Public Records Requests

The 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. Please refer to the guidelines below before submitting a request.

Before submitting a request for records:

  • Please visit our 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 an agency may decline a request for records that is too broad; the Act also requires that an agency offer assistance to a requestor in focusing their request.
  • Please identify whether you seek copies of the records, or prefer to inspect them in our offices before deciding whether to request 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, 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 the records requested will be produced. Under certain extenuating circumstances, the City may request a 14-day extension of this 10-day period.