Public Records Requests

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Looking for information and records? Not all records need to be requested in order to view them. There are a number of items already available online.

Commonly requested Mesa items available online

Intersection Cameras - The Transportation Department cameras at intersections are for live detection of vehicles for traffic signal operation and/or monitoring of real time traffic conditions. We do not record or retain video.

Visit the Data Portal for data available on:

  • Energy & Utilities - Water, Gas and Electric
  • Permits & Licenses - Building Permits and Licenses
  • Financials - Vendor payments and tax revenues
  • Recreation & Culture - Arts, museums, parks and recreation
  • Zoning & Property - Vacancy rates, zoning and property
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Light rail, bike paths, road construction and transit
  • Neighborhoods - Code violations, graffiti and demographics
  • Public Safety - Crime and incidents
  • City Operations - Government operations related information

Public Records through other agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

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 [PDF].

Payment is due when the items are received.

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 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.

Need help? Please contact City Clerk's Office at 480-644-2099 or


If your inquiry requires a public records request, please complete the appropriate form listed below.

Specialized Forms

General Form

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