Public Records

How to request a Department of Corrections public record:

Use the button below to open a new page allowing you to request from a wide array of prepared documents from the Arizona Department of Corrections, or use the new page to fill out a large text box to request a public record that does not appear as a selection and our team will verify the feasibility of your request. You will be prompted to specify the type of your document request from the following options:

  • Basic Agency Record
  • Employee Record
  • Inmate Record
  • Subpoena

Online Records Request Application


How to pay for your Department of Corrections public record request:

After requesting your document or documents, click the button below to use our online payment system, where the record request can be specified and an appropriate payment submitted. Refer to the following table of standard charges for the price of each document or media file that you are requesting:

Document Cost
Copies $.50 per page
Subpoena $.10 per subpoena
Photographic Print (5" x 7") $9.00
Photographic Print (8" x 10") $12.00
Photographic Print (11" x 14") $18.00

Online Payment for Records Requests


How to receive your requested document:

The application which is used to request your public record will prompt for the input of a valid email address to which we will send an attached file or files, although a physical address or P.O. Box can also be specified to receive paper copies of your request.

ADC Public Records FAQ and Contact Info:

What is a Public Record?

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute, A.R.S. 39-12139-121.01, and 39-121.03 specific and identifiable public records are to be made available to the public for inspection and copying.

What is a Public Record Request?

A valid public record request is for a specific and identifiable public document. The document is identified so a staff person of the agency is able to locate responsive documents. Identification includes any combination of the following information: name of document, subject matter, date, location, persons involved, specific incident, etc.

Note: Requests for information that does not currently exist or which may require the production of creating new reports may not be accommodated.

What is the Department policy related to Public Records Requests?
What is the cost?

Charges for Public Records be viewed at: Standard Charge List.

How do I make a Public Records Request?

Please visit the links found at the top of this page to make your request using our website or contact us directly at:

Email request: media [at] azcorrections [dot] gov
Fax request to: (602) 364-0601
Mail request to:
Arizona Department of Corrections
Media Relations - Public Records Requests
1601 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Further questions?
If you have any other questions regarding the public disclosure process, please contact the Department Public Records Unit at:

Email: media [at] azcorrections [dot] gov
Phone: (602) 542-3133
Mail request to:
Arizona Department of Corrections
Media Relations - Public Records Requests
1601 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Note(s): 

  • If you are seeking Public Records information regarding offenders:
    paccess [at] azcorrections [dot] gov (Contact Public Access)
     
  • If you are seeking information and are a family member/friend of an offender:
    Contact Constituent Services, Inmate Family and Friends
     
  • If you are seeking legal information regarding offenders or the Department:
    Contact Legal Services
     
  • All others Public Records Requests continue as indicated above