Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Berkeley Police Records Bureau

Hours:  Monday-Friday 10 am to 2 pm 

 Except Holidays

Part of the Professional Standards Division, the Records Bureau is responsible for all reports that are generated by the Department. The Records Bureau is the repository, retrieval and records management center for all official incident reports and warrants for the city.

To contact the Records Bureau, please call (510) 981-5750 or send an email to  policerecords@cityofberkeley.info.


Members of the Record Bureau personnel process requests for information regarding incident and crime reports.  The Records Bureau provides the following services for the public:

«Clearance Letters - Letters of Good Standing/Conduct are $10.00. The requestor must bring their own notary if the letter it is to be notarized.

Towed Vehicles
$75.00 - No charge for vehicles that were stolen

Collision Reports
$10.00 - Must be an involved party to obtain report.

Incident Reports
$1.00 - If request is made by mail, $0.10
per page if the request is made at the front counter.

Criminal History Printout
$5.00 - We only release BPD information and must be requested by the person who was detained/arrested. 

Local Booking and other Photos
$3.00 per photo (4x6)

Certification Stamp
$5.00 per document  





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