CCTV: accessing information about you

We operate CCTV cameras in public spaces across Liverpool and in council buildings. These cameras are used by different service areas in the council for a range of reasons, including crime detection and prevention, traffic monitoring and bus lane enforcement and public reassurance.

Each service area must comply with legislation and meet strict codes of practice when managing and monitoring CCTV.

How do I access CCTV images?

If you want to find out what information, if any, is held about you on council managed CCTV you can apply to City Watch. City Watch manages all requests for images.

Please remember to include two ID documents. Details can be found on the form. We are legally obliged to reply within 30 days of your request.

Please note: Certain information may be exempt where footage is held for the prevention and detection of crime, or where information may prejudice the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

Third party applications

If you are a business and wish to make a third party application, please see the business section.