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Use RecordTrac to request copies of specific documents, photos, emails, texts, audio recordings, electronic information and data in the City of Oakland's databases.

What are you trying to find?

Describe in detail the records you need. This message can be viewed by the public. Don’t reveal personal information about yourself or others.

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Contact information

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Only City of Oakland employees will be able to view this information.
Only City of Oakland employees will be able to view this information.

Example

Please provide building permits issued between 2009 and 2013 for 508 16TH ST in Oakland, Ca 94612. Thank you.

Tips

  • Name the record. If possible, name the specific record that you are looking to review.
  • Be specific and describe the information you need. Provide dates, key words and other details to help City staff search through records and expedite your request.
  • Keep your personal information private. Everything in the request box that you enter, including social security numbers, home addresses and names will be made public.