Frequently Asked Questions for Public Records Search

Q. What types of “public records” can be found on this Web site?

A. The records found on the Public Records Search Web site are past City Council Reports (CCRs), Requests for Council Action (RCAs), ordinances, resolutions and meeting minutes, meeting results from board, commission, City Council, and Council Subcommittee meetings, contracts, election-related records.

Q. What dates of public records are available online?

A. Most Public Records are available online from 1990 to the present. Additionally there are a growing number of documents available online prior to 1990. If you cannot find a document, please contact the City Clerk Department at 602-262-6811.

Q. What can I do if I am experiencing difficulties viewing documents?

A. All documents are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, which allows the document to be downloaded, viewed and printed with all of its original formatting and graphics. To view files in this format, you must first download a copy of the Adobe Reader and follow the instructions for installation.

Q. How do I obtain copies of City of Phoenix contracts?

A. The City Clerk Department maintains contracts and other public records for the City of Phoenix. This information is provided to the public on request via e-mail or in person. If you cannot find a document, please contact the City Clerk Department at 602-262-6811.

Q. What charges are associated with obtaining photocopies in person?

A. The Citywide photocopy fee is $.19 per page and the Citywide computer printing fee is $.15 per page. The official record certifications fee is $2.25 per document.

Q. Where can I obtain copies of Phoenix City Code and Zoning Ordinance?

A. The Phoenix City Code and Zoning Ordinances are available online at http://phoenix.gov/CITYCODE/index.html.

Q. Where can I research past Phoenix City Codes?

A. Past Ordinances of City Codes can be researched by visiting the City Clerk Department at 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003.

Q. How do I find Past Council Agendas?

A. The 10 most recent formal agendas and the 5 most recent zoning (recessed) agendas are always available online.