Public Records Request
Public Records Center
GovQA is a public records system designed to make information accessible to the public. The links above can help you find the documents you need.
Public records are defined as any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business. These records are prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. The GovQA portal is designed to enable you to request official data, including statistics, compiled by our department analysts.
GovQA is an SFPD authorized third party vendor which provides public records request services. SFPD accepts no liability for the accuracy of content on the linked GovQA webpages.
Members of the public may still make requests using U.S. mail, facsimile, email and by phone by using the request form (PDF). Those requests will be manually entered and tracked in the public portal by a member of the Legal staff.
An account on the SFPD public portal can be created to track the request online. Additionally, anonymous requests can be made through this public portal.