Public Records Request

The Department of Planning & Building provides access to the records it maintains in accordance with the California Public Records Act (CPRA).


Access to various records, including construction permit records issued after the year 1990, are available on CSS Permit Portal Public Records. If the record is not found, you may submit a CPRA Request to the Department of Planning & Building via one of the following methods:


  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (805) 781-5603
  • US mail or in person: 976 Osos Street, Room 300, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
  • Completing the online CPRA Request Form below.


Public Records Act Request
*Records will be provided electronically to this email address.
Where applicable, include a contract or RFP number, APN and/or address (500 character limit)
Enter security code:
 Security code


Department of Planning & Building staff will respond to the request within 10 business days of receipt of the request. In some instances, 14 days may be required to respond as authorized by California Public Records Act. If hard copy records are requested, any duplication fees must be paid at the time of duplication.

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The County’s online permit portal, CSS, will be down and unavailable for public access from Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 PM until Monday, October 4 at 8:00 AM for a system upgrade.

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