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Record Requests

Requesting Public Records

All public records requests to the California Department of Human Resources should be sent to the Office of the Director by mail, email, phone, or fax.

California Department of Human Resources
Office of the Director
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95811-7258

Phone 916-322-5193
Fax 916-322-8376

If you make a request over the phone, we may send you a confirmation letter or email to ensure your request was conveyed correctly to the CalHR staff assigned to respond.

Reviewing Public Records in Person

Records are available for inspection during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM at our office.

To make sure the records are ready for inspection, we request that you make an appointment using the contact information listed above.


What should I include in my request?

  • Contact information where we should send the information (unless you're picking it up in person).
  • A specific description of the information you're requesting. If you're uncertain how to describe it, let us know and we'll help you identify what information we have that best matches what you need.

Will CalHR charge a fee?

In most cases, there's no fee. However, if your request requires us to duplicate a large volume of material, we may charge you for the duplication costs (typically 10 cents per page). If the request requires us to compile records, extract information from an electronic database, or undertake computer programming, we may charge you for that cost.

How quickly will CalHR respond?

We will respond within 10 days. If we're unable to collect the necessary information in that timeframe, we'll still respond within 10 days explaining the delay.

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