City Records Program

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The City of San Luis Obispo is committed to provide open and transparent access to public records created and maintained by the City, which includes timely access to requested records in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Government Code 6250 et seq).

Can I search for records online?

The City of San Luis Obispo has a wide variety of documents available for browsing online. Check back frequently as we are working to add additional record series. If the record you are looking for is not listed or found in the online library, make a public records request to obtain the record you are searching for.

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Commonly searched records includes:

How do I make a Public Records Request?

The City Clerk, acting as Official Custodian of Records for the City of San Luis Obispo, coordinates Public Records Act Requests. If you are unable to locate a document in the online library, you may complete a Public Records Request Form and return it to the City Clerk's Office.

To expedite your request and to allow an orderly and efficient procedure for processing public records requests, requests must provide clear and specific description(s) of the information you are requesting. Please provide dates, addresses, subjects, titles of documents sought, etc.

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How are the City's records maintained?

The City recognizes the importance of a good records management program and has established a policy for the preservation, protection, retention, and legal disposition of the City's records.

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