Public Records Request
The California Public Records Act provides public access to certain records maintained by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. When a person makes a public records request, regardless of whether it is oral or written, the County shall respond in accordance with the provisions of the Act (California Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.) which require a response within 10 days from the receipt of the request.
You may submit your Public Records Act Request via phone or email. Please provide:
- Your Name
- Contact Information (Email, Phone Number, Address, Etc.)
- A brief description of the records you are seeking (If you know which department houses the records, or if you have a point of contact within the agency, please include that information)
Once you have compiled the information listed above, please send your email to: CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org
If you encounter technical issues or do not have access to a computer, you may call in your request to the Community Development Commission at (707) 565-7501. Staff will ensure your request is referred to the proper department.
PLEASE NOTE: The Community Development Commission does not house records related to zoning information, site plans, building plans, county planning entitlements, building permits, certificates of occupancy, records related to septic systems, records or maps related to location of existing infrastructure or utilities, underground storage tanks, encroachment permits, hazmat records, etc. If the property in question was involved in a specific CDC project, please go ahead and submit your request as outlined above. Thank you!
Technical Difficulties: Depending on your browser’s settings, you may experience an issue when trying to submit the Public Records Act Request form. If you are unable to submit the PDF form linked above, please download the form to your computer, and fill it out with the appropriate information. You may then email the completed form to CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org. If you are unable to download and complete the form, please send an email to CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org and indicate which records you would like to review – be sure to include accurate contact information. A staff member will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
- Please email CDC-PublicRecords@sonoma-county.org with questions or if you would like assistance in submitting your request. The request forms above can be printed, completed offline and submitted to this email address if you prefer.