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Public Record Requests

How to Request a Public Record

The California Public Records Act (California Government Code §6250 et. seq.) provides the public with important rights to obtain access to records held by public agencies in the state. The Port of Long Beach is committed to providing reasonable access to all public records, with the exception of those documents exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law or considered confidential or privileged under the law.

The Port of Long Beach encourages public records requests be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) in order to assist staff in responding efficiently to your request. In accordance with the Public Records Act, the Port has 10 calendar days to respond to any request for public documents by indicating whether the documents exist and/or making the documents available.

Record Request Procedure

Fill out the Request for Public Records Form to identify each requested record or document. Please be as specific as possible. Non-specific inquiries may cause delayed response times.

Submit the completed form to:
Custodian of Record
Port of Long Beach
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
by fax to (562) 283-7518, or by email to kirstin.parker@polb.com.

The Custodian of Record will determine if the Port has documents responsive to your request and respond to you within 10 calendar days of receiving the form. You will also be informed of any reproduction charges.

If you would like to review the original documents at the Records Center, please contact staff to arrange an appointment time. If you would like to receive copies of the requested documents, remit the indicated reproduction fees to the Port of Long Beach.

Contact Information

If you have questions about obtaining public records, please contact the Records Center at (562) 283-7521.

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