be accountable for its actions. In order to verify accountability, individuals must have access to government files. Such access permits checks against the arbitrary exercise of official power and secrecy in the political process.

— California Supreme Court

The City Attorney's Open Government Program is designed to ensure that the citizens of Oakland have full access to information about their City, and that the business of City government is conducted in the light of day.

For assistance, contact: Mark Forte, Acting Open Government Coordinator
E-mail: mforte@oaklandcityattorney.org
Phone: (510) 238-2965
Fax: (510) 238-6500
Address: 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

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FAQ's

Records Request FAQs

Frequently asked questions about filing public records requests.

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Request a Public Record

Request Public Records

RecordTrac

Go to the City's on line public records request system.

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Public Records Contacts

Public Records Liaisons

Department Liaisons

To follow up on requests with specific City departments, you can contact the department's public records liaison.

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Oakland City Council Records

City Council Records

City Council Legislative Records & City Laws

Minutes, ordinances, resolutions or any other legislative action adopted by City Council, as well as the Oakland Municipal Code and Planning Code.

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Certificates

Certificates

Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Certificates

Contact the Alameda County Recorder's Office for these records.

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Civil Court Documents

Civil Court Documents

Alameda County Superior Court Records

The Alameda County Superior Court web site provides information about general civil, probate and family law cases.

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