Public records are open to inspection during the office hours of City Hall and every person has a right to inspect public records, except as provided by law.

There may be occasions when it is impractical to provide an immediate copy for review or duplication and the City has ten (10) days in which to provide the copy. If for some reason the public records request cannot be granted, you will be notified within ten (10) days of the receipt of the request, pursuant to Government Code Section 6256.

Copies of public documents shall be provided to the public at a cost of $.10 per copy pursuant to the Albany City Charter.

Please contact the County of Alameda for information on the following:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Birth & Death Certificates
  • Fictitious Business Names
  • Recordation of Documents
  • Voter Information