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County of San Luis Obispo

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PRA / Data Requests

Have a Public Records Act or other data request? Use the table below to find the right agency to contact. Please note that you are not required to submit a formal PRA request in writing; however, this assists the Department identify records or data you are requesting and track your request.

Type of Request Description Responsible Agency How to Request

Pesticide/Restricted Material Use Reports 

This information is available in the form of a quarterly report for all commodities, pesticides, and permittees in the county at no charge and is usually available within one to two business days. A custom computer query and report can be built for a fee.

This report contains information about the Permittee, Commodity, Application Site, and Restricted Material Used for all Pesticide/Restricted Material Applications made.

Agriculture / Weights and Measures

Submit Information Request  

Producer Contact List 

This information is available if the form of a quarterly report for all Commodities, Sites, and Permittees in the county at no charge and is usually available within one to two business days. A custom computer query and report can be built for a fee.

This report contains information about the Permittee, Commodity, and Sites of all Valid Restricted Material Permit Holders in the county.

Agriculture / Weights and Measures

Submit Information Request 

Budget/financial information

The Administrative Office is responsible for sound financial planning through annual preparation and regular review of the County budget.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

Board of Supervisors policies

The Administrative Office provides advice, interprets and implements the goals and policies of the Board of Supervisors through effective leadership and management of County services.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

Board of Supervisors meetings, agenda items and hearings

The Administrative Office assists the Board of Supervisors in preparing and reviewing the Board meeting agendas, as well as taking minutes for Board meetings.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

Citizen complaints

The Administrative Office investigates complaints asserting that a County department or employee is acting in a manner that is unfair, arbitrary, inconsistent, or contrary to law.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

Applications for County grants

The Administrative Office provides administrative oversight over the following grant programs: Community Based Organization and Preventative Health Grants (CBO/PHG), Infrastructure/Beautification Grants, and Supervisorial District community Project Grants.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

Emergency planning, response and recovery records

The County Administrative Officer is the director of emergency services and is, therefore, responsible for the development of County emergency plans to mobilize resources to respond to emergencies.

Administrative Office

Submit  PRA Request with Admin Office

SB 272

Approved on October 11, 2015, SB 272 adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates.

Information Technology

Download catalog of Enterprise Systems 

RFP-Related

Any and all  documents related to a ‘Request of Proposal’ that the County has run (Contract, Proposals, scorecards, interview notes, etc.)

Central Services

Submit PRA with Central Services

Original Bid Documents

Any and All documents related to an ‘Invitation to Bid’ that the County has run.

Central Services

Submit PRA with Central Services

Awarded Contractor Information 

Contact info, contracts, invoices, Certified Payrolls and other information related to awarded contractors

Central Services

Submit PRA with Central Services

Vendor Proposals 

Any proposal, quote, invoice that a vendor has submitted to the County for any size procurement.

Central Services

Submit PRA with Central Services

Construction of Public Improvement Projects

Information on the construction of County projects including but not limited to contracts, funding, or project logs.

Public Works

Submit PRA with Public Works

Water Data 

While current and historical water data is available on wr.slocountywater.org, alternative formats or further historical rain, stream, reservoir, and groundwater data may be available via a PRA to Public Works.

Public Works

Submit PRA with Public Works

County Maintained Roads

Information on maintenance and improvements related to County roadway infrastructure.

Public Works

Submit PRA with Public Works

CUPA/Hazmat Records

Active & Inactive facilities, Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST), Waste Generators, CALARP Facilities, etc.

Environmental Health

Submit PRA with Environmental Health

Historical Reports of Environmental Contamination

Spills, Releases, Discharges of Hazardous Materials

Environmental Health

Submit PRA with Environmental Health

Water Well Information

Permit Information, Construction Information, including but not limited to Well Depth, Casing Diameter, Depth to First Water

Environmental Health

Submit PRA with Environmental Health

Complaint Investigation

Reports of Foodborne Illness, Waterborne Illness, Investigation Reports including, but not limited to Trash & Sewage

Environmental Health

Submit PRA with Environmental Health

Unclaimed checks/Staled dated checks

County payments to vendors that have not been cashed or are staled dated

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Tax defaulted properties

Properties that have unpaid property taxes

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Business License Lists in the Unincorporated Areas of the County

List of Business Licenses issued outside of city limits

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Vacation Rental Lists in the Unincorporated Areas of the County

List of Vacation Rentals licenses issued outside of city limits

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Transient Occupancy Tax Rates

Current rates for the Transient Occupancy Tax

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Vendor or Travel Expenses

Vendor or Travel Expenses paid to specific companies, employees or elected officials

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Property Tax Payment Details

Payment history on property taxes

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Property Tax Revenue Distributions

Property Tax Funds that are collected and distributed to other agencies such a Schools

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Property Tax Bonds and Direct Charges

State law allows some local districts the option to place numerous types of non-ad valorem (non-value related) per parcel assessments & charges on the property tax bills.

