Access to Public Records

The Board of Equalization (BOE) administers Property Tax, Alcoholic Beverage Tax, and Tax on Insurers programs. Please visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website to request Business Tax and Fee records.

The Board of Equalization (BOE) is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of California's public access laws.

The Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.) requires the BOE to provide public access to any records we maintain, unless the records are legally exempt from disclosure. Any person can file a Public Records Act request. The Board has adopted 18 California Code of Regulations, section 8000 et seq., which provide guidance on how to make a Public Records Act Request.

The Information Practices Act (Civil Code section 1798 et seq.) generally allows individuals to have access to their personal information maintained in BOE files, including financial information such as tax records. The Information Practices Act also restricts the disclosure of personal information to third parties. Requests must be filed by the taxpayer, the feepayer, or their representative.

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