CESTB Public Records Request
The Constable Ethics, Standards and Training Board (CESTB) is committed to the transparency and document preservation standards embodied in Arizona’s public records laws.
As required by A.R.S. Title 39, Chapter 1, Article, 2, the CESTB is required to promptly produce public records (or make public records available for inspection) in a reasonable time after a request has been made. Some requests may be fulfilled in a few days. However, some requests may take longer to fulfill based on the nature of the request, the quantity of records sought, the technological complexity of locating/producing the records, staff availability, the necessity for off-site retrieval, and legal reviews. If a request is expected to take more than 30 calendar days to process, the CESTB will notify the requester in writing and provide a reasonable estimate of how much additional time will be required.
The CESTB may deny a request to produce all or a part of a public record when the requested material contains information that is protected from disclosure by federal or state law.
Please be advised that Arizona law does not require the CESTB to create records that do not already exist in order to comply with a public records request. Requests for customized reports and/or data may be denied.
To obtain public records, complete and submit the Public Records Request Form below in its entirety. A public records request must be for a “record” and not just for information. It is important that the request be as detailed as possible to avoid delay and the need for further communications prior to providing the requested records. Requests that are too broad will be returned for clarification and specificity.
You may request documents be provided digitally via email, hard copy, or by making an appointment to inspect the records.
As permitted by A.R.S. § 39-121.01(D) (1), the CESTB may charge a fee to cover administrative costs and the costs of reproduction and postage for hard copies of records being requested for non-commercial purposes. Additional charges apply to public records requested for commercial purposes. See A.R.S. § 39-121.03.
The CESTB may charge the following rates for copies of public records:
In person inspection: No charge for non-commercial purposes; however, an appointment must be made with the CESTB to review records. Walk-in requests without an appointment will not be honored.
- CESTB paper records (black and white) $0.25 per page
- CESTB paper records (color copies) $0.75 per page
- Copies of material in digital format (when necessary) $10.00 each Electronic Device
- Postage or Fed Ex if requested items are mailed or shipped - Actual Cost
Electronic copies: No charge if the documents are already in electronic form. If a request requires the CESTB to convert hard copies into electronic copies, a $0.25 per page fee will be charged.
Website: If requested records or materials are available on the CESTB’s website (https://CESTB.az.gov/), the records are deemed already available to the public free of charge. The CESTB does not provide hard copies of materials that are already available for downloading through its website. This does not apply to requests for materials made through a reasonable accommodation request pursuant to the American Disabilities Act or similar laws.
Payment: Payment must be made by check or money order (no cash) payable to: Constable Ethics, Standards and Training Board. All fees must be received by the CESTB in advance of the release of records.
Commercial purpose: Records that are requested for commercial purposes will be charged for the value of the reproduction on the commercial market as allowed pursuant to A.R.S. § 39-121.03. A “commercial purpose” is defined by as “the use of public record for the purpose of the sale or resale or for the purpose of producing a document containing all or part of the copy, printout, or photograph for sale, or obtaining of names and addresses from such public records for the purpose of solicitation, or for any purpose in which the purchaser can reasonably anticipate the receipt of monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of such public record.” A.R.S. § 39-121.03(D).
In some cases, records may be required to undergo a legal review prior to the release or review of materials by the public to avoid disclosure of information protected by law. Certain personal, financial, or proprietary information may be redacted prior to release. The CESTB may also assert recognized privileges, such as the attorney-client privilege, legislative privilege, or the deliberative process privilege, to justify withholding a document from public disclosure. A document may be withheld based on the best interests of the State as well. If the CESTB concludes that a request includes information protected from disclosure, the CESTB will provide a written response to the requester that identifies the materials withheld or redacted and explain why the information is protected from disclosure.