Viewing CCTV images

You can only apply for access to information held on CCTV if an investigation, prosecution or action to prevent a crime is taking place under the Police Criminal Evidence Act criteria.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 access requests can be made by members of the public in relation to civil cases and unreported accidents.

To be able to search against our CCTV recorded data we will need some initial information from you that you can fill out in this form.

We will make the initial search based on the information you give us and get back to you with what to do next if something is found.

We will need a location from you. You will need road and building details to help us narrow our search. To include a map link in your enquiry go to and follow these instructions from Google about sharing a location.

CCTV request form

Date and time of the CCTV you would like to view
Location of the CCTV you would like to view
Your details
Further information

Privacy notice

You are providing your information to Brent Council, contact details or 020 8937 5678. The Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted via

Your information is collected for the purpose of the prevention and detection of Crime and community safety as required to fulfil the council’s duties under The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the surveillance camera code of practice (2013)

The information will be shared with Council staff and contractors or more widely in the event of an incident.  CCTV images shall be retained for 30 days, or in the event of an incident requiring further investigation for no longer than 3 years after creation and shall be processed in adherence to your legal rights, including but not limited to the right to withdraw consent, right to copies of your information and right to be forgotten.

You have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

Further information can be found at