Public Records Requests

In accordance with the Arizona Public Records Law A.R.S. ยง 39-121, the City of Mesa makes public records available upon request to residents and members of the media.

How do I request a public record?
Please use the below drop down to select the topic of your records request.   The drop down menu will take you to the appropriate form/email address to make your request.  If the topic does not require an official records request, it will take you to the appropriate Web page with the information you are seeking.
 

Other Commonly requested information

 
What is the purpose of a Public Records Request Form?
A Public Records Request Form aids both the employee and the requestor by clarifying precisely what information is being requested, as well as documenting what the requestor inspected or received from the City in return.

Are all records public records?
Although most information the City of Mesa houses is public and therefore subject to disclosure, some information is considered to be confidential. As custodians of confidential information, Mesa is obligated to protect such things as:

  • Social security numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • The identity of undercover police officers
  • Medical records

Additional information may be considered confidential and protected from disclosure depending upon the specific information requested and the circumstances surrounding the request.


How long will it take to receive a response?
As a rule, the City of Mesa responds to all requests for information as quickly as possible. However, it may not always be possible to fill requests for public records right away because records need to be reviewed first to see if they contain confidential information.

Despite this, the City of Mesa strives to respond to public records requests within 10 working days. However, if the request is very large in scope, spans multiple departments or requires additional preparation or review, it may require more time to process. If so, you will be notified.


Are public records free?
There is no charge to review public records at the municipal facility where they are stored. However, there is a fee for photocopies, audio tapes, video cassette tapes and other items. Visit the Citywide Standard Fees & Charges.

Payment is due when the items are received.


Who can I call if I have questions or need additional information?
For more information regarding public records requests, please contact:

Kevin Christopher
480-644-4699
kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov