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California Public Records Act

The California Public Records Act (PRA), while protecting individuals' rights to privacy, provides that access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right to every person in this State. (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.)

By law, we provide public access to our public records, such as:

  • Statements of Financial Interests.
  • Board meeting transcripts.
  • Certain project related documents such as reports, project plans, and meeting minutes.

As requested public records are authorized for release, we will publish them on this page.

Exemptions

We are exempt from disclosing certain public records or portions of public records. (Government Code Section 6254)

Here is a partial list of exempt documents:

  • Preliminary drafts of intra-agency memoranda not retained by us in the normal course of business.
  • Records pertaining to open litigation.
  • Personnel, medical, or similar files.
  • Certain test questions, scoring keys, and other data regarding licensing, employment, and academic examinations.

Written response

You will receive a written response if your request contains information that is exempt from disclosure.

How to Request Public Records

The Disclosure Officer maintains our public records and will send a confirmation to you within 10 business days of receiving your request. The confirmation will tell you when we expect to provide the requested records.

You may request to view our records in person, by mail, or by fax.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except state holidays.

Phone: 916.845.3226

View in person

Contact us to schedule an appointment so that we can prepare the information for you. We do not charge a fee for this service, but we do charge a fee for making copies.

View by mail or fax

When writing to us, describe what type of records you are asking for. We will let you know when the records will be available.

Franchise Tax Board
Disclosure Office, MS A-181
PO Box 1468
Sacramento, CA 95812-1468

Fax: 916.845.4849 (We will not fax information in all cases.)

Fees for copies

We may charge a fee of 10 cents each page.