Public Records & Requests
View RecordsCertain types of records are currently available to the public via our Archive Center, which comprises City Council and Advisory Body agendas and minutes, and our Document Center which also includes Resolutions, Ordinances, Public Notices, Forms, Budget Documents, RFPs, and more. Please see below for instructions on submitting a Records Request for public records that aren't currently available on our website.
Public Records RequestsThe City Clerk acts as a clearinghouse for all Public Records Requests submitted to the City. Requests for records will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the Public Records Act, California Government Code Section 6250 et. seq. and other statutes regulating the release of agency records. Please refer to the guidelines below before submitting a request.
Before submitting a request for records:
- Please visit our Archive Center or Document Center to see if the records are readily available for download.
- Please attempt to make a focused and specific request for records. The Public Records Act provides that a records request must reasonably describe an identifiable record or records, and that an agency shall offer assistance to a requestor in focusing their request if needed.
- Please indicate whether you seek copies of the records, or prefer to inspect them in our offices before deciding whether to request copies. If you seek copies, please indicate whether you desire electronic delivery or hard copies. In most cases, there will be no charge for electronic records; there may be a fee for duplication of hard copies.
To submit a request:
To submit a Public Records Request, please submit the request in writing to City Clerk Erica Inderlied via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at (805) 773-7006, or via mail or in person at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, 93449. You are not required by law to make a written request; if you are unable or unwilling to make a written request, please contact the City Clerk's Office for assistance.
After submitting a request:
Within 10 days from the request date, the City will notify you whether it has the records requested. Under certain circumstances, the City may request an extension of this period.