Public Records Requests

Public Records Requests

216.664.2772 - - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 106

Records Request Form
Request Policy
Retention Schedule

All records of the City of Cleveland are public, except those exempted by the Ohio Revised Code. It is City policy that records will be organized and maintained so they are available for inspection and copying, as stated by law. Records requests must clearly state the records and/or information being sought. Vague or overly broad requests may be denied by the City. The City may charge for the cost of making copies of the records. A fee schedule appears in the full Records Policy (link above).

Medical Records Requests

216.664.6077 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - Send Email

Medical Records Request Form

The Division of EMS provides copies of patient care records. The fee for this service is $5 per patient/per day. Instructions for completing and routing the form are included in the file above. Notarization of the form is a requirement.

Police Public Records Requests

216.623.5352 – Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm – Send email
Written Requests: 1300 Ontario St., 44113, Cleveland, OH Attn: Public Records

Cleveland Public Request Policy
Records Request Form
Records Retention Schedule

Ohio Sunshine Laws

Records commonly requested include policies and procedures, accident and crime reports, budget data, 911 calls and crime statistics. In order for requests to be filled quickly and correctly, specific information is needed.

Public Records can be requested via email, verbally or in writing and can be done so anonymously. Copies are delivered by US Mail, contracted carrier or, in some cases, electronically.

There may be a charge for making copies of records.

It is the policy of the Division of Police to adhere to the Public Records Act of the State of Ohio. The Division maintains many records that may be of interest which are available to the public (with few exceptions). This openness is meant to inspire faith in the police and to ensure that resources are used wisely and in the public interest.