Public Records Request

Public Records Request Drawers

Santa County, as a public body, and its officers are responsible for maintaining all records reasonably necessary or appropriate to maintain an accurate knowledge of their activities. Permanent public records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of ARS §39-101 and other state and federal laws.  Other public records must be maintained in accordance with ARS §39-121.01(B) and (C) unless properly disposed of pursuant to ARS §41-1344, §41-1347, and §41-1351. Public records include all books, papers, maps, photos, and documentary materials produced or kept by a public official in pursuance of a duty or to document the activities of a public body. 

A number of legal provisions govern Santa Cruz County’s response to any request for public information, which includes: The Public Records Act; ARS §39-121 through §39-124; The Open Meeting Law, ARS §38-431; various information-specific state statutes and administrative regulations designating particular information as either subject to public access or as being confidential; and, the body of law interpreting these provisions as reported in court decisions and opinions of the Arizona Attorney General.

In order to inspect or reproduce public records of Santa Cruz County, all inquiries must be made in writing using a Public Records Request Form for either Commercial or Non-Commercial purposes and submitted to the Clerk of the Board via email at or mail to 2150 N. Congress Dr. Room 119 Nogales, AZ 85621, or fax (520) 761-7843.

Personal Records Requests such as court orders or law enforcement reports must be requested directly from the corresponding department(s):

Santa Cruz County Superior Court                               Santa Cruz County Justice of the Peace
(520) 375-7300                                                                 Traffic:(520) 375-7760  Criminal:(520) 375-7761 Civil: (520) 375-7762

Santa Cruz County Clerk of the Superior Court         Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
(520) 375-7700                                                                 (520) 375-5200

Click on the blue button to fill out an electronic form: 

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Prefer to print and fill out a public records request form click on the following link: 

Fillable Public Records Request Form