Public Works Public Records Request

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit a Public Records Request

CPRA requests may be submitted:

  • Via Email: Complete the PDF form and click on the SUBMIT FORM at the top of the page. Alternately, scan the completed form or save it with your typed responses, then email the document to: [email protected]
  • Via Fax: Fax completed form to 805-781-1229
  • Via US Mail: Mail completed form to: County Govt Center, Room 206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
  • In Person: Submit completed form to front counter staff at 976 Osos Street, Room 206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

Step 2: Receive a Response to your Public Records Act Request

A Public Works representative will provide a response within 10 days of the receipt of your request. In some instances, Public Works may require up to an additional 14 days to respond, as authorized by the Act.

When and where is this service offered?

In-person requests are available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays. Electronic requests may be sent at any time, year round.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Public Works Main Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

976 Osos Street Room 206 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5252

Fax: (805) 781-1229

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for a response to my request?

A response will be provided within 10 business days of the receipt of your request. In some instances, the department may require up to an additional 14 days to respond, as authorized by the Act.

What is the Public Records Act?

The California Public Records Act (Statutes of 1968, Chapter 1473; currently codified as California Government Code §§ 6250 through 6276.48) was a law passed by the California State Legislature and signed by the Governor in 1968 requiring inspection and/or disclosure of governmental records to the public upon request, unless exempted by law.

Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.