BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST
You may find your records faster by searching records that are already available at http://www.oaklandca.gov. Just type the records you are seeking in the search box on the left hand side of the page and click enter.
You are not required to include any contact information with a request, however if you submit an anonymous request you will not receive updates about your request or be able to log in to access documents. The only way you will be able to receive responsive documents is if the department posts them publicly on the portal or if you contact the department directly. If the department needs clarification on your request and has no way to contact you your request may be closed out without a response.