Public Records Request

The City of Hesperia does NOT process birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, recorded documents, or other vital records. To obtain these documents, please call the San Bernardino County Recorder's Office at (760)995-8065 or visit their website at www.sbcountyarc.org

Processing Requests for Copies of Records

If you would like a copy of a specific record maintained by the City of Hesperia, please submit a Public Records Request below. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the Office to identify and locate the requested records. Requests are also accepted via email, by mail, or in person.

When a copy of a record is requested and the record cannot be produced immediately, the City Clerk will determine within 10 calendar days after the receipt of the request whether it can comply with the request. If the City Clerk's Office cannot meet the 10 day requirement, it shall promptly inform the requester of its decision and the reasons for the decision. The initial 10-day period may be extended for up to an additional 14 days if the department is required to consult with another agency having a substantial interest in the request, if additional time is needed to search for documents from field locations, or if the request is voluminous. (Gov. Code section 6253[c][1-4])

Denied Request
If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the City Clerk's Office explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within 15 calendar days after the City Clerk's Office received the request for inspection.

Fees
 If a person requesting an inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged and the City Clerk's Office may request that applicable fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the copies are made. A receipt indicating that the fees have been paid for making copies of public records will be provided upon request to the person requesting the copies.

The Records Center stores City records and documents in compliance with State rules and regulations and the City Council's adopted Records Management Program. Retention, storage and destruction times are carefully monitored and documented in adherence to State and City guidelines.