Ask for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of yourself, why we have CCTV and where the cameras are.

Request footage

You have the right to ask for CCTV footage of yourself.

However, we only keep CCTV images for 28 days.

How to apply
Complete the document CCTV subject access request form (443 KB) .

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 pdf full list of acceptable documents (35 KB) 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 well send you a DVD.

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 Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership for the prevention and detection of crime.

Where are the CCTV cameras

You can see a map of CCTV cameras Go to (opens new window).