Welcome to the City of Berkeley's Records Online

Records Online provides access to search and view City documents.

What's in Records Online?

Records Online contains Election information, Ordinances, Resolutions, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, Contracts, Communications and other City documents. Click here for information on date ranges of specific document types found in Records Online.

For additional resources to access City documents, please refer to the City Clerk Department's Citizens' Guide to Obtaining Information and Records from the City.

Search Tips and Instructions:

  1. For all date fields, the proper search format is mm/dd/yyyy.
  2. A "full text" query locates a specified search term in the record. The search term can be combined with other data fields associated with the document type.
  3. A "keywords" query searches in the specified data fields associated with the document type.
  4. *Asterisks* around a search term find that term where it is part of the data field (e.g. *parking* or *signs* or *sidewalk*).
  5. You may search for an Ordinance or Resolution by document number using the "keywords" query.
  6. Narrow your search as much as possible by choosing the correct record category (ordinance, contracts, etc.)
  7. For full-text queries, you may use the following search tools: Exact Phrase: "term1 term2"; Boolean: term1 AND term2 OR term3 NOT term4; Soundex: S{term}; Fuzzy: F{term}; Near: N#{term1, term2}
  8. To open a document in a new window, click the Open in New Window Icon icon.

In order to view PDF files, you must have a PDF document viewer. To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader: (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)

For assistance in using Records Online, contact the City Clerk Department