REQUEST A PUBLIC RECORD

 

Building application/permit, planning entitlement (approval), fire permit, code enforcement files, plans/renderings (requires affidavits), photos, emails, texts, etc.

For property specific requests, include address/assessor's parcel number and date range.

Everything in this request box will be displayed publicly if the agency makes your request public.

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****Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Newsom and the Order of the Health Officer of Sonoma County to Shelter in Place, a response to your request will be delayed. We will respond as circumstances allow.****

BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST

This portal is intended for requesting public records only. If you are seeking responses to questions, please contact the appropriate City department.

You may find your records faster by searching records that are already available via this portal's search results. Type the records (example: cannabis) or address you are seeking in the search box on the left hand side of the page and click enter.  You may also visit the City's website.  Building applications/permits from 1997 to present are available here: https://citizen.srcity.org/citizenaccess/

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To enable staff to respond to your request as efficiently as possible:

  • Don't put personal information, like your birth date or social security number in your public request.
  • For property searches, include address (and Assessor’s Parcel Number) if known.
  • Be as specific as possible in your request (include the type of record being requested). 

NOTE: Stamped plans are available for inspection in the office of record. To obtain copies, an affidavit must be signed by the property owner and design professional.

ARREST RECORDS

For a copy of your arrest history, you must apply directly to the California Department of Justice. This link will provide more information (on the right there is information about requesting your own arrest record): https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints

 

ANONYMOUS REQUESTS

You are not required to include any contact information with a request, however if you submit an anonymous request you will not receive updates about your request or be able to log in to access documents. The only way you will be able to receive responsive documents is if the department posts them publicly on the portal or if you contact the department directly. If the department needs clarification on your request and has no way to contact you, your request may be closed without a response.

 Contact City Clerk's Office (707) 543-3015 with questions or if you need assistance submitting your request.