CCTV in Bristol
Ask for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of yourself, why we have CCTV and where the cameras are.
You have the right to ask for CCTV footage of yourself.
How to apply
Complete the CCTV subject access request form (word doc, 902k) (opens new window) .
You'll need to provide:
- two official certified documents, which together show your name, date of birth and current address
- a recent full face photo of you
- details of the footage you want to see, for example, the date, time and location
Here is a full list of acceptable documents (pdf, 36k) (opens new window) that can be used as as proof of your identity. These documents will need to be certified as a true copy of the original.
How to certify your ID
For information on certifying your ID visit the GOV.UK certifying page.
The Post Office offers a certification service whereby copies of original I.D. documents can be certified as true.
How we'll respond
We’ll deal with your request within one calendar month. If we can give you the footage you’ve asked for we’ll send you a DVD. We might edit the footage to protect the identity of other people.
We can refuse your request if sharing the footage will put a criminal investigation at risk.
If the footage relates to a crime and the police have the footage, they’ll tell you if you can see it.
If you want footage of a road traffic collision, your insurance company will have to request it.
Why we have CCTV cameras
CCTV is an important tool in reducing crime. It's used by the Safer Bristol Partnership for the prevention and detection of crime.