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Request for Public Information

Due to limited staffing, please complete the following form for all Public Records request. Once we receive this completed form we will contact you with the next steps. 


To establish EDRFA policy and guidelines concerning accessibility of EDRFA records.


Section 6253 of the Government Code provides that every person has a right to inspect any public record except those specifically exempted by law.

"Public record" is defined by law to include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by the EDRFA regardless of physical form or characteristics.

A "writing" for purposes of public access may be a handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photograph, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols or any combination thereof, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored.


Records of El Dorado Regional Fire Authority (EDRFA) are open to inspection at the EDRFA's records storage location which is located at the Georgetown Fire Protection Districts main office (6283 Main Street, Georgetown, CA 95634), a current member agency. Every person has the right to inspect any EDRFA record except those records exempted by statute from public disclosure.


  1. All requests to view or photocopy EDRFA records other than typical billing and account information shall be forwarded to the EDRFA's Administrative Team for processing.
  2. When a member of the public requests the inspection of a public record, or requests a copy of a public record, and to the extent such records are not exempt, the Administrative Team shall, to the extent reasonable, assist the individual in identifying records that are responsive, describe the information technology in which the record exists, and provide suggestions for overcoming any practical basis for denying access to the record.
  3. To the extent identifiable public records exist in electronic format, and access to which is not otherwise restricted by law, and to the extent the information is not exempt from disclosure, the information shall be made available to the public in such format, but only if the production will not jeopardize or compromise the security or integrity of the original record or of any proprietary software in which it is maintained. The person requesting the information shall bear the cost of producing the record, including the cost to construct the record, and the cost of programming and computer service to produce the record when the EDRFA is requested to produce a copy of an electronic record that is produced only at otherwise regularly scheduled intervals or that request requires data compilation, extraction, or programming to produce.
  4. EDRFA staff shall provide a "Public Records Review Request" to each individual who requests the inspection or photocopying of EDRFA records and shall assist the individual in completing the form if so requested.
  5. Upon receipt of a completed Request, EDRFA will, when appropriate:
      (a) Indicate the place within which the inspection must be made and the time limitation, if any, for return of the documents.
      (b) Supervise and assist the requestor in reviewing the records.
      (c) Provide copies upon request and after payment of the appropriate fees.
  6. EDRFA may temporarily deny or restrict inspection of public records under the following circumstances:
      (a) At the time of the request the records are required by EDRFA staff in performing their duties.
      (b) Other persons are inspecting or are waiting to inspect the records.
      (c) The records need to be retrieved from storage.
      (d) At the time of the request supervision of inspection of the records is not possible because of the unavailability of appropriate EDRFA personnel.
      (e) A question exists as to the possible exemption of the record from disclosure and the matter must be referred to legal counsel for determination.
  7. Any notification of denial of any request for records shall set forth the name and title or position of EDRFA personnel responsible for the denial.


A request for a copy of an identifiable public record, for information produced from such a record, or for a certified copy of such a record, must be accompanied by payment of the appropriate fee as determined by EDRFA staff based on cost to EDRFA. Any fee established may be modified from time to time by EDRFA staff to reflect actual chargeable costs, and any fee schedule developed shall be made available by EDRFA's Administrative Team. here the State Legislature has established a statutory fee for any given record, the statutory fee shall be charged.

Records Not Open for Inspection:

The following records are not open for public inspection:

  1. Preliminary drafts, notes or interagency or intraagency memoranda which are not retained by EDRFA in the ordinary course of business, provided that the public interest in withholding those records clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
  2. Records pertaining to pending litigation to which EDRFA is a party, or to claims made pursuant to Division 3.6 (commencing with Section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code, until such litigation or claim has been finally adjudicated or otherwise settled.
  3. Personnel, medical, or similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
  4. Geological and geophysical data, plant production data, and similar information, relating to utility systems development, or market or crop reports, which are obtained in confidence from any person.
  5. Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to administer a licensing examination, examination for employment, or academic examination.
  6. The contents of real estate appraisals or engineering or feasibility estimates and evaluations made for or by EDRFA relative to the acquisition of property, or to prospective public supply and construction contracts, until all of the property has been acquired or all of the contract agreement obtained.
  7. Records the disclosure of which is exempted or prohibited pursuant to provisions of federal or state law, including, but not limited to, provisions of the Evidence Code relating to privilege.
  8. Statements of personal worth or personal financial data required by EDRFA acting in the capacity of a licensing agency and filed by an applicant with EDRFA to establish his personal qualifications for the license, certificate, or permit he seeks.
  9. Memoranda, correspondence, and writings submitted to EDRFA or its Board of Directors by EDRFA's legal counsel pursuant to the attorney-client privilege.
  10. EDRFA is prohibited from allowing public access to "trade secrets." "Trade secrets" as used in this context may include, but is not limited to, any formula, plan, pattern, process, tool mechanism, compound, procedure, production data, or compilation of information which is not patented, which is known only to certain individuals within a commercial concern who are using it to fabricate, produce, or compound an article of trade or a service having commercial value and which gives its user an opportunity to obtain a business advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.
  11. Records pertaining to a utility customer, except to an agent or authorized family member of the customer in question, governmental or law enforcement agencies when appropriate, or unless disclosure is specifically required by law.
  12. Documents related to Vulnerability Assessment.
  13. EDRFA also possesses the discretion to claim an exemption in those instances where the public interest served by not making the record public clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure.

What To Expect

Generally, within 10 days, we’ll determine whether we have the information you requested and if we can disclose it to you. We will also let you know if any fee is applicable under state law.

We generally will begin providing the records to you within 30 days after:

  • we notify you whether we have records we can disclose to you and
  • payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication, or a statutory fee if applicable.

The time for production of the records depends on:

  • the time needed to identify and gather the records
  • the volume of the request
  • whether any computer services are needed to produce a copy of the record

Due to limited staffing, please complete the following form for all Public Records request. Once we receive this completed form we will contact you with the next steps. 

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