Public Records

California Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act provides the public with important rights to obtain access to records held by public agencies in the State. Public records are open to inspection during Town office hours and every person has a right to inspect public records, except as provided for by law. You have the right to a copy of any identifiable public record.


The Town of Danville encourages public records requests to be submitted in writing in order to assist staff in responding efficiently to your request. There may be occasions when it is impractical to provide an immediate copy for review or duplication; therefore, you will be notified of the time delay within ten days. If, for some reason your public records request cannot be granted, you will be notified within ten days of the receipt of the request, pursuant to Government Code §6256.


  1. Danville Connect: Submit your public records request online directly to the City Clerk
  2. PDF: Complete a fillable public records request form (PDF)  Be sure to save the completed form prior to emailing to the City Clerk at