About the California Public Records Act
Access to information concerning the conduct of the public’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in the State of California.
Requests for public records are handled in accordance with the California Public Records Act. Under the California Public Records Act, members of the public have the right to request and inspect records during the city’s regular business hours.
Definition of Public Records
"Public records" include any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency, regardless of physical form or characteristics. These records include records the City has prepared and retained.
Requesting Public Records
Under the California Public Records Act, members of the public have the right to request and inspect records during the City’s regular business hours.
Submitting Your Request
Requests for public records can be made by downloading and filling out the Request for Public Records Form (PDF) and returning it by mail or in person to:
The Office of the City Clerk
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Requests may also be made to the Office of the City Clerk over the phone or in person, or you can email the City Clerk with your request. When making a request, please have as much information as possible.
City Response to Request
The city, may, unless special circumstances otherwise require, have up to 10 days to respond to a request. Members of the public may request copies of a record.
The city will make every effort to comply with a Public Records Act request, but some types of records are non-disclosable under law, such as personnel files and documents relating to pending litigation.
Fees for Records
The city imposes a standard photocopying charge for copies.