Submit a request through this brand new form!

RecordTrac tells the City of Oakland the type of documents you need and displaysevery message or record uploaded. You may find what you're looking for without having to submit a new request. Find out more…

City Administrator's announcement:

On Tuesday, October 1, the City of Oakland officially launched “RecordTrac,” a new web application to help the City manage and track incoming public record requests. RecordTrac, http://records.oaklandnet.comimproves transparency, allows users to track progress of their request and saves staff resources through more efficient request handling. The tool provides a searchable public archive of the requests and the responses received from City staff so users can locate information that has already been retrieved. This saves users time and saves City staff from having to process a duplicate request. The Public Records Request system was built by the City of Oakland’s 2013 Code for America Fellows Sheila Dugan, Cris Cristina and Richa Agarwal. The fellows have been working with the City of Oakland since February to develop an application that will bolster the City's goals of increased transparency, more efficient processes and better access to public information. As part of the development process, a working group was established with City staff from the City Administrator’s Office, Public Ethics Commission, City Attorney’s Office and City Clerk’s Office. Besides looking at technology, the working group also reviewed the law, processes and policies around fulfilling Public Record Requests. In addition, the Public Ethics Commission is working with the community to outline a vision for transparency and Open Government in Oakland, furthering our shared goals of ensuring fairness, openness, honesty and integrity in City government. Oakland’s new Public Records Request system is the latest in a series of recent efforts by the City to engage citizens and provide increased access to information and more transparency.