Public Records Act (PRA) Request

Please Stop: For fastest response, if you are looking for information related to construction, building permits, zoning, land use, or solar installation please submit your request directly at:


Please complete the form below. If the department does not maintain your requested records, the information you provide here will be forwarded to the correct department, to the extent known. 

Public Records Act (PRA) Request
Please enter your first and last name.
If you are requesting public records on behalf of an organization, please provide the organization's name.
Street and Unit Number, City, State
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Please explain what records you are requesting and, where applicable, include a contract number, RFP number, APN and/or property address.
Please provide the time frame of the records you are requesting.
Preferred Response:

How would you like to receive the requested documents? *Please note that in some instances, the Department may require up to an additional 14 days to respond to requests requiring paper responses.
By typing your full name in the “signature” box, you are hereby signing this document and allowing the County of San Luis Obispo ("County") to use the information provided to reproduce the requested records maintained by the appropriate department and understand that there may be fees incurred in the reproduction of those records.
I understand that this form is not required to submit a request for public records; however, the information provided helps the department identify the records or data I am requesting and allows the department to track my request.

A response will be sent to you within 10 days of receipt of your request. All payments are due at the time record production is provided.

Don't want to submit this information online? Download and print the PDF version of the form and send it via US mail or fax, or drop it off in person. 

Via email: Complete e-form above and click the "Submit" button. 

Via US Mail: Please download, print and complete the PDF form and mail the completed form to:

Administrative Office
Attn: Admin. Services Officer
1055 Monterey St., Ste. D430
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Via fax: Please download, print and fax the completed form to 805-781-5023. 

In person: Please download, print and complete form and submit it to the front counter staff at the above address. 

Please note: The California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.) applies to writings in County files "containing information related to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics." The County will provide those documents to you, unless they are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act or other legal reasons that prevent the documents from being disclosed to the public. 

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