ACTTC

Submit PRA with ACTTC

Health Data and Records

The Public Health Department maintains data and records related to health in SLO County, including surveillance of infectious diseases

Public Health

Contact Public Health Department

Land Use Permits (Plans)

All types of Land Use Permits including Conditional Use Permits, Minor Use Permits, Cannabis Cultivation, Site Plans, and Variances. Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference (plan) number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Search by address, APN, or plan/permit number on the CSS Portal or Land Use View mapping application.  

Or complete and submit Department PRA Form

Land Divisions (Plans)

This Includes Lot Line Adjustments, Parcel Maps, Tract Maps, Voluntary Mergers (used to legally combine two or more adjoining parcels which are held in common ownership into a single parcel), and Certificates of Compliance (establish a legal record officially recognizing that a parcel was legally created). Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference  number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Search by address, APN, or plan/permit number on the CSS Portal or Land Use View mapping application. 

Or complete and submit Department PRA Form

Zoning Clearances

Zoning Clearances are processed for Coastal Wells, Home Occupations / Business License Review, Plot Plans, Tree Removal (including Oak Woodlands), and Vacation Rentals in designated areas of the county. Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference  number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Search by address, APN, or plan/permit number on the CSS Portal or Land Use View mapping application. 

Or complete and submit Department PRA Form

Building Permits

Building Permits for all types of construction including Residential, Commercial, and Solar / Energy systems. This includes During- and Post-Construction Stormwater Management. Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Search by address, APN, or plan/permit number on the CSS Portal or Land Use View mapping application. 

Or complete and submit Department PRA Form

Grading Permits

Grading permits for agricultural, development, and constructions purposes. Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference  number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Search by address, APN, or plan/permit number on the CSS Portal or Land Use View mapping application. 

Or complete and submit Department PRA Form

Surface Mining Inspections

Inspections include on-site visits to ensure that the mines are operating within their approved boundaries and following the requirements of their approved reclamation plans.

Planning & Building

Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

Code Enforcement Violations

Information regarding suspected and/or established violations of land use and environmental laws, building codes, rental home inspections, and stormwater discharge systems monitoring. Public can also search for records and information by address, APN, or county reference number on our CSS Portal and our interactive mapping application, Land Use View.

Planning & Building

Public can report online, and search CSS Portal or Land Use View to see permit information.

Or complete and Submit Department PRA Form

CEQA / Environmental Documents

These include Environmental Impact Reports, Mitigated Negative Declarations, and Notices of Exemption and are a result of the Environmental Review process as outlined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as applicable.

Planning & Building

These documents, once prepared, are available for review by the public and other agencies via the “Courtesy Notice” and linked directly to the corresponding project(s) in our CSS Portal.

Or Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

Reports, Notices, Agendas, various hearing bodies

Information regarding Planning Department Hearings, Subdivision Review Board, Planning Commission, Agricultural Preserve Review Committee, Airport Land Use Commission, Board of Construction Appeals, and Cannabis Abatement Hearings

Planning & Building

Agendas and Item Documents are available online. Department PRA Form

Water Conservation Programs

Ag Offset Program, Cash for Grass, Los Osos Groundwater Basin, Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, etc

Planning & Building

Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

Housing Programs & Initiatives

 The Department of Planning & Building's Housing and Economic Development Section is dedicated to creating affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income households through the administration of grant programs and various housing-related plans & policies.

Planning & Building

Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

 AB-52 and SB-18

Consultation and coordination with local Tribal Administrators regarding the protection and impact of tribal cultural resources

Planning & Building

Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

Williamson Act Contracts

The Department of Planning & Building administers land conservation contracts under the Williamson Act, which provides a reduction of property taxes to owners of farmland and open-space land in exchange for a ten or 20-year agreement that the land will not be developed or otherwise converted to another use.

Planning & Building

Complete and Submit Department PRA Form

Property Information and Assessed Values

Per Section 408 of the State of California, Board of Equalization Revenue and Taxation Code, not all documents held in the Assessor’s Office are open to public inspection.

Property information such as situs address, parcel number, parcel map, property attributes, and assessed value may be obtained through the “Property Information Search” on our website.

Fees may be incurred in the reproduction of our records.  Property owners or their authorized representatives may generally obtain records relating to their specific ownership free of charge.

Assessor’s Office

Submit PRA Request with the Assessor's Office